Hi! I’m Vera Meyerholtz, an instructional coach for Impact Early Education.
I’m here because I can share my experiences and lessons learned as an early childhood educator, and I can’t think of a better way to empower those called to work with our youngest learners!
Throughout my childhood, I was blessed with such amazing teachers and, from an early age, I knew I wanted nothing more than to work with children. The idea of helping young students excel in academics — and in life — seemed to be the perfect calling.
While most of my classmates chose careers as counselors and clinicians, I applied my studies in the classroom. For 15+ years, I’ve had the opportunity to teach toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged and middle school students, support educators, parents and caregivers, and create products and programs that support language and literacy development in struggling students.
It has been such an amazing journey! Each interaction with every child has taught me the greatest lesson in life: If you love them, guide them, and nurture their minds, bodies, and hearts, they will learn.
While in college, I struggled to find my passion, as I was torn between a major in the field of education and psychology. Not knowing exactly where life would take me, I decided to pursue the developmental psychology route, and I’m glad I did. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Florida in 1999, I immediately enrolled in graduate school at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
There, I explored graduate coursework that taught me so much about the importance of cognitive, behavioral, and emotional development in young children, as these things are, in essence, the building blocks of academic success in early childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.
In 2002, with a Master’s degree in hand, I set out to make an impact in the lives of children.
Some Fun Facts
I am a concert junkie! There’s something about live music I can’t explain!