I am thrilled to join the community at Easterly Parkway where I will uphold the commitment to academic excellence in the inclusive environment I have observed through the years. I look forward to connecting with the students, families, staff, and faculty. The opportunity to collaborate to support student growth is beyond exciting. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve in this way.
Meredith spent two years at Mount Nittany Middle School as the assistant principal prior to moving to Easterly Parkway. Prior to her work in administration, she taught English at State College Area High School and Hollidaysburg Senior High School for 14 years. For six years during that period, she also worked as a supervisor/administrative intern in the district’s Community Education program, managing more than 200 elementary students daily and supervising summer school, summer camp for English language learning students, and the Shorts and Sports program, among other responsibilities. Throughout her career, she also has served on various teams and committees, including ones for ninth-grade learning community leadership, universal screening, strategic plan data analysis, faculty advisory, curriculum planning, and school improvement.
After graduating from Penn State in 2007 with secondary English education and integrative arts degrees, Henderson went on to earn a master’s degree in 21st-century teaching and learning from Wilkes University and a master’s degree in educational leadership/K-12 principal certification from Edinboro University. In the community, she sits on the Arc of Centre County board of directors as vice president and volunteers with the Special Olympics.
Meredith lives in Boalsburg with her husband and two daughters.