Monique L. Swain joined Meridian in August 2011 as the Triple A Enrichment Program Coordinator. She currently works as the Director of Student Enrichment Services - Arts, A la carte, After School and Athletics. Monique has a bachelors degree in family and child sciences from the Florida State University and a masters in family and child studies from Texas State University. She comes to Meridian from the Austin Independent School District where she worked as the Teen Parent Program Coordinator. She is a State of Texas licensed child care director with many years of experience working with children and their families as a Preschool Teacher, School-age Program Assistant Director, Child Development Specialist, Licensed Child Care Director, Event Coordinator, Director Trainer, and Preschool/School-age Area Director. She was drawn to Meridian because she enjoys building enriching children’s programs from the ground up. Specifically, the Triple A Program gives her the opportunity to share her personal hobbies and encourage students to express what “sparks” their interest.