Megan Roberts joined MƒA in May of 2015 as the Executive Director.
Prior to MƒA, Megan worked for the NYC Department of Education as Executive Director for the Office of Innovation. She served in this role for four years, during which time she and her team worked to support the school-based design of innovative whole school models. Building on the understanding that today’s education system requires transformation to prepare students for the 21st Century, her office’s mission was to design and test new learning models and supply schools with know-how and tools that bring promising models to scale.
Before joining the Office of Innovation, Megan served as a NYC Network Leader. In this role she provided instructional and operational support for 25 public middle and high schools across the city. Prior to this, Megan spent several years as the Director of Science for Region 9 schools, where she was responsible for the curriculum, instruction and professional development for 180 schools across Manhattan and the South Bronx.
Megan is a former science teacher, staff developer, school administrator and researcher. She earned her Ed.D. in Science Education at Teachers College, Columbia University in 2009, and also holds an M.A. in Secondary Science Education and a B.S. in Earth Science. In 2000, Megan was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Science Teaching Fellowship at Princeton University. In 2001, she received a Fulbright Memorial Teaching Fellowship in Tokyo, Japan. In that same year, she was also awarded a two-year Science Teacher Research Fellowship at Columbia University. She has published articles and presented nationally and internationally on topics in geosciences, science education, professional development, educational technology and innovation in education.
Megan serves on the advisory board of Columbia University Science Teaching Research Fellowship. She lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn with her husband and two children.