Megan has spent most of her adult life being a champion for our children and believes in the Ferguson Commission’s Call-to-Action that we must place our youth at the center of our decision making. Megan holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from St. Louis University, and recently completed her PhD in Educational Leadership – Policy Emphasis, also from St. Louis University. Through her work at Lemay Child and Family Center and ChildCare Aware of Missouri, she saw first-hand the difference that having access to high-quality early childhood education can make in our children. In fact, 80% of brain development occurs before age three and every dollar that is invested in early childhood education results in $8 of future savings. As a daughter of two public school teachers and as a product of public schools herself, Megan understands the need to protect our public school system from privatization. As a member of the Board of Aldermen, Megan has been one of the most vocal critics of our broken tax incentives system that diverts needed resources from our public schools.
Moving forward, Megan supports the call-to-action from the St. Louis Public Schools Board of Education to reform our broken tax incentive system that diverts needed resources from St. Louis Public Schools and a moratorium on new schools until a city-wide plan for education can be created in partnership with SLPS. Megan also supports adding representatives from the St. Louis Public Schools District to LCRA, to give the district a say over the allocation of tax incentives, as well as the expanding the Special School District (SSD) into St. Louis City.