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Brian Meadows

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Olney—Oak Lane


M. Ed., University of Phoenix

B.A., Georgia State University

PhD Educational Leadership, University of Arizona

Brian Meadows

Principal, Thurgood Marshall School
School District of Philadelphia
2022 Neubauer Fellow

“’If You’ve Got Nothing Worth Dying For, You’ve Got Nothing Worth Living For’Martin Luther King. I will die to ensure our black and brown kids have equitable opportunities to be successful.”

Brian has served as the principal of Thurgood Marshall School since 2019. Under his leadership, Thurgood Marshall’s kindergarten proficiency levels have increased by 21%. Thurgood Marshall has also been recognized as a model school in Positive Behavioral Interventions Support (PBIS).


Brian has been an educator since 2005. Prior to becoming a principal at Thurgood Marshall, Brian served as the principal at Boys’ Latin Middle School, where each year they earned recognition as being a “high growth” school by Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment (PVAAS). Brian also served as a 6-12 math teacher, K-12 instructional coach, education consultant, and assistant principal. Before becoming an educator, Brian served as a sociologist for American Red Cross of NYC. Brian grew up in Raleigh, NC, and Atlanta, GA.

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