Beth Akins joined Meridian in August 2016 as a special education teacher. Beth has a bachelors degree from St. Edward’s University and is certified in special education K-6. Beth’s first career was outside the field of education. However, after experiencing her own families' growth and being around children in other areas, she became interested in education and soon found special education to be her passion. She worked in an area district as a special education paraprofessional while completing her certifications. Beth is excited to be a part of both Meridian and the special education program. She has completed Category 1 IBPYP training.