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Megan Brandon » 9th grade Social Studies Research Methods Teacher

9th grade Social Studies Research Methods Teacher

Hello, my name is Megan Brandon and I am honored to teach Social Studies Research Methods for Colorado River Collegiate Academy. I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. After graduation, I worked as a Psychometrist in Forensic Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. I administered neuropsychological evaluations to worker's comp patients and went into the jails and prisons testing the inmates for their legal cases. I quit working full time once I had children and began teaching Psychology at the community college level. I taught at Motlow State Community College and Volunteer State Community College in Tennessee and a 2011 move to TX allowed me to teach at San Jacinto College in Houston. We moved to Bastrop in the summer of 2013 for my husband's engineering career and I taught Psychology at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Austin. I teach SSRM for CRCA and am adjunct faculty for Austin Community College, teaching EDUC 1300 and PSYC 2301. I firmly believe students should become involved in their school and community, so I am the Student Council adviser and Speak Up! Speak Out! teacher liaison. I have been married for 13 years and have 2 beautiful daughters, ages 9 and 6. I love spending time outdoors with my family and reading. I am looking forward to another successful year at CRCA, preparing students for their college career.
Below is the Family Tree summer assignment for the incoming 9th graders. Please email me at with any questions.