I was born and raised in southern Louisiana. I attended the Episcopal School of Acadiana for middle and high school and Louisiana State University for college, where I graduated with a Biology degree.
After college, I moved around the United States and worked for the National Park Service as an ornithologist. It was my dream to teach middle school science or math at my alma mater; however, the land of entrapment did just that.
I moved to Los Alamos in 2016 to work for Bandelier National Monument and then found my way to Albuquerque in 2018 to start my career in education. This is my fifth-year teaching; I taught high school math for two years, then middle school science and math for the last three.
The Episcopal School of Acadiana is one of the top private schools in Louisiana and it will always have a dear place in my heart. When I first began learning about Menaul School, I was surprised at how similar it is to my middle and high school: large campus, religious affiliations, and plenty of trust in students.
I attribute much of who I am to my secondary educational experience: a place of high rigor and high responsibility. I see so much of that in Menaul School, but with important tweaks that make this the place it is. Here at Menaul, the high rigor goes beautifully hand in hand with high support, a necessary accommodation I am fully invested in due to teaching STEM Support for 9th and 10th grade.
I am so happy to be working here and am fully invested in aiding Menaul School in the creation of well rounded, responsible, intellectual people.– Adelle Anderson