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Meet Megan

Meet Megan
Posted on 12/07/2015
Megan McCollom wanted to teach math. Taking a motor behavior class for her coaching minor changed that.

“It’s really rewarding,” she says of her work with students overcoming physical disabilities. “There are those moments that really excite you – you can see kids taking steps, and progressing.”

Megan, a Developmental Adaptive Physical Education specialist, has won three awards this year in connection to her work with students of all age groups. She helped create two special gyms (called “motor rooms”) at New Hope Learning Center. These spaces allow children to learn through play.

“She’s willing to try new things,” said Assistant Director of Special Education Marti Voight. “She’s embedded so much creativity and fun for the kids into our program.”

In the course of helping her students, Megan has witnessed many victories.

“There are so many awesome students,” she says. “There was a student my first year here who wasn’t able to walk at the beginning of the year – he was crawling. With the help of a physical therapist, he was able to walk with a walker by the end of the year, and the next year, he was walking independently. It’s great to see that the work you are doing is helping these kids.”

Megan is Robbinsdale. At Robbinsdale Area Schools, we value the differences that make all of our students unique. We approach our work with individual focus on each and every student’s infinite potential. 

At Robbinsdale Area Schools, we invite all students and staff members to make their mark. We are Robbinsdale Remarkable. #RASRemarkable