Meaveen Roney, TMRF
Meaveen has been involved with Irish Dancing for most of her life. Growing up, Meaveen took lessons at the Burke School in Pittsburgh. Since 2000, she has been involved with the Bell School of Irish Dance as a student, student teacher, and now as a full time teacher since September 2008.
Meaveen grew up in Hampton and graduated from Hampton High School in 2000. She then went onto to study at John Carroll University, where she received a Bachelors Degree in Sociology in 2004. While at John Carroll, she was asked to teach a recreational, beginner level Irish Dancing class that would be open to all students at the university to introduce them to basics of Irish Dancing. She taught this class for three years. After graduation from college, Meaveen volunteered for one year with the Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Program in Baltimore, Maryland. As part of her role in this program, she directed an after school program for elementary aged inner city youth. Meaveen then attended the University of Pittsburgh to pursue a Masters Degree in Public Administration, which she completed in 2007.
Meaveen became a certified teacher with the An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha in September 2013. She and her husband, Gary, have two sons, Brendan and Luke, a daughter Maria, and reside in McCandless Township.