Who am I?
Hi, I'm Megan Lagios and I am graduating in a few weeks from the University of St. Thomas with a bachelor in Psychology and Family Studies. I hope to further my education and become a Child Psychologist. I love spending time with my friends and family, traveling, spending time outside and laying in my hammock while reading a good book:)
How did you find FORM?
I found out about FORM when I started working at the Child Development Center at the University of St. Thomas. I was placed in the infant rooms where I was lucky enough to meet Carolyn Paetzel. I watch how she respected each infant as an individual and that’s when I became intrigued with this approach.
What aspect of the Educaring® Approach resonates with you the most and why?
Slowing down, stepping back and observing a child is the most powerful aspect of this approach. It’s amazing how much children are capable of. I love being able to observe and learning from children. It also allows them to not only learn how to do new things but also learn about themself and who they are as an individual.
What are you most grateful for?
I am most grateful for my family who support me in every aspect of life but I am also grateful to have a job I love getting up and going to every morning.
What is one thing you do for yourself? Or what would you like to do for yourself?
One thing I do for myself is each night I read a devotional and journal about my day. It is a way for me to distress and reflect on my day.
What was your favorite book as a child?
Junie B. Jones books by Barbara Park!
What teacher inspired you the most? How?
My 12th grade English teacher Mr. Currie because he helped me uncover my strengths and encouraged me to use the everyday. He was very passionate about what he taught and always made learning fun!
What 3 words best describe you?
Caring, passionate, and dedicated
What are the wisest words anyone's told you?
My psychology professor always says, “lean into the discomfort.” It’s hard to do but whenever I have stepped out of my box and did something that would normally be a little uncomfortable for me, something good has always come from it.
What is the best question anyone has asked you?
Working with toddlers I get a lot of “Why questions” and I love each and every one of them.