Since its inception, Newark Charter School has been led by School Director Gregory R. Meece.
Mr. Meece has been working in Delaware’s schools at the college, high school, middle school and elementary school levels since 1981. He was St. Mark’s High School’s first Director of Development. In 1996, he helped launch Delaware’s first charter school, The Charter School of Wilmington. Five years later, with the support of parents, he created the Newark Charter School and its middle school program. Later, he oversaw the establishment of Newark Charter School’s elementary school (2006) and its high school (2013).
Mr. Meece holds a Master of Arts degree in Communication and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of Delaware. He has served as the President of the Governing Board of the Delaware Charter Schools Network, which represents 22 Delaware charter schools and more than 10,000 families. He has served on numerous education committees and task forces including the Leadership in Education Achievement in Delaware (LEAD) Committee; appointed by Governor Minner, and the Delaware Government Performance Review, serving Governor Markell. He is a current member, DuPont Newark Community Advisory Committee and a past member of the Rohm & Haas Community Advisory Committee. He was a Board member at the Delaware Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, and he served as chairman of the organization’s First State Communications Award program. As a member of the News Journal’s Community Advisory Board, Mr. Meece regularly contributes opinion pieces on education to the News Journal.
Mr. Meece received the Commitment to Education Award from the University of Delaware in 2005. In 2011 the Delaware Charter Schools Network selected him as recipient of its highest honor, the Catalyst in Education Award.
Mr. Gregory Meece