Before joining the Meridian community, Miette’s interest in education sparked while building and teaching curriculum for an environmental, education-focused aquarium in Santa Barbara. From there, she moved to working as a long-term substitute teacher for Santa Barbara Unified and found a lot of joy in working in classroom communities. Most recently, she worked as an EEC instructor at IslandWood as part of the IslandWood Graduate Program. There she had the opportunity to teach visiting fourth to sixth graders about Pacific Northwest forest ecosystems and environmental stewardship. Miette is eager to join a classroom community again and explore how to integrate her love of outdoor and experiential education into the classroom. Outside of teaching, Miette loves to paint, bike, hike and backpack.