Mrs. Figler

Mrs. Meka joined St. Stephen School in 2010 as a Teacher Aide. She assists with Kindergarten, grades 3 and 4 and also works in the office.

Mrs. Meka graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a degree in Sociology. She worked as a caseworker in Buffalo before she started her family. She was a homemaker for 24 years raising six children; five of whom are St. Stephen’s alumni. Her youngest child is currently a student at the school.

Mrs. Meka has also taught Confirmation classes for the St. Stephen’s Religious Education program for the past 10 years.

Some thoughts from Mrs Meka:

In your opinion, what is special about St. Stephen School?

The people who work at St. Stephen’s; the administration, teachers and the maintenance staff. The environment is very nurturing. Faith plays an important role in their lives and it shows.

Why did you want to become a teacher/administrator?

I enjoy working with children. Helping them with a problem and watching them finally understand what they have been taught makes my job very rewarding.

Do you have a specific goal to achieve through your teaching, a philosophy or desired outcome?

I would like the children to develop into good citizens who treat each other with respect and kindness.

What are you most proud of regarding your teaching experience at St. Stephens?

To be able to share my faith in God with the students.

Is there anything else you would like to add about yourself?

I feel blessed to have the opportunity to work at St. Stephen’s. It is truly a wonderful community.