Meredith has taught early years and elementary children for more than 15 years in the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. She holds an Advanced BA, University of Saskatchewan, a pre-Master's year at Carleton University in Ottawa and a B Ed , University of Saskatchewan. She brings a global perspective to Maple Bear work as a result of living and studying in several parts of Canada, France and Spain. Meredith has specialized in education at the Kindergarten level and has been a leader in training Maple Bear teachers in India, Brazil, Turkey, Mexico, Morocco and France. Her particular interests are: training teachers to integrate learning in all subject areas at the pre-school level; developing literacy skills appropriately at the pre-school levels; curriculum development for early years; and, working with young teachers to develop their teaching skills.