Since its inception in 2001, Newark Charter School has been led by School Director Gregory R. Meece. Mr. Meece has worked in Delaware’s schools at the college, high school, middle school and elementary school levels since 1980. After working in the development office at Delaware Technical & Community College, he became St. Mark’s High School’s first Director of Development in 1981. In 1996, he helped launch Delaware’s first charter school, The Charter School of Wilmington. Five years later he created the Newark Charter School and its Intermediate School program. Later, he established Newark Charter Primary School (2006) and Newark Charter Jr./Sr. 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 and on several 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. In 2017-2018 he served on Delaware’s Anti-Discrimination Development Team, commissioned by Governor Carney. He served on the DuPont Newark Community Advisory Committee and 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 its Community Advisory Board, Mr. Meece regularly contributed opinion pieces on education to The News Journal.
Mr. Meece received the Commitment to Education Award from the University of Delaware. The Delaware Charter Schools Network selected him as recipient of its highest honor, the Catalyst in Education Award.
Mr. Gregory Meece