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M.Ed. Educational Leadership,
Lesley University


M.Ed. Educational Leadership,
Administrative Certification,
Chestnut Hill College


B.A. Sociology and American Studies,
Wesleyan University

Meredith G. Lowe

Principal, Andrew J. Morrison Elementary School
School District of Philadelphia
2019 Neubauer Fellow

“I will work for and with the young people of Philadelphia for my entire career.  I grew up in this city, I went to public school here, and I am committed to serving this community. I believe that our goal as school leaders is to create the conditions for our young people to grow into happy, healthy, self-sufficient adults who have choices in their lives, and who are rooted in a positive sense of themselves and their community.”

Meredith has served as the principal of Andrew J. Morrison Elementary School since 2018. Under her leadership, Kindergarten-2nd grade students reading at Tier 1, as measured by AimswebPLUS, increased 18.1% in one year. Morrison’s Pennsylvania System for School Assessment (PSSA) scores increased 4% in English Language Arts (ELA) and the school’s Overall School Progress Report (SPR) score increased by 5%. Further, Morrison’s average daily attendance increased 4%, serious incidents decreased 4%, and staff attendance increased by 6% since 2018.


In 2018, Meredith kicked off a rigorous strategic planning process called Morrison 2028.  Morrison 2028 is a community-informed strategic planning process that is asking questions, gathering data, and sharing ideas to create a vision for Morrison in 2028. 2028 is the year that the 2018 Kindergarten class will graduate from 8th grade.


Meredith has been an educator since 2009.  Prior to becoming a principal, Meredith served as 6th grade math teacher, program manager at City Year, teacher development coach, school leader, and leadership coach for PhillyPLUS. Meredith is a 2020-2021 member of the the Equity Task Force for Learning Network 7.  Meredith grew up in Philadelphia and attended Central High School.

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