Meredith Hooper graduated from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, in 2013 with a degree in early childhood education. During college, she interned with mostly fourth and fifth graders and thought for sure that she would teach upper elementary upon graduation. But, after landing a job at a child development center working in a 2-3-year-old classroom she fell in love with this age group. She worked at the center for two years before moving to
Oklahoma where she taught kindergarten for a year before to Kansas. Said Meredith, “I am so excited to be here at First Lutheran back with the age group that I love!” In her free time, Meredith likes reading mystery novels, going to the movies, and spending time with family her four “crazy” cats.