Fellow Profiles

Meaghann Lawson-1

School Type



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

Director of Teacher Effectiveness
Mastery Charter Schools
2020 Neubauer Fellow

“I served as a principal and now in a network-wide role 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.”

As Director of Teacher Effectiveness (DTE) for Mastery Charter Schools, Meaghann works closely with school leadership teams and the NST Academic & Talent Teams to drive network strategy for teacher effectiveness. With a data-driven approach, Meaghann spearheads the development of instructional leaders and aspiring leaders on technical competencies that drive teacher development and student outcomes such as observational feedback and evaluation.


Prior to her role as Director of Teacher Effectiveness, Meaghann served as the principal of Mastery Shoemaker Campus (2019-2022). 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, she served as a teacher and an assistant principal of instruction. Meaghann grew up in Baltimore, Maryland.

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