My name is Meg Griswold and I am a secondary educator. I teach middle school humanities at Graded, The American School of São Paulo. My husband, David, teaches high school math and computer science at Graded. We have three kids: Calvin (10), Matilda (8), and Everett (5).
Before Brazil, we lived in Nashville, Tennessee, where my husband and I taught at Harpeth Hall, an independent, all-girls school. I taught 9th and 10 grade English and AP Language and Composition. Before moving to Nashville, we met as teachers in New York City public schools. I taught 6th grade humanities at the Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women, and 8th grade English and reading intervention at New Heights Academy Charter School.
I have a master’s degree in English education and educational theater from NYU, and a bachelor’s degree in theater and Spanish from Case Western Reserve University. I spent my junior year of college in London, and I’ve also completed graduate-level education coursework at the University of New Hampshire and George Washington University.
I grew up as a third culture kid. I spent 5th and 6th grade in Mexico City at the American School Foundation, and 7th -12th grade in Caracas, Venezuela at Escuela Campo Alegre. I am fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
I coach elementary swimming after school and in my free time I like to read, play the mandolin, hike, and run.
Read a profile of me published in the Graded Gazette, December 2021.
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