Don’t have regrets. Ask questions, and often.”

Meredith’s Story

Teaching Discipline


Why Chemistry

“I have always appreciated the way chemistry builds on itself and the detail one can get lost in when studying the elements, how they combine and how substances react and can take on completely different properties with just one small change.” 

Professional Experience

While studying at Stony Brook University, Meredith conducted a STEM education research project under the guidance of her advisor, Dr. Keith Sheppard—An Analysis of the New York State Chemistry Teacher Course Load Distribution. The project looked at science teacher certifications in New York State (NYS) and what percentage of NYS teachers were teaching a science they did not major in based on their primary science certification. Additionally, an article she wrote, “Building a Nuclide” was published by the American Association of Chemistry Teachers

Meredith will begin her second year of teaching at Darien High School during the 2021–2022 school year.  


Morgan enjoys spending time at the beach and finding new things to watch on Netflix.  

Academic Background

  • Stony Brook University (Bachelor of Science in Chemistry) 
  • Stony Brook University (Master of Arts in Teaching in Chemistry)