Nancy Flatt Meador
Madison Middle School (Madison, Tennessee)

Principals have one of the most diverse and challenging jobs in the United States. We have great responsibility and opportunity to influence the future through our decisions and leadership. I am proud to be a principal and strive daily to lead with passion, purpose, and enthusiasm.

Communities across our nation depend on principals to lead schools to unprecedented levels of success. Accountability for test scores, student safety, and positive learning environments is at an all-time high. The bar has been raised nationwide, and principals are determined to meet the challenges and expectations.

As a current member of the Board of Directors, I believe that every NAESP member is working to make a difference. This Association is focused on the value that it can bring to every member. I believe that service and support to members through benefits and resources is a primary value of this Association.

Membership is the heart and soul of any successful association, and I will continue to work to strengthen our membership. Together we can identify those resources required to ensure that principals survive and prosper. With these actions, I believe we will be able to retain and grow our membership.

We will also become a more effective Association by increasing our visibility and our influence as we work with our elected officials who write and implement education law. Advocacy will continue to be important to establish our collective priorities and to have our positions understood before laws are enacted.

NAESP and its state affiliates are instrumental to the success of elementary and middle-level principals. Working together, we can raise both the level of awareness and the important role our state and national associations have in the development and support of America’s principals.

I am passionate about my commitment to serve and support principals across our nation, use our collective efforts to influence decisions that shape state and national legislation, and work together to continue to build NAESP as a premier educational association serving and supporting all elementary and middle-level principals.

Through my leadership experiences with NAESP and the Tennessee Principals Association, I have had the opportunity to lead at the district, state, and national levels. As a candidate for the position of NAESP President-Elect, I am offering my leadership skills and experience to promote the mission and values of NAESP and its membership. I am an advocate for learning, and I will use my authority and influence to improve principals’ chances of success both personally and professionally. I will speak boldly for schools. I desire to help make a difference for principals because every principal matters.


Professional Experience: Principal, Madison Middle School, 2009-present — Exec. Director, Learning Support Services, 2003-2008 — Principal, DuPont Elementary, 1998-2003 — Principal, Brookmeade Elementary, 1995-1998 — Asst. Principal, Tusculum Elementary, 1992-1995 — Classroom Teacher, 1982-1992

Professional Affiliations: NAESP, 1998-present (Board of Directors, Zone 4 Director, 2010-2013; Convention, 1999-present; Local Arrangements Committee Contact, National Convention, Nashville, 2008; State Representative, 2003-2005; National (State) Leaders Conference, 2001-2005, 2010-2011; Resolutions Committee, 2002-2004; Zone 4 Southeastern Leaders Conference, 2003-

2005, 2011-2012; Co-Chair, Zone 4 Southeastern Principals Conference, 2001) — Tennessee Principals Association (TPA), 1998-present (Board of Directors–NAESP Representative, 2010-2013; Middle Schools, 2009-2010; Past President, 2003; President, 2002; President-Elect, 2001; Vice President, 2000; Member Services, 1999; Research & Development, 1998; TPA Conference & Leadership Forum, 2003 Steering Committee; Exhibit Hall Coordinator, 2008-2009) — Metro Nashville Principals Association (MNPA), 1998-present — ASCD, 2003-present — TASCD, 2004-present

Professional Honors: Meritorious Service Award, TPA, 2001 — Metro Nashville Public Education Foundation Principals Grant, 1999 — Frist Foundation Principal Award, 1998 — HCA Principal Award Recipient, 1996 — Runner-Up, MNPS Teacher of the Year, 1992 — Dodson Elementary School Teacher of the Year, 1992 — Tennessean Teacher of the Week, 1991 — Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges, 1982

Civic/Community Honors: Old Hickory Area Chamber of Commerce (Co-President, 2003; Member, 1998-present) — PENCIL Foundation Board of Directors, 2002-present — Madison- Rivergate Chamber of Commerce, 2009-present

Education: Ed.D., Administration & Supervision, Tennessee State University (TSU), 1991 — M.Ed., Elementary Education, TSU, 1984; B.S., Elementary Education, Lipscomb University, 1982; — Postdoctoral Training/Certification, Tennessee Prospective Superintendents Academy, 2010