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Staff Spotlight

Staff Spotlight is Lockport’s way of bringing recognition to staff members who stand out to students, and who truly make a difference! Shining a light on these staff members helps take their acts of kindness and pay it forward by sharing with the community. Our first staff spotlight for the year:

Lockport’s Latest Staff Spotlight!





Megan Nelligan: FACS teacher at Central Campus 

by: Trudi Smith

  1. How long have you been teaching?

“This will be my 10th year teaching overall.”

I will be finishing up my 8th year here at Lockport this year!”

  2. Did you always want to teach?

“I have always wanted to be a teacher. Ever since I was young, I would play ‘school’ in my basement everyday after coming home from school, on the weekends, etc. I would always ask what I could help my teachers out with when I was in elementary school as well. I originally thought that I wanted to teach elementary school, but then I took a bunch of Family Consumer Science classes (what I teach now) in high school and realized I was passionate about that content. So, I actually changed my major to Family Consumer Sciences Education and love that I get to teach about relatable life skills.”

  3. What is your philosophy on getting students to enjoy the class and participate?

Building relationships with my students is one of the most important things to me, and I believe that also can encourage students to want to participate more in class when they feel comfortable. I try to relate and talk to all of my students so that everyone feels safe and comfortable in the environment of my classroom to make it a great atmosphere for all!”

  4. What is one of your favorite memories as a teacher?
My favorite memories are just getting to see how much my students grow from year to year. Being at the freshman center is so fun because I get to be a part of their first year of high school and help show some of their first experiences—but I also love running into former students at East and seeing what everyone is up to. I also get to be part of such a fun department (CCA) where everyone is so supportive of one another, and I am so fortunate to also have made some of my closest friends working here at Lockport!”