Ms. Megan Jones
Bachelor of Arts in History; Leadership (minor) ~ Christopher Newport University
Master of Arts in Teaching, with a focus in Elementary Education ~ Christopher Newport University
This is my third year teaching and first year at Our Lady of Good Counsel. I taught 3rd grade for two years down at my childhood elementary school in the Richmond Diocese.
I strive to bring excitement, creativity, and purpose to all of my lessons and encourage my students to not only challenge themselves, but also have confidence in their capabilities. While at my last school, I consulted with other faculty members to assist in the forming and creation of our STREAM (Science Technology Religion Engineering Arts Math) program and learning space.
I also have experience in 2nd grade, completing my student teaching in Newport News Public Schools while completing my Masters at Christopher Newport University, as well as volunteer experiences in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades.
I am grateful to be continuing my education journey here at Our Lady of Good Counsel.
Faith in Action
Growing up in a military family, always on the move, our Catholic faith was the solid foundation we could always always call home. From a young age, I recognized the beauty of community found in the church and the importance of sharing my God given gifts.
As a product of Catholic schools, I volunteered to participate in the music ministry, cantoring for weekly Masses. As I grew up, I continued to participate in ministry playing the piano, guitar, and eventually planning, coordinating, and leading liturgies. Throughout college, I was the Music Minister with CNU's Catholic Campus Ministry as well as a worship leader for various retreats.
To this day, I continue to participate in and coordinate music for Diocesan and parish events, such as retreats and conferences. I am so grateful and incredibly blessed that I can share my love for Christ through this ministry as well as through the vocation of teaching. Seeing the journey of faith through the eyes of children is such a rewarding and renewing experience.
Favorite Teaching Moment
When teaching about the Revolutionary War in 3rd grade, we discussed many of the taxes that King George forced the American colonists to pay. One of them was the tax imposed by the Stamp Act. To help students better understand this tax, they were required to purchase a "stamp" from me and apply it to all of their assignments. They soon got irritated, just like the colonists, and were then better able to enter into the history of the events. Most of my students exclaimed how they loved Social Studies and loved to learn about history!
Homemade and delicious! Otherwise, I'm pretty partial to Chick-Fil-A.
Favorite Activity Outside of School
Playing my guitar and singing, catching an awesome concert, or reading a good book.
Fun Fact About Me
I am a huge Harry Potter fan!