The Urbane Life of an Instructor: Megan Stevenson

By Alexandra Blockton 
ablockton@lc.edu

Teacher Spotlight: Megan Stevenson

Megan Stevenson’s hometown is Godfrey, Ill. and her departments here at Lewis and Clark Community College (L&C) where she is an instructor are Student Development and Adult Education. She teaches Supported College Transition in the Student Development Dept. as well as Language Arts in Adult Ed. Dept.

Mrs. Stevenson has a Bachelor of Science In Education from the University of Missouri,  Missouri Teacher’s Certificate, and Master of Arts in Teaching from Rockford University.

She started teaching at L&C in August of 2016.

“I knew at a very young age that I wanted to be a teacher. I have a passion for helping others and seeing others achieve goals,” said Megan Stevenson.

Mrs. Stevenson has prior career experience as a first grade teacher at Hazelwood School District, second grade teacher in Hazelwood School District, dance instructor, dance team coach, and instructor at L&C.

“The best part of my job is connecting with students and helping them achieve their academic goals,” said Mrs. Stevenson.

Her greatest strength as a teacher is being able to connect with her students. She makes it a point to get to know each of them. “I am interested in who they are outside of the classroom. I am very organized and structured,” said Mrs. Stevenson.

“The most challenging part of being a teacher is seeing the potential in a student not seeing the potential in themselves. The most rewarding part of being a teacher is when a student’s confidence is raised after achieving success in the classroom, big or small,” said Mrs. Stevenson.

Throughout her career, she has received an award for Rookie of the Year and Emerson Teacher of the Year in Hazelwood School District.

The proudest moment of her career so far is seeing her students graduate from L&C

“My advice to any student is to find something you love to do and give it 110 percent,” said Mrs. Stevenson.

Her goals are to continue to help students reach their goals and help them see the potential they have through continuing their education. She hopes to encourage as many students as possible to work hard and go after what they want in life.

Mrs. Stevenson is married and has been with her husband Chad Stevenson for 17 years. They have four children together, Macy, 14, Reid and Lexi, 11, and Paige, 5.

If you are looking to contact Megan Stevenson, please email her at mrstevenson@lc.edu or call: 618-468-4138. Her office is located in Forbes, and she is available by appointment only.

 

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