Debbie Meisegeier

I earned my undergraduate degree in Special Education, with an emphasis in the Educationally Handicapped, from the University of Maryland. Later, after I began teaching and loved working with students whose primary challenges were emotional (although most had educational ones as well), I went back to graduate school. For the majority of my Master's studies, I took classes at George Washington University in the SEDA (Seriously Emotionally Adolescents) program, finishing up my coursework when I could at other universities. I spent 22 years teaching grades 6-12.  Of those years, 20 of them were spent in strictly special education settings. Of course, given my experience, those with special needs were added into my classes for the last two years of teaching, as well. I have been an academic coach at the McLean School since 2010. I started as a long-term sub in that position and I wanted to work part-time in order to have more time with my family. This position has allowed me to combine my love of the field of education with the ability to spend more time with my own children. My favorite things to do outside of work include having family time, playing word games, traveling, entertaining, and reading.

K-12 College Preparatory School Supporting Bright Students’ Individual Strengths and Challenges.

McLean School is an independent, co-educational, K-12 day school serving Maryland, Washington, and Virginia. McLean has for over sixty years been helping students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. We embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning challenges – dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, and challenges related to anxiety and executive functioning. Many of our students excel in some areas while benefiting from support in others.
8224 Lochinver Lane, Potomac, Maryland 20854  301.299.8277