EASTERN Instructor Spotlight: Meghan Reiff

MReiffMeghan Reiff started as EASTERN’s long-term substitute Welding Technology instructor at the Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) in November 2014, officially making her the first female Welding Technology instructor in the school’s history.

As EASTERN’s long-term substitute Welding Technology instructor, Ms. Reiff focuses on the properties of different types of metals and how to join them using state-of-the-art welding equipment. She prepares students for career goals such as Combination Welder, Welder/Fabricator, MIG Welding, and Gas Welding and Cutting.

Ms. Reiff brings a great deal of welding experience to EASTERN, including over six years of TIG welding, two years of MIG welding, and four years of specialized metalworking processes, such as oxyfuel welding, brazing, sterling silver soldering, casting, blacksmithing, coppersmithing, silversmithing, and forging and raising. Ms. Reiff graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Crafts/Materials Studies with a focus on metalsmithing, then completed a 60 hour TIG welding course at Mercer County Community College while working in the welding field. She also has her Master’s in Education with certifications in English, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Art.

After obtaining her degrees, she began as an instructional assistant at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology (MBIT) with the Welding Technology and Auto Collision instructors. In late October 2014, Reiff heard about the Welding Technology instructor position opening up at EASTERN. She found EASTERN to be a good fit, and now she is both the full-time, long-term substitute Welding Technology instructor for EASTERN’s high school program, and the instructor for MBIT’s adult education program where she teaches Welding I (oxyfuel cutting and stick welding) and Welding II (MIG and TIG

Welding Technology at EASTERN is designed for the student who is interested in the industrial engineering field.

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