Susan Erfurth joined Meridian in October 2011 as a kindergarten teacher and member of the school's first faculty. Susan graduated from Texas State University with a degree in education and interdisciplinary studies. She is certified to teach pre-kindergarten through fourth grade and has had Category 1 and advanced IB-PYP training. Susan spent the first two years at Meridian teaching kindergarten classes, but made a change the third year to experience an upper grade level with the third grade team. Though Susan's talents span grade levels, she returned to kindergarten in the fall of 2014. Susan had heard about Meridian through the community as it was being developed and investigated the school because she believes in the philosophy of preparing students for the future by making them more aware of the world around them. She believes in engaging the students in diverse investigations and working to make them responsible citizens – matching the philosophy of the IB program.