Megan’s journey with Heartspring started in 2003, when she decided to begin her career as a weekend paraeducator. As a paraeducator, Megan saw the need for the services Heartspring provides, and she decided to grow into a purposeful career to serve the Heartspring mission.
After a few years, Megan ascended to group home supervisor. Soon, she became a behavior specialist, and after completing her master’s degree and specialist degree, she became a school psychologist in 2011.
Her work as a school psychologist helped Megan advance in her career, and in 2017, she became Heartspring’s director of residential clinical services. In this position, Megan supervised all residential psychology and therapy services, and she provided consulting to agencies and school districts. During this time, Megan also partnered with Girls on the Run to help Heartspring become the first Girls on the Run special needs team in Kansas.
Her outstanding work as director of residential clinical services earned her a promotion to the division director of the Heartspring school in 2018. In this role, Megan oversees all departments in the school, including the administration, residential, medical, applied behavior analysis (ABA), and therapy departments.
Megan holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in educational psychology, and an educational specialist degree in school psychology from Wichita State University. She also obtained a Behavior Management in Autism for Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Preparation certificate from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certificate from Florida Institute of Technology. Currently, Megan is a doctoral candidate from Wichita State University's educational leadership program.