Last Christmas, in a fit of restlessness, I started applying to random things at 2AM. These random applications ended up changing and making my trajectory for 2019. The first was a summer job in London, which I ended up getting and allowed me to work for 6 weeks in England over my summer break. The second was an application to present at NCTE. Mostly on a whim, I submitted a proposal to speak on my most successful teaching ideas so far- The Renaissance Faire (article on that coming soon!). Two months later, I found out my application was successful and was finally going to achieve my dream of going to the National Council of Teachers of English Conference and Convention!
I fell for Hamilton in the winter of my senior year of college. It was approaching finals week and as an English major, I was spending all my time writing- like I was running out of time. There was no better soundtrack than Hamilton to get me through finals week. My friends were equally obsessed. We had a Hamilton party where we sang the whole musical together and did coloring sheets based on it. Hamilton became the soundtrack to my senior year at Notre Dame and I can’t listen to the musical without thinking about that time in my life and the excitement of discovering such a deep, beautiful, and inspiring musical.
I'm Megan and I teach high school ELA. I'm all about literature, creativity, and aesthetics!