Megan Washburn

Science Teacher

Megan graduated from Bates College in 2003 with a degree in Biology.  While at Bates, Megan was a member of the swim team and served as a co-captain her junior and senior year, competed at NCAA DIII Championships, and earned All-NESCAC honors as well as Academic All-NESCAC and Academic All-American honors.  She graduated as a record holder in three individual events and earned the Senior Citation Award, the highest athletic honor given by Bates. 

After Bates, Megan spent two years working at the Kimmel Cancer Research Center in Philadelphia where she contributed to the study of antigen processing and presentation, using the vaccinia virus as a model pathogen.  Later she spent six years at the Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey where she taught biology, served as the assistant coach for swimming and cross-country, while also running a ninth-grade girls’ dorm. 

Megan came to Deerfield in 2014 as a biology teacher and served for four years as the assistant coach of the Girls’ Varsity Swimming program before becoming the head coach.  She lives in New Dorm with her husband, Spencer, three young boys, Caden, Teague, and Ryan, and black lab, Gracie.