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SAINT JOHN

Meg Casey

Elementary Teacher

"I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees."

~Henry David Thoreau

Biography

Meg was born and raised in the small town of St. Stephen, where she spent most of her time camping and exploring the outdoors with her family. Her parents always encouraged her curiosity and instilled the importance of learning about, and caring for, nature. These values remain very relevant to Meg, and she continues to find outdoor adventures wherever she travels.


Her passion for teaching and sharing with others was discovered at an early age, and she found many ways to pursue this. She began training for lifeguarding and swim coaching certificates, earned her Basketball Refereeing certification, and worked as a Coach at Hoop Camp and Small Ball clinics during the summers. She also studied to become an Aqua Zumba Instructor and led initiatives for swimmers with disabilities and a Seniors Swim Program.


After High School, Meg attended Mount Allison University for a Bachelor of Arts Degree, and earned her Education Degree from Crandall University. Upon her graduation in 2011, she began her journey as a global educator, learning and appreciating educational styles and cultural differences from around the world.


Meg’s experience includes working with students from a variety of backgrounds and ages; teaching Adult ESL in Canada, Math and English in Australia, Homeroom Teacher for Grade One and Grade Five in China, Head of the Math Department and Head of Junior Years in Sweden, and teaching as a Year Six Homeroom teacher in the United Arab Emirates. Most recently, Meg opened a successful Swim School, where she enjoyed spreading the love of swimming and encouraging families to get outside and get active together. As part of her mission, Meg also led and promoted “Every Girl Can” events which aimed to inspire girls across the Middle East to be the next generation of female role models while instilling self-confidence and leadership. She also began guiding for a local trekking group and helped in planning excursions all over the seven Emirates.


Meg aims to provide a safe and welcoming environment where all students can feel confident celebrating diversity, making mistakes, and learning together.

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts - Mount Allison University

  • Bachelor of Education – Crandall University