• Father. Educator. Maker.

    Luke Meinen

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

  • Life as an international Educator

    Life as an International educator

    My first decade and a half 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. This helped shape my next role as in the Cayman Islands.

     

    For three years it took on a role designing learning experiences for STEAM classes in the Cayman Islands with elementary students and taking on the role of EdTech coach in later elementary and middle school. In addition, stepped into a new teaching role as a High School design teacher. These experiences have helped me develop my teacher toolkit even more.

     

    I am excited now to take on a new challenge in a new country at a new school. I am currently working as a Technology Coordinator and STEAM teacher at Dostyk American International school in Atyrau, Kazakhstan. It has been a blast to experience another country, some great new colleagues, and some wonderful students!

     

     

  • Work Experience

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    Dostyk American International School

    July 2023- Present

    Technology & STEAM Coordinator

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    Cayman International School- Grand Cayman

    July 2020 - July 2023

    High School Design Teacher

    Elementary STEAM Teacher

    Learning Innovation Coach

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    LEVEL 5 Bahrain

    July 2018-July 2020

    LEVEL 5 Bahrain Manager

    Project Manager

    Community Builder

    Designer

    Facilitator

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    Riffa VIews INternational School

    July 2015-July2018

    4th Grade Teacher

    Elementary Leadership Team

    Basketball Coach

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    American International School Egypt- West Campus

    July 2013-July 2015

    3rd Grade Classroom Teacher

    Team Leader

    Parent Teacher Partnership Member

    Basketball Coach

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