Meredith is a passionate educator who enjoys teaching diverse, engaged students. Currently, she teaches 8th grade Spanish at Carleton W. Washburne School in Winnetka and judges debate tournaments on the weekends. Prior to joining Washburne, Falk earned a Fulbright scholarship to Mexico in 2019 and taught university students in Guadalajara, Jalisco. She is a proud graduate of both New Trier High School and Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, where she received her degree in Secondary Teaching for Spanish. At New Trier, Meredith competed in local, state and national tournaments in Congressional Debate. She qualified for Nationals her senior year, was the chamber runner-up junior year, and qualified for Catholic Nationals twice. She broke to semi-finals and final rounds at several national tournaments, including Berkeley, Minneapple and Georgetown. Since graduating from high school in 2015, Meredith has continued to judge and coach for New Trier in her free time. She particularly likes judging Congressional and Public Forum Debate and working with novice debaters on their rhetorical and speaking skills. Additionally, Falk is passionate about non-profit work and serves on the New Trier Young Alumni Board, a part of the Education Foundation. Outside of school, she spends her free time with her dogs, Socrates and Bertrand.