Meet Ms. Meagan Kane
New Harry Hoag Elementary fourth grade teacher
Meagan Kane has come home. And that’s exactly what she keeps telling
The recent college graduate and Fort Plain
native said it feels great to give back to the district that helped
her achieve what she wanted to achieve.
“I had a good experience growing up here and I
want kids to leave my classroom and think that this part of Fort
Plain was really good,” she said.
Ms. Kane – who earned her bachelor’s degree in
childhood education from SUNY Oneonta – worked as an aide in the
district before accepted the teaching position this summer. This
year, she has 21 students in her class. She said she “really likes”
teaching fourth grade because the students are at such an
“In fourth grade, the students can get more
in-depth with content, yet they still have innocence about them,”
Ms. Kane said she doesn’t have a particular
teaching style, but she loves to use humor in class because it
creates a link to the students. “Humor breaks down that seriousness
that might make the kids nervous. But, I’m also very serious too, so
you have to dance the line between serious and humor,” she said.
So, have there been any surprises during the
first few weeks of school?
“What shocks me is just how much effort and
time even tenured teachers put into this,” she said. “All of my
colleagues are dedicated and that speaks to the overall quality of
people here in Fort Plain.”
Favorite book: Number the Stars
Favorite musician: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Favorite cafeteria food: ravioli
Favorite movie: Back to the Future
Favorite subject in school: history