“As I manage permissioned texts for New Meridian, I am always looking for publishers and authors who express diverse perspectives and viewpoints so students can see themselves and expand their worldviews through the passages they read in our assessments.”
Britt Bjorklund, ELA Content Manager, joined New Meridian in September of 2020. Along with managing a dedicated team of content specialists, she works to scope and develop new products while also managing permissions for the copyrighted texts used in current New Meridian product offerings.
We talked to Britt about her connection to education, her goals when it comes to creating assessment content, and what #MyNewMeridianWay means to her.
What personal connection do you have to education?
I was a middle school ELA teacher for many years, and I wrote curriculum products and benchmark assessments for various educational publishers as a freelancer before working full-time as an educational assessment professional. I joined this team because I was drawn to New Meridian’s innovative approach to assessment.
What does equity in education mean to you?
To me, equity in education means that every student has an equal opportunity to learn and grow, no matter how different their starting points may be.
Which New Meridian value resonates most with you?
I really believe that quality assessments are a critical lever for expanding equity in education. As a classroom teacher, I valued assessments that helped me quickly and accurately respond to the needs of all my students. I strive to create those same types of tools for the teachers and students who use our assessments. As I manage permissioned texts for New Meridian, I am always looking for publishers and authors who express diverse perspectives and viewpoints so students can see themselves and expand their worldviews through the passages they read in our assessments. That’s #MyNewMeridianWay.
At New Meridian, we have a dynamic team of people dedicated to making a difference. See our current job openings and hear from another staff member, Duane Dixon, about what #MyNewMeridianWay means to him.