Nick Manuszak joined Meridian in 2018 as the College and Career Readiness Teacher and MYP Personal Project Coordinator. Nick is originally from South Bend, Indiana and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University. He also received his K-6 teaching certification and taught for 6 years in Carmel, IN. Nick joined Meridian after working as a College Counselor in Austin, Texas. He has gained certification to teach in Texas, is a member of the Texas Association for College Admission Counseling, and has completed MYP Category 3 projects training. Nick has directed high school summer programs at the University of Texas at Austin for the past 3 years. He believes that students learn best when they are excited about what they are doing and take ownership of the process.