A former teacher of fourth, sixth, and seventh grades, Leah is certified in both elementary education and middle school science and social studies. She also has taught high school math, high school history, and tutored students in all subjects.
Leah earned her BA at Wittenberg University, a MA in Liberal Studies at Georgetown University, and a MA in Elementary Education at Boston University. She studied at the Northern Virginia Community College to gain middle school teaching certification in middle school science and social studies.
Leah has lived with her family in Tbilisi, Quito, Kyiv, Asuncion, Mexico City, and Washington, D.C. She currently lives in Guatemala City with her Foreign Service Officer husband and their four children.
Leah started Afterschoolplans in the winter of 2013 while in Kyiv during the Euromaidan protests. The official launch came while her family was evacuated to Poland! Afterschoolplans has grown steadily since that launch and currently provides American History Boxes, relocation resources, and tutoring to children all over the globe.
Megan has taught students at all levels from preschool to college. She received her BA from St. Lawrence University and then her masters from Fordham University in Elementary Education. After beginning as a classroom teacher in a New York City public school she was recruited to join an elite private school in DC to revamp their third grade curriculum. From traveling extensively around the world moving beyond the classroom into curriculum writing for private families was a natural step. Together with families she works to create all inclusive curriculums that cover the nuts of bolts of grade levels while incorporating local sights, cultures, and history that enable students to gain a global perspective. As an educational consultant, she works on developing educational plans for children.
Currently, Megan is also working as an adjunct professor designing curriculums and rubrics which supplement unique learning experiences. In addition to raising her three children, she serves as the board chair at a local preschool where she has focused the last year on aligning the curriculum with the Common Core Standards while ensuring those students’ education lays the ground work to become skilled 21st century learners who can communicate, collaborate, and think creatively.