Annie Box joined Meridian in August 2011 as a first grade teacher and member of the school's first faculty. Annie has a passion for elementary education, having taught pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first and second grades for several years. She graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a degree in elementary education and a specialization in early childhood education. She then went on to complete her masters degree in specialized reading education and certification for the dyslexia program that is used at Meridian. Mrs. Box is certified in early childhood through sixth grade and reading specialization K-12. She has attended Category 1 and advanced IB-PYP training. Annie wanted to join Meridian for several reasons, with the most important being the opportunity to begin a new IB school. She believes this knowledge is irreplaceable and will make her a better person and teacher. She loves early childhood education as it provides an opportunity to watch each student grow, particularly in the areas of reading and writing which are her passions! Annie currently serves as a dyslexia specialist for the primary school program.