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Megan Hall




BA-Macalester College

MA in Science Education- St. Catherine University

PhD in Learning, Instruction, and Innovation- Walden University

Megan Hall


Dr. Megan Olivia Hall is an advocate for social and emotional learning (SEL), experiential STEM education, teacher leadership, and removing barriers to access advanced high school courses. In her 23 years of teaching, Megan has worked with students of many ages and levels, from kindergarten to graduate students. She serves as a lead teacher in the Crew program at OWL, developing curriculum and training colleagues in effective Crew pedagogies. She currently teaches science and agriculture at OWL; coordinates OWL's AVID program; coaches OWL's FIRST Robotics Competition team, the Open Circuits; and is the proud leader of the Narwhal Crew.

As the 2013 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, Megan has presented at local, state, and national events, including the EL Education National Conference, Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teaching Education Congress, National Network of State Teachers of the Year, and Minnesota School Board Association.  Her writing on deeper learning and project-based science has been featured in Education Week and The Science Teacher.  Megan's four books include Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids: 50 STEAM Experiments You Can Eat! and Adventure Girls! STEM Crafts. Megan is a 2015 NEA Foundation Global Fellow and a National Board Certified Teacher.  She serves as part-time faculty at St. Catherine University.

Megan believes that students, like most human beings, do their best work when engaged in meaningful challenges.   When crafting curriculum, she looks to bring society’s big questions into school for kids to answer.  Her classroom is a place of active, joyful investigation.  See more at

In her leisure time, Megan spends time with her family, her four cats, reading, and gardening.