AIMS Faculty Highlight: Megan Friesen

A hanglider, cross country hiker, English professor, and a sewer, Megan Friesen wants to inspire and fuel students with all the possibilities books can give.

This Nebraskan originally thought that she would never teach English like her mother did, but she found herself at home teaching at AIMS and creating a safe space for everyone. She loves giving support and building rapport with her students that encourage her to share in all their victories.

Megan is a co-sponsor of the Aims English Honor Society with also being a community leader driving a Colorado branch of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to Weld County. This program provides free high-quality books to kids across the globe. She loves being able to foster a love of poetry, theatre and other literatures for children and families where her passion drove 1,500 weld county kids to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.

When Megan is not working, she enjoys lots of physical activities, playing with her pets, and taking her own glider out for personal launches. She has her pilot certification and travels to her favorite launch spot at Lookout Mountain in Georgia often. Some of her favorite trips are inspired by her favorite books, like Shakespeare’s All’s Well that Ends Well which inspired her cross country hike on the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain.

We love having such passionate and kind people making the community a greater space for all. Megan is a teacher who is a great inspiration and kindness to all that cross her path, whether that on the ground or even in the air.

Read the full article here By Alex Carlson-Tooker