Meet Miss DeLaney!
My name is Megan DeLaney, and I am from Toledo, Ohio. This is my 14th year of teaching, and my seventh 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.
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. 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.
Outside of school, I enjoy baking, reading, and running. I am an 8 time marathon runner, and have found great joy in achieving goals through training and racing! I am excited for the year ahead with your children!