Career and Education:
Meagan began her career as a Special Education Teacher in 2003 in Baltimore, Md at a non-public school for Kids with emotional disabilities. She came to ACPS to teach at George Washington Middle School in the fall of 2005 and served as a special education teacher at George Washington Middle School, Francis C Hammond Middle School, and Samuel Tucker Elementary School. She later ventured into the District of Columbia to serve as a Special Education Director at Washington Latin. She has held the position of Adjunct Faculty in the School of Education at the Catholic University of America, and developed a graduate level course for general education teachers that allowed them to receive credits from both Catholic University and Trinity University in Washington, DC. For the Past 10 years, Meagan has served as a Program Quality Specialist with the DC Special Education Cooperative, a non-profit membership organization that serves and supports 57 member schools in the District of Columbia. She provides technical support, professional development, and guidance to school leaders in an effort to ensure that students with disabilities in DC receive a rigorous, high quality education.
Meagan received her Bachelor of Arts from York University in Toronto, ON, Canada and holds a Master's Degree in Special Education from Towson University in Maryland.
ACPS Board Service
During her service on the school board, Mrs Alderton has served in the following capacities:
Elected Board Chair in January of 2021
Standing Member of the Division Transition Team
Member of the Educational Design Team (High School Project)
Liaison to the Special Education Advisory Committee
Member of the Superintendents Evaluation Commitee
Meagan currently serves as an advisory board member for Edututor VA (https://www2.gmu.edu/news/2020-09/mason-looking-tutors-part-new-program-aimed-helping-northern-virginia-youth).
Mrs Alderton has co-drafted legislation championing essential changes in teacher preparation programs in the state of Virginia that have been signed into law by the governor.