Megan Gildin, Ed.M., (she/her) is a Technical Assistance Consultant at American Institutes for Research (AIR). She serves as a project lead for the Illinois Wellness Initiatives Inventory and Analysis project with the Region 9 Comprehensive Center (R9CC) as well as deputy director for the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments. She is a creative and skilled facilitator with fifteen years of experience in education and human development, working at the intersection of group dynamics, social emotional learning, healing-centered engagement, and equity.
Megan is a dynamic collaborator and content creator who effectively distills research into tangible practices to support staff and student well-being. She has worked with state and local education agencies, as well as youth programs across the globe, centering principles of inclusion and developmentally appropriate learning to build impactful professional learning opportunities, toolkits, and curricula to help individuals and organizations achieve their goals. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from The University of Michigan and a Master's in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education.