Degrees and Certifications:
Master's degree in process now for childhood and adolescent counseling- Grand Canyon University Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education-University of Arizona Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts–Pima Community College
My name is Meghan Blayda and I am thrilled to be your child’s teacher. I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. I went to college at both the University of Arizona and Pima Community College. I am now working on earning my Master's degree in childhood and adolescent counseling. I love our social emotional program here at Keeling (grades K-1). The program is Kimochis and we will be using Kimochis a lot during the year to learn about what feelings are, how they work and how to express them. I love reading, working out, cooking, baking, taking hikes, being outside in nature, going to the lake and volleyball!
Defining Moment in my Education
I am the second oldest out of four children in my family. I grew up teaching my brothers and sisters how to do things! I also knew I wanted to help others, I just did not know what that looked like yet. My whole life my grandmother worked in and out of schools. She wore many different hats in the field of education. I remember her coming home and telling us stories about all of the amazing kids she was working with. This inspried me to become a teacher. I wanted to make a difference just like my grandma had made a difference in so many lives! I am so thankful I followed in her footsteps because I love being a teacher! It is my calling and I love every second of teaching!
Why I Teach at Keeling
I absolutely love Keeling. The Keeling staff is incredible and one of a kind. Keeling is a second home to me and where my heart is. We all work towards one goal: doing what is in the best interest for our Keeling students. I also an so thankful I get to teach at Keeling because of the studnets and parents! The students and parents are so respectful, responsible and Keeling Kind!
This is my third year teaching at Keeling! I worked at Mesa Verde one year before coming to Keeling where I also taught first grade. I have been teaching first grade for four years.