List of 11 frequently asked questions.

  • My primary roles at Thacher

    I teach psychology, work in the college counseling office, and serve as the head of Lower School, where freshmen boys live.
  • What my students call me

    Mrs. Meyer or sometimes Mama Meyer
  • I knew I wanted to work at Thacher when

    I attended my children's mini-classes during Family Weekend back in 1996.
  • Favorite Thacher teaching moment

    Every year I look forward to an exercise on Kohlberg's moral stages... I can count on a rousing argument when kids try to convince me that "I don't rat on my friends" is an example of the highest moral stage.
  • Favorite job perk

    I'm out the door every morning before 7:00 to walk for an hour as Ojai is just waking up... the light, the birds, the smells... all contribute to a meditative moment that gives every day a good start.
  • Most memorable Thacher camping trip

    Riding horseback on the beach (and having sand crabs crawl in my ears as I slept).
  • Hardly anybody knows that

    I occasionally teach classes in Ukrainian Egg painting.
  • Favorite place at Thacher

    Lower School porch at sunset.
  • Favorite places on earth

    Winging my way to somewhere I've never visited.
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up (when I was 10)

    I've always imagined myself as a teacher... and now I am!
  • What I want to be when I grow up (now)

    I've got a pretty perfect life... I would not change a thing!