Dr. Megan Mealie

Adjunct Professor/Supervisor of Student Teaching


Department of Secondary Education and Leadership

Biography 

Dr. Megan Mealie established a stellar 25-year educational career as a special education teacher, high school assistant principal, junior high principal, assistant superintendent, and a university professor.

 

Dr. Mealie’s career commenced at Missouri School for the Blind, St. Louis, Mo., teaching students with multiple handicaps, deaf-blind, and severe behavioral disabilities.  She developed notable educational, social, and emotional school programs with students that made life-changing impacts for administration, the students, and the school system that still impact the school today.

 

In 1994, Dr. Mealie transitioned to working in the largest public school district in Missouri, Fort Zumwalt School District.

 

 

As a high school special education teacher, she instructed students with severe behavioral disabilities in a self-contained classroom teaching every core subject at numerous academic levels. Dr. Mealie transformed her students utilizing effective discipline models, creative best practices, and implementing a drop-out prevention course earning impressive graduation rates for her at risk youth.

 

Dr. Mealie served as a proactive, innovative public school administrator for 17 years in the capacity of a high school assistant principal, junior high principal and assistant superintendent in the Ambridge Area School District.  Dr. Mealie’s strengths are plentiful and lie within her wide-ranging educational expertise and unique ability to relate to various socio-economic groups with extraordinary, documented achievement. Dr. Mealie has served as a senior educational presenter for private, public, and secondary education levels on a variety of educational topics. She was also a distinguished speaker for local intermediate units and for the Advanced Principals Academy of Western Pennsylvania.

 

Dr. Mealie prides herself within her student first approach, always making decisions that result in what is best for her students. During her tenure, Dr. Mealie made remarkable impacts raising student state test scores 40-45% and exceeding AYP goals for academic proficiency. She industrialized copious academic school programs including a sixth, seventh, and eighth, grade honors curriculum track, restructuring of elementary, secondary and special education courses, and executing an anti-bully program, drastically reducing disciplinary infractions. Dr. Mealie is a master at effectively managing school behavioral problems and establishing a positive rapport with even the most difficult students. She has the unique ability to foster a positive culture and school environment for faculty, students, and parents. She contributes collaborative efforts with her faculty and staff facilitated earning her and the students honors in the district.

 

Dr. Mealie’s extensive background resulted in restructuring of many school and district programs, adoption of technology and innovative curricula, and plentiful grants related to academia, anti-bullying, and a COPS in Schools.

 

As assistant superintendent, Dr. Mealie co-developed A.A.S.D. cyber/hybrid program, dance academy, and aviation academy which provided students with a non-traditional. innovative educational choices. Additionally, Dr. Mealie secured the first ever Beaver County school-based mental health clinic for Highland Elementary School. Dr. Mealie established a district/community partnership with the Center for Hope for A.A.S.D. volunteerism.  She inaugurated a new 9th and 10th grade vocational transition program for at risk youth which has been highly successful and aided to increase the graduation rate in accordance with AYP.

 

Dr. Mealie indorses effective team-building activities and built professional rapport and accountability with employees resulting in more inspiring best teaching practices, notable results, and a healthier family to work balance.

 

Dr. Mealie is now fulfilling her aspiration of working in higher education and teaching and supervising undergraduate and graduate students while sharing her expertise in her courses. Dr. Mealie has been energetic working with our student teachers at California University instructing in Secondary Educational and Leadership, Early Childhood, and Elementary Education departments.  In addition to her teaching duties, she is a member of the Educational Clinical Advisory Board, has served as a university curriculum presenter, administrator panelist, and university interviewer at California University of Pennsylvania.

  • Doctor of Educational Leadership & Management: Capella University, Minnesota
  • Superintendents Letter of Eligibility: Westminster College
  • K-12 Educational Administration Certificate: Lindenwood University
  • Double Masters of Education- Special Education: Ohio University
  • Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation: Ohio University

Email: mealie@calu.edu

Phone: 724-938-4141

Office: Keystone Hall Room 407