Meet Ms. Cicchino
Meghan Cicchino 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.
Ms. Cicchino 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. Mrs. Cicchino 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, Cicchino heard about the Welding Technology instructor position opening up at EASTERN. She found EASTERN to be a good fit, and now she is the full-time Welding Technology instructor for EASTERN’s high school program.