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Meet Megan

Mom, Wife, Social Worker, Board Member, Volunteer, Advocate

Megan was appointed to the Beachwood Board of Education in January 2019 and was elected to keep her seat in November of 2019. She has served as Board President since January 2022.

The Walsh family moved to Beachwood over 10 years ago from Cleveland Heights. Megan and her husband, Brandon, were drawn to Beachwood by the excellent schools and diverse community. Their sons, Nolan and Cooper, began their academic careers in Pre-K at Fairmount and have both had wonderful experiences and teachers throughout their time in the district. Nolan is an 8th grader at Beachwood Middle School and Cooper is a 5th grader at Hilltop Elementary.

Megan earned a Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University with a Children, Youth & Families concentration and School Social Work certificate after completing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a business certificate at Indiana University-Bloomington. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker-Supervisor with 10 years of direct service experience in home and school environments in the city of Cleveland and 8 years of experience in program management and administration.

In 2015, Megan took a more systemic approach to making change as the Deputy Project Director of MomsFirst at the Cleveland Department of Public Health. The goal of MomsFirst is to eliminate the racial disparity in infant mortality in the city of Cleveland.

Megan strives to “Be the Change” through community action and advocacy. She is an active member of the Beachwood Democratic Ward Club and a Board Member for Daily Dose of Reading, an early literacy organization founded by Dr. Shelly Senders, with the goal of closing the achievement gap. Megan previously served as a College Now mentor for a first generation college student and volunteer for Mobilize the Vote.

Megan hopes to continue serving the community on the Beachwood Board of Education, lending her background, expertise and passion to the district’s three interconnected focus areas of academic achievement, intercultural awareness and mental health.

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