Welcome parents and incoming third graders!
My name is Megan McNamee and I will be your new third grade teacher for the upcoming school year.
I was born and raised in Drexel Hill, Pa. I attended Saint Andrew’s, but my mom and her 10 brothers and sisters grew up and went to school in Saint Dorothy's parish. I am the youngest of three. I have two older brothers, Francis and Matthew, who have given me five beautiful nieces and nephews .
I attended Sacred Heart in Bryn Mawr for high school, where I played basketball, volleyball, and lacrosse. I love sports, so naturally I made that the theme for our classroom this year! I would like to think of our unit as a team working together for a common goal, the academic and spiritual success of your children.
After high school, I attended Loyola University where I received my degree in elementary and special education! I loved Loyola and the Baltimore area! During this time, I had field experience placements in numerous settings specifically catholic, charter, Baltimore city public and private, and Baltimore county public schools. In my senior year, I had two internships in Baltimore county. My first internship was at Pine Grove Elementary School in Grade 2, a National Blue Ribbon School in Baltimore County from August 2015 to March 2016. My second internship was at Pleasant Plains Elementary School in Grade 4, from March to May. Both were amazing experiences that I cherished and would not change for the world.
The thing I love the most about this profession is the chance to make an impact on the lives of my students. I come from a huge family, my mom being one of eleven children and my dad one of six children. Needless to say, I love my family and loved spending time with them. I love sports, but I also grew up Irish Dancing from ages 4 to 12. My Irish Dancing days were some of the best memories I have from my childhood. I was able to dance in the Saint Patty's Day Parade in Philadelphia each March. I also performed on QVC and met the Irish Setters (some of you may know who they are!)
In conclusion, I want to let you know that I am very approachable and friendly, so do not hesitate to contact me between now and September. Because I come from such a large family myself, I look forward to teaching in such a family oriented community. This is something I have always admired about the Saint Dorothy’s parish in regards to the children, the parents, and the faculty and staff. I feel honored to have been given this opportunity and I look forward to meeting you and your child(ren) very soon!
Enjoy the rest of your summer!