O'Brien, Megan - Portrait

Megan O’Brien

Learning Specialist


Middlebury College, B.A.


Joined Friends Academy: 2009

Favorite Book (Children’s or Otherwise): Press Here by Hervé Tullet, any of Kevin Henckes’ Mouse Books, Shy Charles by Rosemary Wells, The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

What is your favorite thing about working at Friends Academy? There are many wonderful things about working at Friends Academy, but it is the faculty that comes to mind immediately. Kindness, empathy, creativity, patience, and compassion come to mind. These attributes might sound cliche, but they are, without a doubt, sincere. Our closely connected community engenders the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in various capacities and form meaningful relationships with students, faculty, and parents.

What do you love to do outside of school? Spending time on or near the water; travel; paddleboarding; yoga; walking; making and looking at art; listening to music; reading/listening to books; cooking; spending time with my adult children and extended family.

Do you have children who attend(ed) Friends Academy? Olivia ‘11

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