Meet Miss DeLaney!
My name is Megan DeLaney, and I am from Toledo, Ohio. This is my 12th year of teaching, and my fifth year teaching at IHM. Growing up, I was inspired to be a teacher through helping my mom in her classroom, as well as working with children through volunteer programs. I attended Xavier University, where I received my B.S. in Early Childhood Education. After graduating from Xavier, I moved to Boston, where I was privileged to participate in a teaching service program as a member of the Urban Catholic Teacher Corps (UCTC) of Boston College. While in UCTC, I taught Pre-K in an inner-city Catholic school in Boston, and I earned my M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College. My time in UCTC ignited a passion within me to work my hardest to provide the best early education possible for my students, and I also developed a strong dedication towards the mission of Catholic education. I piloted and taught the Pre-K program at my UCTC service placement school for 4 years, and then I went on to teach Kindergarten at another inner-city Catholic school in Boston for 3 years. My journey after Boston brought me to Cincinnati as a member of the wonderful community here at IHM....Follow this link to read more about my start in Catholic education (scroll to bottom): DeLaney testimonial on UCTC and Catholic education
I feel blessed to be here at IHM, where the students are inspiring and families offer the kindest support! My favorite thing about teaching is helping the students I teach to grow and succeed. In first grade, this growth might mean finally reading a book independently, making a new friend who helps you when you aren't feeling great, solving a math problem after many attempts, or knowing how to be a good listener by setting an example for others. Whatever it is, each student comes to first grade at the beginning of the year with so much potential to learn and grow. I feel privileged to not only help make that learning come alive, but to get to know the students along their path of growing in first grade. I am excited for the year ahead!