Megan Jefferson

Guest Speaker

Megan Jefferson is a special education teacher in Baltimore, Maryland, where she teaches students with autism in a Communication and Learning Support classroom. Megan is an alumni Teach for America teacher with the Kansas City corps, where she began her journey as an educator. Passionate about helping students discover their strengths and lead purposeful lives, she believes teaching about the world allows her students to in turn understand themselves and their connection to the planet. Megan integrates her love of art, photography, nature, science, and exploratory learning into novel classroom experiences, and strives to create opportunities for her students to interact in the community.

Megan’s unique story begins with a childhood spent exploring the woods of the southern New Jersey Pinelands, the country’s first National Preserve, and the Blue Mountains of eastern Pennsylvania. As an avid runner who has completed five marathons in different states, the Batona Trail and those surrounding the cranberry bogs near her hometown remain her favorite to run. Megan also enjoys hiking and rock climbing and plans to complete the Appalachian Trail and many climbs across the country.

Megan earned her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in 2013 and her master’s degree from the University of Missouri – St. Louis in 2015. As a member of her school Equity Team, Megan is committed to promoting cultural competency among students and staff, encouraging respect for the dignity of all life, and finding ways for the school community to honor the gifts of the natural world.

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