“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.“
– Dead Poets Society
Bachelor of Science:
James Madison University
Creative Writing and Communication
Class of 2017
University of Colorado Denver
Curriculum, Instruction, and Critical Pedagogy
Class of 2023
ENDORSEMENTS: Colorado Dept. Education
• English Language Arts (7-12)
Life Before Thomas Jefferson High School
Hey y’all! My name is Meghan Tocci, I’m a second-year teacher and semi-recent Colorado transplant. I arrived here last summer from the great state of North Carolina. Born and raised in Boston, I flew the chilly New England coop for college in Virginia and haven’t picked up a shovel of snow since (until this upcoming winter of course)!
I started my career as the Marketing Director at a nonprofit in Charlotte, NC focused on providing mental health resources to at risk-youth and families. I worked within the foster care system and developed a deep passion for trauma-informed care for young adults.
From there, I returned to my collegiate ELA routes and worked as a copywriter for a software company for two and a half years. Wanting to return to community-centric work, I took my experience to TJ where I’m thrilled to explore the wide world of literature with my students.