Meaghan joins Transcend as a Research Fellow on the Knowledge Base and Learning Systems team. She will support Transcend and our partners in curating educational insights demonstrated through research and practice.
Meaghan has taught for over a decade in diverse classrooms throughout NYC, Vietnam, Japan and Ireland. She was a special education teacher with a focus on literacy and social studies through individualized learning. She has held leadership positions as a department head and workshop leader. Most recently, she honed her research skills at a children’s charity where she evaluated the efficacy of educational programs designed to support families experiencing poverty, domestic abuse and learning difficulties.
Meaghan strongly believes in an individualized approach education that meets the needs of all learners, as well as explicit teaching of social-emotional skills. She has played an integral role in bringing mindfulness into the classrooms and school cultures where she has worked. Meaghan earned a BA from Penn State University in Criminal Justice, and an MA from Manhattanville University in Secondary Education. Most recently, she completed an MS from Trinity College Dublin in Applied Social Research. One day, she aspires to return to the student desk to obtain a PhD.
Meaghan is back to living in her native New York after several years abroad. Following her most recent stint in Tokyo, she has become a Japanophile and is anxiously awaiting winter to justify her ramen addiction.