Megan Garrity was identified at the age of 3 with a bilateral moderately severe/severe sensorineural hearing loss. She received her first pair of hearing aids at the age of 4 years old. Megan grew up within a hearing family and attended a mainstream public school. As an adolescent, she first met Deaf/HH peers at summer camp. These experiences at summer camp left a tremendous and positive impact; through them she learned that she as herself was part of a larger community of Deaf/HH individuals. Megan was always drawn to those who were different, having been viewed different, herself. These interests fueled her passion for international travel and to experience new cultures. In 2012, she graduated from Eastern University with her Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology. Now as an adult, Megan's youngest nephew is also Deaf. She was reintroduced and reminded of how pivotal the early development years are for Deaf/Hard of Hearing children. In 2016, Megan began working as an Education Technician supporting students from Pre-K to 8th grade at the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MECDHH). She completed her Masters in Education of the Deaf from Texas Woman's University in December 2021. Currently, Megan is a Teacher of the Deaf at the MECDHH middle school site-based program at Lyman Moore Middle School in Portland, Maine working with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Megan is happy to support GBYS programming as a Deaf/Hard of Hearing Guide and enjoys meeting families. Outside of work, Megan can be found at the dog park with her dog Lucy or exploring new foods and restuarants in the Portland area.
P.O. Box 406, Brewer, ME 04412