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Hi I'm Megan!

I am enthusiastic about everything. I love Iowa being my home state. I am a 4th grade teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Megan, and I love everything. Bold statement, I know, but I feel that it's the most accurate way to describe me. Even the things that I find terribly unappealing in real life (ex: spiders, red peppers, hellgrammites), I find absolutely fascinating to learn about through books and media, other's experiences, and my experience. I've worked as a house cleaner, cafe worker, waitress, piano teacher, baby sitter, hotel maid, bakery "donut designer", flower shop girl, English tutor, day care teacher, Technology class T.A., caterer, and now elementary grade teacher. I'm a foodie, but I still eat mac and cheese every so often. I play piano, bassoon, and ukulele pretty well, and have dappled in jaw harp, autoharp, guitar, french horn, organ, banjo, clarinet, baritone, and soon (hopefully!) I'll learn some accordian. I have a "to-do" list before I die, and I am constantly learning about people and things because, well, I just want to know everything!! And I guess I have to be that way, so I can truthfully answer my students' questions with, "Because I know everything!"

Why I am a Mormon

I am an average Joe, all things considered. Middle child, Midwest suburban upbringing, brown hair, blue eyes, a little bit taller than average height, a very, very common last name (I'll let you imagine which one). There's not really anything about me that is supreme or exceptionally noteworthy. But I know, without the littlest bit of doubt, that my Heavenly Father knows me as an individual. He feels my joys, and we celebrate! Big bubbles of happy-love goosebump feelings everywhere! He feels my hurt, and we weep together. I can't describe it, but I have felt His hug- warm and safe- in my most painful moments, the moments when I felt stagnant, unknown, and common. I pray to Him, and He hears and answers my prayers. He loves me as His daughter. And I love Him. And I am happy.

How I live my faith

Simply put, I live my faith by living. My choices are governed by His gospel and the sacrifice of His Son. I love my Heavenly Father and Brother, and I express some of that love by serving in my congregation wherever I am needed- be it working with the adult women in my congregation or teaching the children. I know who I am, and I will always cheerfully serve my Heavenly Father to help whoever I meet see that they are His beautiful children and that He loves them as individuals.