Meet Meghan Rosow, a mother of three and pre-school teacher who lives in Southport. She and her husband Chris both grew up in town, and they chose Southport because “it’s a wonderful place for our kids to grow up.” Learn what Meghan loves about the area, her children’s school and get the scoop on her go-to restaurants.
Tell us about your family.
I have 3 children. My oldest son, Connor, is 21, my middle son, Keilan, is 19, and my daughter, Maggie, is 15. My husband’s name is Christopher.
When did you move to Southport and what led you to settle here?
We have lived in our current home in Southport for 12 years, but my husband and I both grew up in Southport, and we love the area. It has been a wonderful place for our kids to grow up—lots of places to walk, ride bikes, or head to the local village. It is a two-minute walk from home, for a sandwich, a slice of pizza, or a treat, which provided our children a lot of independence.
What are your favorite family activities in the area?
We love to sail, go to the beach, and to be near the water. We also have a great neighborhood for walking and enjoy taking our two dogs for long walks together.
Please share a little about your teaching job and the volunteering you do.
I teach at a nursery school right down the street from my house called Trinity Parish Nursery School. I work in the 3’s class and love it! It’s actually the same nursery school all three of my children attended when they were little. In addition, I volunteer at St. Luke’s School, where my children attend/attended, welcoming new families, which I also love. My husband Chris is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees at St. Luke’s as well.
When did your children begin attending St. Luke’s School?
My oldest son Connor started at SLS in 9th grade. A year later, my middle son Keilan began in 8th grade, and a year after that, my daughter Maggie joined the school in 5th grade.
What was your Middle School Experience?
My son Keilan and daughter Maggie both started in middle school. I felt they both had a productive and graceful transition to high school since everything was familiar to them. They knew their way around, had friends at school, and also knew many of the teachers. I think it was also beneficial, because the middle school teachers knew both of my children and were able to make recommendations for heading into high school where they knew they would succeed.
What about St. Luke’s makes it a fit for your family?
We fell in love with SLS the first time we visited! The warm and welcoming community made us feel at home right away, and it has felt that way ever since. I also love that SLS offers so many exciting opportunities for all students. All three of my children are so different, yet they have all found a path at SLS that has helped them thrive.
Name one thing people would be surprised to know about you.
My first job out of college was teaching at the nursery school where I am currently teaching, and my mentor teacher, who I love, still works there!
When you need “me time,” what are your favorite ways to escape?
My happy place is sitting on the beach on a beautiful day reading a good book. I also love taking a long walk or run and being outside, even in the winter!
What’s the best advice you’ve received from another mom?
Be present and enjoy every moment with your children…it goes by in the blink of an eye!
Any words of wisdom for living life well?
Treat yourself with kindness, and kindness will surround you and everything that you do for others.
We like to support local businesses. What are your favorite places in the area to:
Have dinner: Spotted Horse or Gray Goose (they’re kind of the same anyway!)
Grab a drink with friends: Artisan or The Horseshoe.
Have a date night: BONDA in Greenfield Hill is always such a treat! It is owned by our dear friends Jamie and Kim Cooper.
Spend time together as a family outdoors: Get out on the water and enjoy Long Island Sound
Grab coffee: SoNo Baking Company in Southport
Workout: Outside for a run or long walk