Meredith School – led by Neubauer Fellow – receives National Blue Ribbon Award

William M. Meredith School (Meredith), led by Neubauer Fellow Lauren Overton, was recognized by the United States Department of Education as a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School.

Overton is part of the fourth cohort of School Leaders’ esteemed Neubauer Fellowship in Educational Leadership. The program focuses on critical leadership and management skills needed to elevate school performance and student outcomes while creating a distinctive peer professional network of support, collaboration, and innovation.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private schools where students achieve high learning standards or make notable improvements in closing the achievement gap. This coveted award affirms the hard work of educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. Overton joins four other Neubauer Fellows who have received this distinction in years past.

Under Overton’s leadership, Meredith has developed successful programs to cultivate well-rounded learners and offer thought-provoking courses in literacy, STEM, social-emotional learning, social justice, health education, and more. As principal, Overton builds collaboration among teachers, focuses on meeting the individual needs of students, and uses data to promote continuous improvement.

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