Associate Director of Communications Bennington College, MFAKenyon College, BA
email: megan.malone [at] sonomaacademy.org
phone: (707) 545-3425
Megan strives to know all about the goings-on at SA...even if she is usually behind the scenes herself. “Only a few students really know me, but I know a lot about many of them!” She laughs, “I started bringing my Frenchie/pug/Boston Terrier mix, Bruce, to school, and I soon realized that he was a great excuse to get to know more of the students in person. He’s a campus celebrity now!”
Working closely with the Director of Marketing & Communications, Megan helps to tell the world about Sonoma Academy: in weekly newsletters, social media, on the web, and in the press. Megan says, “It is both a challenge and a privilege to try to convey what makes our school special, and I love to tell its stories to the greater community.”
Megan has been telling stories for many years. As a child in Northern Michigan, she was always writing her own books. She studied creative writing at Kenyon College, where she earned her BA, and in her graduate studies at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Bennington College. Before coming to SA in 2017, Megan worked in communications and public relations in art museums, the food and beverage industry, and in educational institutions.
In her free time, Megan’s two daughters keep her very busy. She is an avid reader, and she is also working on a historical novel. Megan is a self-described “gym rat” and runner; her favorite races are themed half marathons at Disneyland.
Megan’s favorite aspect of life at Sonoma Academy is Community Meeting, which, she says, “is often an almost spiritual experience. We all come together to laugh, cry, applaud, and be inspired.” She also enjoys working with the Marketing and Communications Interns, a group of select students who assist with social media and content development.