• Father. Educator. Maker.

    Luke Meinen

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    My thoughts on Education, Making stuff, and having fun!

  • Life as an international Educator

    My first nine years in education have been quite a whirlwind of adventure, growth, and learning. My wife Heather and I decided to pull up our roots and venture abroad, and we have not looked back. Our three years of teaching ESL in South Korea taught us to love the international lifestyle and to step outside of our comfort zones. We then moved to Egypt where I worked as a classroom teacher at The American International School of Egypt- West Campus. While there, I grew as an educator and as a leader. Relationships with students were always at the heart of my teaching.

     

    It wasn’t until moving to Bahrain at Riffa Views International School that I really began to open up and develop the desire to disrupt the traditional school ideals. Having great leaders in my time at RVIS has helped me develop my own passions for designing authentic learning experiences, developing agile learning spaces, and building constructionism into my classroom.

     

    I then was hired for the opportunity of a lifetime to help plan, design, open and manage the second location of LEVEL 5 within RVIS. The first year has been a roller coaster of a ride, and I have had some unbelievable learning experiences. I am a longshot from where I was 10 years ago when I started my teaching career, and I am excited for where the future will take me.

  • Work Experience

    LEVEL 5 Bahrain

    June 2018-Present

    LEVEL 5 Bahrain Manager

    Project Manager

    Community Builder

    Designer

    Riffa Views International School- Bahrain

    July 2015-April 2018

    4th Grade Teacher

    Elementary Leadership Team Member

    Basketball Coach

    American International School Egypt- West Campus

    July 2013-April 2015

    3rd Grade Classroom Teacher

    Team Leader

    Parent Teacher Partnership Member

    Basketball Coach

    BEst Kids English School- South Korea

    July 2010-April 2013

    ESL Language Kindergarten and Elementary School Teacher

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