About Me

Enlightening ELLs

Hi Everyone!
My name is Megan and my passion is teaching ESL students! In my personal time I love spending time with my doggie son Chulo. We love going for long walks and stand up paddle boarding in the summer! I am also a vegetarian and enjoy trying out new meatless meals! One of my recent favorites is nut tacos. :) 

I like to think of my teaching style as more as a facilitator because I want my students to experience discoveries on their own. My classroom is cooperative, collaborative and my students are self sufficient learners, however I do make time for my students to share their reflections and critical thinking with one another! I absolutely love using the SIOP model for my students. SIOP is designed for ELL students, however it is great for all and really just makes content as explicit and comprehensible for everyone! If you were to take a peek into my classroom you would see lots of interaction, meaningful discussions in relation to our learning targets and tons of project based learning driven by data! :)

Awards/Honors/Education History-

▪ 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year: Earhart Elementary-Middle School 

▪ Overall Student Growth for NWEA 2017-2018 School Year:
Reading- 82.8%
Math- 75%

▪ Master of Arts in English Language Learning (ELL/ESL, Pre K-12) 
▪ Master of Arts in Educational Psychology: The Developing Learner 
▪ North American Montessori Center Teaching Certification  
   Lower Elementary (ages 6-9 years)
▪ Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education