Special to The Daily Record//December 3, 2019
//December 3, 2019
Meghan K. Casey credits her parents with first inspiring her to seek opportunities for mentoring and public service during her career. She also learned many lessons in her first job as an elementary school teacher in Houston that still guide her today.
“As a new teacher, I struggled, but I had the good fortune of working for a principal who affirmed me, and with mentor teachers who helped me to pick myself up when I felt discouraged,” she said. “I was also inspired by my students, many of whom, along with their families, endured so much for the opportunity for an education in this country.”
She was named Teacher of the Year for her school in 2004.
As a former Maryland assistant attorney general, Casey tackled issues to help protect residents, including working to end abusive practices by nursing homes that engaged in patient-dumping. In her current position, Casey engages in pro bono work, mentoring and public service. Among her clients is a young woman seeking asylum after fleeing political persecution in her native country.
“I feel called to serve and to be a force for positive change,” she said.