Hi y'all! My name is Meagan Bokovoy. The picture above is an older one, but there are no recent photos because me and the winter season do not get along. But anyways, here's a little bit about me...
I am from Wytheville, VA. Wytheville is a small town about 40 minutes from Radford's campus. Although I call Wytheville home, I am originally from Centreville, VA in Northern Virginia. In 2004, my mother remarried which brought about our relocation to the southwestern part of the state.
I chose the water tower to depict all things Wytheville. We are famous for Chautauqua (Chris Stapleton performed!), hot air balloons, Skeeter's hot dogs, "The Big Pencil," and of course President Woodrow Wilson's wife, Edith Boling Wilson. Y'all stop in and I will give you a tour of this sweet little town!
My mom remarrying brought me my "bonus" dad, George. He is married to my mother, Barbara. She is the General Manager for our local radio station and George works for the state as a police officer. They are my biggest fans and I couldn't be where I am today without them. AKA, I'd be homeless.
I graduated from Virginia Tech in May 2016. There I got my B.S. in Human Development. I always knew that I wanted to go back to school, but took a semester off to recuperate - Blacksburg is the best place on earth. GO HOKIES!
I am pursuing a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction (Pre-k - 6th grade) with Initial Licensure. I have wanted to be a teacher since I can remember. My first memory was helping all of my friend's mom's with their classrooms and always dreamt of having my own classroom to fill with laughter, love, and of course education.
In five to ten years, I see myself teaching a grade that falls between K - 3 (hopefully!). The big humans scare me with their attitude, while the little ones just say the funniest things. I eventually want to return to school (I know, I know) to pursue a degree in administration. I love the thought of my own classroom, but I have never been a sitting duck. I always need to find that next step in life and climb that ladder to the next thing!
A couple things that bug me...
Butterflies - They terrify me. I just don't understand them and have never, ever liked them.
A dead phone, computer, ANYTHING battery. I hate the thought of things having to charge/my patience isn't where I exactly want it to be. In a perfect and very unrealistic world, everything would be charged 100% always.
Virginia Tech Parking Services. Even if it were the last job on earth, I wouldn't take it. I've seen too orange tickets happen to good people.
Finally, my biggest "bug." People who don't get sarcasm. Although you may not get it, I will still like you in the end, promise.
Important things to me:
1. My family.
2. My education. I am so blessed to have received my degree from Virginia Tech and now continue that education here at Radford University. Although the work can be overwhelming, I have to remind myself not everyone gets this opportunity. I am so thankful for each step I've taken so far in my educational career.
3. Surrounding myself with positive people. I surround myself with people who lift me up and support my decisions. If I surrounded myself with negative people, I would not be who or where I am today. I am so thankful for such a great support system in my life. My friends and family are the best people I could ask for!
My sweet Nanny. Thanks for making me the spunky girl I am today.
My roommates who never failed to kick my butt into gear when I needed it the most!
My "hometown" friends. No matter where I go, they're always there.