Amanda (Mandi) Griffin joined Meridian in August 2014 as a first grade teacher. Originally from Fort Worth, she has a degree in Education/Child Study and Language Development from Southwestern University. Mandi is certified in early childhood through 4th grade, PE, and ESL (English as a Second Language), and has taught PE, 1st grade, 3rd grade, and 2nd grade at Meridian. With experience in primary grades at a charter school prior to teaching in Alief, she was excited to return to the charter experience at Meridian. Mandi is passionate about advocating for charter schools and is active in the Texas Public Charter Schools Association's teacher advocacy group, TALI. She believes that her role as a teacher is to help students ignite their passion for learning and help them become globally-minded citizens. She is happy to be a part of Meridian as both a teacher and a parent of a Primary student. Go Lions!