St. Vrain Valley Schools Special Education Department welcomes Meredith Pogonyi as one of their new assistant directors of special education. Pogonyi will support Erie and Frederick feeders K-8.
Pogonyi comes to St. Vrain from Adams 12 where she worked for over 20 years. She served in various roles as an affective needs teacher, behavior specialist, student support services coordinator, and most recently, as an early childhood special education coordinator.
Her educational background consists of earning her Bachelor of Arts in psychology, Masters in special education and teaching, and Director of Special Education license from the University of Northern Colorado. She earned her Administration (Principal) license from the University of Denver.
Pogonyi enjoys working in the education field because it allows her to think outside the box to meet the needs of students, so they can become their best selves. She hopes to find the right balance to support staff and families to bring the most effective and productive programming for our students.
A few years ago, Pogoyni received an award from her district’s special education advocacy group for making school-to-home and home-to-school connections a driving force in schools. This is a passion area of hers, so earning this award was a highlight for her career. “Partnership between school and home is essential for students to be successful in our schools and beyond,” Pogoyni said.
In her free time, Pogonyi enjoys spending time with her family. She has three children, Avery who is in 6th grade, and twin boys, Noah and Henry, who are in 2nd grade. They enjoy family ski trips, baseball and soccer. They love to travel and learn about new cultures and people.