Hello, my name is Megan N. Marshall. I was welcomed into the UCP family back in April of 2011 as a teacher in the one’s room of the ELC. After about a year in the one’s room, I was given an opportunity to move into the infant room where my love of babies and their development encouraged my passion for teaching. I became the Lead Teacher of the infant room after serving 2 years in that room and have loved every minute of it! I love working with the infants because so much development happens in that first year of life. I get to see the “firsts” and because of the strong bonds formed in that room, I feel so proud and excited for the infants to become who they are. It’s such a fun time for us teachers and children, alike!
My experience with children comes from being so involved with my son’s development. I am a single mother to my son, Liam, who is 8 ½ years old. Liam has Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Autism as well as a genetic disorder. The skills that I learned in caring for him found me volunteering in a program for special needs children. My passion and dedication was appreciated to the point I was offered a job as a teacher’s aid, which lent me the experience necessary to accept the opportunity as a teacher in the ELC. From there, I decided to take that passion a step further and get back in to college to which I am continuing my education for a degree in Early Childhood Education.
My son and I have served as an ambassador family for UCP for about 7 years now which is why I am so dedicated to the mission that UCP brings to the families it serves. It means the world for me to contribute to the very organization and community that has given my son and I a world of possibilities as well as being a resource to families that are encountering the same challenges I was presented when his diagnoses began. I embrace all the families that choose us to start their child’s experience in Early Education and feel honored to play such an integral part in their child’s life as their first teacher!