Meaningful Multisensory Math
As The Christ School’s morning receptionist, Meggen Breen welcomes our students with a cheerful greeting. Midmorning, Meggen transitions to her role as The Bridge Multisensory Math teacher. Her students benefit from her friendly disposition combined with a drive to help them reach their potential. “My goal is to make math meaningful and fun,” she says.
“I have always wanted to be a teacher,” says Meggen. “That desire has never waivered; I love teaching.” Meggen received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and her Master of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Florida. She is also a Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner and has taught in public school, served as a reading coach and as a private tutor.
“As a teacher, it was frustrating to see children struggle who didn’t fit into the traditional methods of teaching,” she says. “Teaching styles should adapt to student needs, not the other way around. This is why I began to pursue certifications in multisensory math and the Orton Gillingham approach to teaching reading. I want to help children who learn differently.”
Meggen is happy to be teaching in The Christ School’s Bridge program. “I am excited about developing a deep number sense in my students and then building upon that,” she says.
She and her husband, David, have two children who are new TCS Lions this year, Erin in 5th grade and Ryan in 1st grade. “The Christ School community has been so warm and welcoming to us,” she says. In their free time, she and her family enjoy spending time together at the beach.
Meggen shares her favorite Bible verse:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29 11