Families entrust us with their children, their most precious loves. We challenge those children to think, to grow, to question, to understand and explain, and to care about their fellow humans. We hope they get so excited they decide to become the next generation of awesome scientists changing the world for the better.”
Megan Fretz, a high school and middle school science teacher of 11 years, originally planned to go into research, but found a love for teaching following an experience as a TA for an undergraduate microbiology course.
Megan graduated from Durango High School and earned a BS from Colorado State University. She believes that one of the most challenging aspects of teaching “is finding the time, support, and resources to develop new and innovative ways to engage each and every student.”
Megan’s favorite teaching experiences over the years have been, “when the whole process comes full circle. From collaborating with colleagues to designing a unit of study, introducing students to a puzzling phenomenon, watching them explore and gain confidence in their explanations, hearing them talk about what they are learning with their families and other teachers, and finally having a chance to reflect on ways to improve for next year. It doesn’t always happen that way, but feels like magic when it does.”
Megan was a 2019 State Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, and a 2018 Impact Award Recipient for Boulder Valley School District.