Hi There, World!
I'm Megan and I am seeking to transform the local and statewide education systems in Northern California.
Last year, I was in the midst of working 60 hours a week for what I had expected to be my dream job- but something felt off. As the months passed, I began to realize that I was not heading down a career path that aligned with my values. Despite getting to perform full-time for audiences of thousands, I realized that theatre does not fulfill me as much as Progressive Education and Advocacy do. Thus, began my rollercoaster ride of starting a new career path from scratch...
Originally from Sacramento, CA, I have worked as an educator and artist across the country, in cities including Columbus, OH, New York, NY, and Atlanta, GA. This past year, I have embarked on my first full-time teaching position as the “Spark Guide” (1st-grade teacher) at Acton Academy at Serenbe.
I am deeply passionate about expanding access to innovative education for all communities and identities. This fall, I will begin my Master's program at UC Berkeley, as a member of the 2021 BE3 (Berkeley Educators of Equity and Excellence) Cohort. I will continue to explore “teaching” and “school” as traditional concepts in need of some fresh ideas and creative approaches! Eventually, I hope to shift into policy design and advocacy in order to help build a more inclusive, innovative, and abolitionist K-12 public education system. I believe through introducing peer mentorship, design thinking, and civic dialogue to children at an early age, we can build generations of innovative problem-solvers, brave leaders, and empathetic community members.
This upcoming year, I will investigate how to empower students in their learning processes through a Montessori pedagogy and setting. I am also in the midst of applying to a handful of California-based graduate programs in Social Justice/ Urban Education, and Innovative Teaching. Interested in collaborating on a project? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get in touch!
Click around to see my examples of my work, links to both my artist and teaching resumes, and an easy form for contacting me! Let's work together and create something amazing.
Artistic and Educational