Hailey Rhum joined the Meridian staff in January of 2017 as a support teacher, working in several grade levels. She became a permanent staff member as a first grade teacher in July of 2017. Hailey graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelors in elementary education and a minor in literacy. She is certified EC-8. In addition to student teaching experiences in Iowa, she completed a field experience at the Bashay Primary School in Karatu, Tanzania and followed that with student teaching in kindergarten and second grades at the well-known Singapore American School in Singapore. With an interest in international education, after moving to Austin she was drawn to Meridian’s IB curriculum and is excited to learn more through her work here. She has completed Category 1 IB-PYP training.