Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Mejia has been teaching fourth grade for nineteen years, seventeen of them here at New Albany Elementary. She also taught fourth grade her first two years at Cherry Valley in Newark, Ohio after graduating from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. When Mrs. Mejia graduated in 2000, she was licensed to teach in all subject areas for students from Kindergarten to Eighth Grade. Mrs. Mejia also graduated with an additional license so that she could teach early childhood ages as well. In 2004, she completed a Master of Curriculum and Instruction from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Mrs. Mejia received her National Board Certification in 2005 after a year-long portfolio and testing process. This certification is valid for ten years. In 2009, Mrs. Mejia completed an endorsement to teach English as a Second Language. During the 2014-2015 school year she completed the process to renew her Middle Childhood Generalist Certification with the National Board for Professional Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Mrs. Mejia enjoys teaching all subjects, but reading is her very favorite!
Mrs. Mejia was born in Columbus, Ohio, but her family moved to Worthington when she was three. Her mother was a teacher and her father worked with computers. Mrs. Mejia grew up with one older sister and two younger brothers. When she was very young, Mrs. Mejia wanted to be either a marine biologist or a teacher. (That is why she decorated her classroom with water animals!) In 2001, Mrs. Mejia married Mr. Mejia. He had immigrated to the United States from a country named Colombia which is located in South America. In Mrs. Mejia's house, both English and Spanish are spoken! Mrs. Mejia has two children who are named Evelyn and Tristan. Evelyn is eleven years old and attends sixth grade. Tristan is six years old and is in first grade this year. In her free time, Mrs. Mejia enjoys reading, baking, and going for bike rides.