Meghan Lodge has been an instructor with Penn Foster High School since 2006.
What is your proudest teaching moment?
I don't think there's just one. For me, it's moment when a student finally grasps a concept or makes a connection between ideas.
What is one piece of advice you'd like to give students?
When you reach a challenging course and get frustrated, keep in mind that your hard work will be worth it when you graduate!!
What are some of your passions?
It is probably not shocking that I am passionate about reading! Reading for me is a way to venture to places I've never been, learn about new things, and stay informed about the world around me. I also really enjoy baking, watching college football, and spending time with my friends and family.
What is your most memorable experience as a student?
There are a lot of them! One that sticks out for me happened during my first year in grad school. I was just learning to navigate a new, huge school, a new town, new friends, new professors, as well as managing a heavy course load, all while wondering if I even belonged in the program. One of my classes that fall was Literature and Medicine, and the class was filled with first years. Our kindly, quirky teacher saw how all defeated we all looked one day late in the semester. She gave us a pep talk that included “If you haven't thought you were an admissions error at some point this semester, you probably are one!” It was like she knew exactly what I was thinking! She wasn't trying to rock anyone who felt confident, she was letting us know that it's okay to have doubts about something and to work through them. It was just the push I needed to finish up the semester and start feeling more confident about my decisions.
What is your greatest strength?
I would probably have to say that one of my greatest strengths would be my sense of optimism. I know that not everything is sunshine and rainbows, but sometimes finding the smallest silver lining can change a situation.