Community Member Profile – Ms. Meredith

In this week’s Community Member Profile we’ll get to know our C&S Head Teacher a little better…


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MYIS Position / Job title:

Head Teacher of Creativity & Service, and Early Years Coordinator (starting January 2022) 


How long have you been a part of MYIS?

17 months 


What passions do you bring into the classroom?

This is tough to narrow down! One of the things I love about my job is that it encompasses a lot of things I am passionate about. Firstly, I am passionate about working together as a community and building trusting and caring friendships. I really value and cherish the friendships I’ve built throughout my life and I hope the same for the students in my class. I am also passionate about the joy and challenge of trying new things, taking risks, and thinking creatively. We celebrate this throughout our learning in Creativity and Service. Lastly, I enjoy teaching my students mindful practices and different ways they can regulate their emotions and communicate their feelings. Mindfulness is something I learned as an adult, but wished I learned when I was a child. 


What’s your favorite food?

I love Mediterranean food: hummus, pita bread, olives, etc.


What was your first job?

I started working when I was 14. I was a bus girl at a restaurant (cleaned and cleared tables). Eventually I became a waitress. I worked in restaurants for over 10 years to help support myself throughout my studies. My patience, communication skills, and ability to adapt and multitask are a direct product of that. 


What’s your favorite color?

My favorite color is yellow (sunset yellow)


What’s the most amazing place you’ve ever traveled to?

Five years ago I did the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal with two of my childhood friends. The Himilayias certainly know how to make you feel small!


What are 3 things you would want to have with you on a deserted island?

My contact lenses, goggles, and a kindle.


What actor would you cast to play you in a movie about your life?

People have told me I look like a young Sigourney Weaver. (insert shoulder shrug)