Staffulty Highlight: Meg King

Meg King has been with Bosque School since 2006 and is currently the 9th-grade humanities teacher. Originally from Shaker Heights, Ohio, she earned her bachelor’s degree in anthropology and archaeology from Cornell University. While at Cornell, she was a member of the NCAA Division I women’s varsity crew team and Kappa Delta sorority. Meg then went on to study at the University of New Mexico, where she received a teaching degree and a master’s degree in archaeology. 

She has been involved in archaeological digs in Ohio, New York, New Mexico, and Cortona, Italy, and has worked with the U.S. Forest Service as an archaeologist in both the Lincoln and the Gila National Forests. 

What is your favorite weekend activity?
“I like to relax with a good book, but I also mostly find myself out with my kids at the zoo, hiking, dino museum, Explora, etc.”

If you could have dinner with anyone from history, who would it be and why?
“Less a person, more so a time. I would love to see Ancient Rome at its height of power, see the pyramids being built, the boats of Zheng He, walk the streets of Mohenjo Daro, experiences like that.”

What do you love about being a member of the Bosque School community?
“The great students who love asking questions and colleagues who deeply care for students and each other have kept me here for 15 years.”

Tell us about a teacher you had who meant a lot to you.
“I have been lucky to have many. In high school, I had two amazing history teachers for my modern Euro history class and my U.S. history class. They really broadened my view of history. In college at Cornell, I had the luck to fall into the dendrochronology lab run by Peter Kuniholm. He was a great mentor.” 

What is your favorite book?
“Many, no surprise. I like books based in a historical setting, like the Rome series by McCullough. Or historically based murder mysteries like the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters.”