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Meghan McBride


Dr. Meghan McBride is a higher education administrator and motivational speaker originally from the small town of Moultrie, Georgia where she lived until relocating to metropolitan Atlanta in 2018. 

Meghan earned her GED® in 2000 after dropping out of high school following a series of crisis pregnancies that started when she was just 14 years old. Meghan used her GED® to transform her life trajectory, first by enrolling at a technical college where she completed two diploma programs that allowed her to enter the workforce to support herself and her young children. While working and parenting full-time, she attended Valdosta State University where she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education (2007), Master of Arts degree in History (2011), and Doctor of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction (2018). She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development at the University of Georgia.

Meghan currently serves as the Vice President for Adult Education at Georgia Piedmont Technical College in metropolitan Atlanta. In this position, she oversees a large program that serves more than 3000 adult learners annually in adult basic education, corrections, and English as a Second Language programs.

Having come full circle from teenage mother and high school dropout to completing a doctoral degree and managing an adult education program, Meghan regularly shares her story at events across the nation as evidence of the transformational power of education and resilience of adolescent mothers.