TICONDEROGA - This school year started much like last year at St. Mary's School.
There is one change, however. Meghan Jebb, a seventh grade teacher last year at St. Mary's, has left to further her own education.
Jebb, a 2000 graduate of the school herself and class valedictorian, taught junior high science, health, French, and religion while at St. Mary's School.
In August she entered a doctoral program in chemistry at Rice University in Houston, Texas, on a National Science Fellowship.
In addition to her own coursework and research, Jebb is busy overseeing an undergraduate chemistry lab.
She is also volunteering at PAIR, a refugee immigration program, where she provides tutoring and mentoring to a group of middle school age refugees from Burma, Bhutan and other countries.
Jebb said she is thankful for the experience she gained teaching at St. Mary's last year.