Four years ago, Ms. George started coordinating the Leaders of Tomorrow Gala for WMAA. She immediately realized that the Academy was a team of passionate educators with a shared vision for all students. She was hooked! In the past year, she has assisted with the efforts to build a Development Office at WMAA alongside the Academy’s CEO and Leadership team, and Kennari Consulting.
Ms. George comes to West Michigan Aviation Academy after spending the past 22 years with Forest Hills Public Schools. She was the Director of the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center since it’s opening in 2004. She coordinated all aspects of the Center and created policies and procedures for the facility and usage including community partnerships/sponsorships, marketing, event management, volunteer training, staff oversight, and fiscal management. Prior to that, she was the Instructional Services Coordinator for the Office of Instruction. Her duties included managing grants, instructional surveys/reports, annual reports, district student volunteers, events and dedication ceremonies, and other projects. She has also served as the District Cultural Arts Coordinator for 22 years. Additionally, she is active in the community, serving on several Boards in the past and currently on the Board of the Better Business Bureau serving West Michigan and on the BBB Educational Foundation Board.
Before moving to West Michigan, Ms. George was the Assistant Director of Campus Programs for Albion College. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Communications/Theater and Business and a Masters degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education/Event Management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
In addition to her enthusiasm for work, she loves spending time with her family. She has been married for 22 years to her husband, Ken, an English teacher and the Boys Varsity Basketball Coach at Forest Hills Central High School since 1994. Meg and Ken have two sons: Jordan, who attends Hope College, and Tyler, who is a senior at Forest Hills Central High School.