Director of Middle School
Norfolk VA USAhome
About My Work
- School Administrator
- After School
- Education / Classroom Program
- Families & One-on-One
I specialize in working with students who have learning differences. Chesapeake Bay Academy is an independent school in Virginia Beach that offers a personalized education for students who thrive in smaller settings. We serve children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, Specific Learning Disabilities, and Twice Exceptional Learners.
With much thought and intention, Margaret Meyers chose education as a second career. Having spent many years in and around school settings while her own two children were growing up, she understands the profound impact that educators can have on their students and communities, and she was seeking truly meaningful work. Prior to returning to school mid-life to pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, Margaret served as a teacher’s assistant in three different pre-schools as well as a front-office secretary in a busy, public middle school for three years. While in graduate school, Margaret worked full-time as a kindergarten paraprofessional, and then she completed her student teaching practicum in a 5th-grade classroom. She taught language arts in the middle school division of Chesapeake Bay Academy (CBA). She also taught reading, math, and science to 5th graders in the lower school division for one year. She is currently serving as Director of Middle School at CBA. Margaret has had a lifelong, personal passion for self-development and has been specifically studying mindfulness for over a decade. Her personal practice truly began when she attended a retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh in September of 2011. Her journey led her to Mindful Schools and since beginning her training with them, she has taught the curriculum to the entire lower and middle school divisions. Mindfulness is now an integral part of the middle school health curriculum at CBA, and Margaret has also offered workshops for parents. Additionally, she has taught mindfulness one-on-one and has led brief mindfulness lessons and practices with her fellow educators. Margaret is a firm believer, having experienced true success stories in her own life as well as with her students, that mindfulness training provides us all, especially children, with the tools we need to effectively navigate the full range of emotions we experience as human beings on this journey we call life.