Meghan Ayer

Head of School

Math & Science, Middle/High School

Meghan Ayer grew up in Nashua, NH and spent her active childhood engaging with animals, exploring the great outdoors, and playing a variety of sports. As a teen, Meghan babysat and moved on to volunteer at Williamstown Elementary School while attending in college in western Massachusetts. Meghan loves to travel and explore different biomes and cultures, evidenced by her semester spent studying marine biology in Queensland, Australia while in college and many additional travels around the world. After completing her schooling, Meghan returned home to help build the animal science and farming program at The Nature of Things, LLC with the intention to return to school the following year to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine. While at The Nature of Things, Meghan fell in love with both teaching and farming and decided to refocus her career aspirations accordingly. Today, in addition to her teaching, Meghan, her husband Kyle, and her parents, Deborah and Denis Gleeson, are building a local, sustainable farming enterprise with the goal to provide healthy, humanely-raised, grass-fed meats to the local community. Meghan, her husband, and two young daughters live on their farm in Nashua, NH where they can be found amongst piles of books, playing outdoors, and practicing healthy lifestyles while lovingly raising their animals.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Pre-med from Williams College

  • Pursuing Masters of Education from Antioch University New England

Work Experience

2019-Present

Head of School at 2nd Nature Academy

2018-Present

Math & science teacher at 2nd Nature Academy High School

2014-Present

Math & science teacher at 2nd Nature Academy Middle School

2008-2014

Upper elementary teacher at 2nd Nature Academy