Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education Bachelor of Arts in Special Education
Miss Meghan O'Connell
Hello! I am Meghan O'Connell. I was born and raised in St. Louis, MO and received my Bachelors in Elementary Education and Special Education from Saint Louis University. After graduating and spending a year teaching in St. Louis, I decided I wanted to pursue a new adventure and get my teaching license in Colorado. I truly have enjoyed my time living in Colorado the past couple years and being able to hike, ski, and explore the mountains as often as possible.
This will be my third year being a classroom teacher at CCA and I am so excited to be teaching 2nd grade again this year! I have loved my time at CCA and am really looking forward to a wonderful year with my second grade students and families!
My Teaching Philosophy
I believe that every student has the capability to learn and thrive as a learner. I believe in teaching and knowing the child as not only a student but as a whole individual. Students can be taught to actively engage in many areas of interest and content and still be able to flourish and succeed at their own pace. A classroom should provide endless opportunities for students to learn, grow, and explore their knowledge and individuality. Instruction should be student-centered and student-driven. This approach incorporates student input, interests, and feedback. It is important for students to witness their teacher taking the time to get to know them as individuals in and out of the classroom and using their strengths to drive instruction, while also challenging them to overcome obstacles and push beyond their inner restrictions. Children are better able to thrive when their environment is full of positive relationships and when their relation systems all work together for their success and growth. Students should actively engage with the world around them and feel safe when bringing these experiences into the classroom. Every challenge and success that comes with teaching should be a valued learning experience for a teacher, student, and parent and it is my goal to give my students the opportunity to become independent, successful, confident learners and individuals by providing them with a stable, consistent, safe, and encouraging environment each day.