Staff Spotlight: Megan Yabani

Staff Spotlight: Megan Yabani

For the last five years, Megan Yabani has been making first grade fun at GRACE. In fact, when asked what her favorite thing is about working at GRACE, she shares that it is laughing with the kids. She loves the moments during the day that something is just “too fun” so she has learned to be flexible and make the most of those moments. Megan believes that some of the best learning happens when the kids don’t even realize it because they are enjoying it so much. Megan works hard to create these type of learning opportunities in her classroom including games to learn phonics sounds or tossing a giant blow up dice for math.  Megan loves to encourage her students and continually reminds them, “Don’t be afraid to shoot for the moon. You just might miss and hit the stars.”

Megan cites Romans 8:37 as her favorite verse as it reminds her of the incredible things we can accomplish with God on our side, “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”

Megan grew up in New Hampshire and taught skiing & snowboarding lessons for eight years. Megan went to Cornerstone University in Michigan and taught Kindergarten in Michigan before moving to North Carolina. She is so thankful she moved south as, in addition to better weather, she met her husband here. Megan’s husband, Prince is from Ghana and they have been married three years. They met at church in Chapel Hill. And yes, his real name is Prince.

When not looking up classroom ideas on Pinterest, Megan enjoys playing volleyball. She played in college and now plays in beach volleyball tournaments.