Fellow Profiles

Meaghann Lawson-1

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Student Enrollment



West Philadelphia


M.Ed. Urban Education,
University of Pennsylvania


Administrative Certification,
Philadelphia Pathway to Leadership in Urban Schools (PLUS)


B.S. Industrial and Labor Relations,
Cornell University

Meaghann Lawson

Principal, Mastery Charter School – Shoemaker Campus
Mastery Charter Schools
2020 Neubauer Fellow

“I serve as a principal because black and brown children deserve the best education possible. There is so much promise in the generations to come and I want to be part of the movement to support them in reaching their potential.”

Meaghann has served as the principal of Mastery Shoemaker Campus since 2019. Under her leadership, all Mastery Shoemaker 7th and 8th grade students exceeded expectations by achieving a 4 or 5 in pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, and environmental science on the Mastery Value-Added System (MVAS). Prior to transitioning to Shoemaker, Meaghann served as principal of Mastery East Camden Middle School. During her tenure, she secured grant funding from the State of New Jersey to start a makerspace and built partnerships with numerous community organizations, including The Policing Project and Delaware River Port Authority.


Meaghann has been an educator since 2010.  Prior to becoming a principal, Meaghann served as a teacher and an assistant principal of instruction.  Meaghann grew up in Baltimore, Maryland.

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