Meg grew up in Southeastern Wisconsin and graduated from Arrowhead High School in 2004. She further pursued her academic career at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a focus on literary and critical studies. During her time as a college student, she also coached girl’s soccer at a local high school. Her last year of college, Meg started an internship at Johnson Controls Inc. as a project specialist, which required her to educate adults about new business software and practices. This internship transpired into a full-time job upon graduation.
After a year of sitting behind a desk, Meg was looking for a new challenge. She moved to California, where she worked for Johnson Control’s leading competitor, Acco Engineered Systems, performing duties both similar and new to her former role. Though grateful for such success right out of college, Meg recognized that she loved her role as a teacher, but did not enjoy the cubicle life. This recognition, coupled with her wonderful previous experience coaching, led Meg to pursue her teaching certification.
Meg returned to the Midwest and began her teaching certification program in January of 2010. She completed her student teaching at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois, where she taught freshman and senior level classes. Meg will be completing the 2010-2011 academic year at Stevenson High School filling in for various long-term substitution positions. Meg’s experience gives her a unique insight into the importance of helping students to be successful in the classroom, but also, and equally as important, allows her to help students couple their abilities with their passions.