Megan Boyd Schroeder '09, Cheerleading Program Director and Director of Alumni Relations
What motivated and inspired you to teach?
My passion for ESD, its mission, and our community motivates me in everything I do here at ESD. In both coaching and my role as Director of Alumni Relations, I strive to live out the mission, founding tenets, and beliefs of the school to better prepare our students/future alumni to enter life after ESD and be successful. For our alumni, my goal is to connect them back to the school and facilitate the relationship between our alumni and their alma mater. Whether alumni realize it or not, ESD has had an impact on our lives and helped shape us into the people we are today.
Why are you excited to come to ESD every day?
ESD is an incredibly fun place to work. I believe so firmly in the mission and purpose of the school that it is easy to come to work and perpetuate that mission.
Beyond your subject-area or discipline, what life lesson do you want your students to learn in your classroom?
As a coach, I hope that my athletes will learn that everyone has their own strengths and can shine in many different ways. I strive to use each individuals strengths to lift them up and boost their self confidence.
Tell us a fun or interesting fact about yourself!
I love to spend time with my friends and family. No matter what we are doing, I just love being with my people. My boyfriend and I travel a lot and we enjoy jet setting to places neither of us have ever been. We recently went to Santa Fe and next summer, we're doing a European tour of all the big cities like Dublin, Santorini, Barcelona, and Paris!
What is your favorite book and why?
Ummm... anything that is not a textbook, having just finished my Masters of Nonprofit Management in July.
If you could have dinner with three people, alive or not, who would they be and why?
This is very cheesy, but probably my dad (who passed away 5 years ago), Garth Brooks, and Beyoncé.