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My name is Meg Griswold and I am a secondary educator.  In July 2018, my family moved to Brazil to teach at an international school.  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.

Before Brazil, we lived in Nashville, 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, and before leaving New York, I also taught at a charter school.

I have a Master’s degree in Educational Theater and English Education 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 education coursework at the University of New Hampshire and George Washington University.

I also grew up as a third culture kid.  I spent 5th and 6th grade in Mexico City, and 7th -12th grade in Caracas, Venezuela.  I am fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.


I write books for children, middle grade students, and young adults.  I’ve written picture book biographies about women in history, a YA novel about Elizabeth I from age 13 to 15, and a middle grade novel about a reluctant 6th grade supergirl.

I’m drawn to stories about girls figuring out who they are and where they fit in the world, all the while discovering that they are stronger than they thought.

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