Bates College (English, Studio Art)
Arizona State University (EdD)
University of Southern Maine (Other)
Hello, my name is Meg and I have been teacher in a variety of settings for the past eight years. I started my teaching career through Teach for America in Phoenix, Arizona. I was a second grade teacher and simultaneously completely my masters in elementary education at Arizona State University. Upon returning to New England, I taught preschool with special attention to art instruction, at Centerpoint school specializing in Art and English, and I now facilitate writing groups through writinginsideVT, an organization designed to build communities of trust, advocacy and writing skills at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility. Over the past few years, I have built skills in teaching in the community as well as in the classroom. I have designed curriculum as often as I've followed it. I am passionate about poetry and writing, as well as art-making in a variety of media. I am a creative, dynamic educator passionate about helping each one of my students grow.
If you are looking for help in creative and personal writing, artistic pursuits, or any aspect of literacy, I am more than qualified for your needs. Given my experience as a therapeutic educator, I able to work collaboratively with families as well independently to build lesson plans. My teaching methods include lecture, discussion, writing assignment, knowledge and support throughout the writing process, hands-on activities, and field trips as well as interviews and meetings with community members with expertise in the areas of interest. These methods are designed to match the needs and learning styles of each student. I look forward to working with you!
I hold a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Southern Maine in creative writing. My focus and passion is in poetry writing. I have published a series of poems in journals nationally, as well as interviews and book reviews. My undergraduate work was in Literature and creative writing, including studies in poetry, Shakespeare, the romantics, and literary theory. I have studied poetry in school and retreats internationally including places like Ireland, Great Britain, and Thailand. I have taught poetry and reading to almost all age groups including elementary school, middle school, high school, and adults.
I hold my undergraduate degree in Art and Visual Culture. In studying for my degree I did work in painting, drawing, and printmaking as well as studying art history and critique. This included independent work in studio art, art critique, and gallery exposure. I have displayed work both in college and here in town, particularly with a recent art show at Computers for Change in Burlington, VT.
I am looking forward to meeting you and exploring both literature and creativity with you. Hello, my name is Meg and I have been teacher in a variety of settings for the past eight years. I started my teaching career through Teach for America in Phoenix, Arizona. I was a second grade teacher and simultaneously completely my masters in elementary education at Arizona State University. Upon returning to New England, I taught preschool
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I am an accomplished artist with experience creating and displaying work. I hold a undergraduate degree from Bates College in Art and Visual Culture. I have experience drawing in pen, ink, pencil, and other drawing media. I have displayed my work in multiple art shows including a showing of photographs and mandalas in August and September in 2015 at Computers for Change in Burlington, VT. I have experience in still life drawing as well as portraits, figure drawing, cartoons, and nonrepresentational art. I am passionate about meditative drawing practices like zen tangle and mandala making.