-B.S. in ecology and evolution, minor in educational studies from University of California Santa Barbara
-Pursuing an M.Ed. in teaching curriculum and instruction from University of Washington
-Certificate for education, environment, and community from IslandWood Graduate Program
-With The Meridian School since 2022
Before joining the Meridian community, Miette’s interest in education sparked while teaching and writing 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 using the forest as a classroom. 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, run, bike, and hike. On the weekends, you will hopefully find her in the Cascades, but more likely you will find her in the library working on finishing her Master’s. Miette is new to Seattle, so please send Seattle food and hike recommendations her way!