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Meaghan Goliday

Rainier Valley Leadership Academy HS
Founding ELA Teacher
Seattle, WA
Ms. Meaghan Goliday is originally from Vashon Island, right outside of Seattle, Meaghan Goliday is a Washington native from a family of educators. She has most recently moved from southwest Louisiana back to the Pacific Northwest to join the RVLA high school team and make a difference in the community that is closest to her heart. Meaghan earned her undergraduate degree from Washington State University and has a Master’s in Teaching from the University of Southern California, which emphasizes the importance of quality and culturally-relevant education in traditionally underserved communities.
As an educator in the southwest region of Louisiana, Meaghan served as an English teacher in communities of high poverty, homelessness, and trauma. This experience provided her with a foundation of unique and diverse teaching practices built to empower students to advocate for their own learning and ultimate success. She has training as a Differentiated Instruction Master Teacher and has designed and built curricula for a variety of grade levels and concentrations. A self-proclaimed “Classroom Cheerleader,” Meaghan lives by the motto, “There is no ‘I can’t.’ There is only, “I am currently struggling with…’”
Outside of the classroom, Meaghan spends as much time as possible with her family and two dogs, Disco and Ginger. She, her husband Kelvin, and their son Giovanni can often be found playing heated games of UNO or Pitty Pat around the kitchen table, walking their local beaches, or reading (most recently introducing Giovanni to the Harry Potter series). Meaghan is thrilled to be joining the RVLAHS team and is looking forward to building new classroom families this fall.