Meghan Wall MacLaughlin
Education: University of Richmond, B.A.; Lesley College, M.Ed.
Meghan became the Owner and Director of Cape Ann Preschool in 2009 after serving in the esteemed role of Cape Ann Preschool Parent while her son, Ryan, was enrolled.
Meghan has a Masters degree in Education, and is licensed as an Early Childhood Director. She has more than two decades of experience in education having taught preschool in California for 2 years, and having worked as a teacher, coach, advisor, and admissions counselor with middle and high school students and their parents.
Meghan’s experience parenting a preschooler (at both Cape Ann Preschool, and elsewhere) was the one that most shaped her outlook on preschool and leading Cape Ann Preschool.
“Parenting a preschooler was one of the most challenging things I have ever done! When my son, Ryan was a student at Cape Ann Preschool, I had a lot of questions about his development, and questions about whether I was doing the right things as a parent. Shelley and the other teachers never hesitated to take time to meet with me, and to share their feedback, advice, tips and tricks.
We moved to California when my daughter, Callie, started preschool. Although the school had a similar educational philosophy, I didn’t get the same support as a parent. I realized how special Cape Ann Preschool was, and how engaged and involved and its teachers are.
Preschool is more than a place for children to play and learn. I think it is just as important to educate and support parents. As the director of the school, I try to guide parents through the fun but challenging and unpredictable preschool years.”
Born and raised in Gloucester, Meghan lives in Riverdale with her husband Robie, and their two children, Ryan and Callie.