Hired as a part-time first grade teacher last year, Megan Fraser is set to expand her role, teaching full-time in first grade. Last year Megan co-taught with Cara Christensen in first grade. Beginning this fall, Cara Christensen will be serving as a literacy support specialist, replacing Barbara Wells, who retired at the conclusion of the 21-22 school year.
After growing up in northern Idaho and graduating with a Biology degree, Megan stumbled into experiential and outdoor education as a student on an Outward Bound course. Following her course, Megan moved to Mazama in 2004 to instruct courses to promote social-emotional skills and character development with Northwest Outward Bound School. Megan worked for Outward Bound in the PNW, California, and Baltimore. However, after working for the organization for 16 years, she desired to shift her focus, working locally with the MVSD. In doing so, she found the perfect transition role, working initially as a Paraeducator at Methow Valley Elementary School. To further her passion and pursuit of becoming a classroom teacher, Megan obtained her Masters in Teaching, Elementary Education from Western Governors University.
Outside of school, you can find Megan tromping through the hills, mountain biking, gardening, playing hockey, telling muscle jokes, volunteering, playing with her dogs, Aster and Iggy, and eating delicious baked goods with her husband, Ian Ross.
Please join us as we congratulate Megan Fraser and Cara Christensen!