Megan Pamela Ruth Madison is an early childhood trainer, scholar, and activist based in New York City. She began her career working as an assistant in a Waldorf elementary school. After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in studies in religion, Megan went on to become a lead teacher in a Head Start preschool classroom. Now, as a doctoral candidate, she works part-time as a trainer facilitating anti-oppression workshops for teachers, families and young people.
Megan was recently elected to the governing board of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (or NAEYC) after several years serving as a co-facilitator of the association’s Diversity & Equity Interest Forum. In that role, she worked to organize early childhood professionals around the country who are passionate about social justice. She holds a master’s degree in early childhood education from Dominican University and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in social policy at Brandeis University. Her dissertation research examines the impact of “colorblind” policymaking on the racial diversity and equity of the early care and education teaching workforce.
Megan lives in Harlem with her partner and fellow early childhood education/ed policy nerd, Ruben Brosbe. Together, they love reading, eating, and organizing with the Jewish Multiracial Network, Bend the Arc, and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (or JFREJ).