Megan Delaney Restorative Justice Specialist

mdelaney(at)umojacorporation.org Email

Megan has spent the last nine years of her career in education. As a graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, double majoring in Spanish and Sociology, she decided to join Teach For America and moved to St. Louis after graduation.

Megan spent two years teaching high school Spanish on the north side of St. Louis. While in St. Louis, Megan obtained her master's degree in Secondary Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Megan then returned to her roots in Chicago and taught for five years at an all-male charter school in the Englewood community. There she was the department chair as well as the senior class advisor. She was recognized as teacher of the year in 2014. While teaching, Megan obtained her master's degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Upon obtaining her social work degree, Megan transitioned out of the classroom and began working as Restorative Justice Specialist with Umoja. Megan is now in her second year running the Peace Room at John Hope College Prep, a neighborhood high school in Englewood.