Megan Gottlieb – 2021-2022 Fellow

Megan Gottlieb  – PreK-4th Science and 3rd-4th Health at Far Brook School – Short Hills, NJ

A native of Seattle, Megan has been teaching for over twenty years. After completing her BS in Biology, she began her teaching career in the Chicago Public Schools as a Teach for America corps member in the program’s inaugural year in Chicago, teaching 1st and 2nd grade, and also completed her Masters in Elementary Education during this time. From there, she moved to New York City where she taught lower school science and health and held a variety of administrative roles including assistant principal, department chair, and mentor teacher at two different independent schools in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Megan currently teaches PreK through 4th-grade science at the Far Brook School, an independent school in suburban New Jersey, where she has taught for the past six years. She will also become the school’s next Sustainability Coordinator in the upcoming school year. Megan is the mother of three children, ages 11, 8, and 4, and loves cooking, eating, and spending time outdoors exploring with them! She is deeply honored to have been chosen as a Pilot Light Food Education Fellow and is absolutely thrilled to begin work as part of this year’s cohort.

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