Dr. Nellie Meyer, San Diego Unified Deputy Superintendent for Academics, has been name one of the Women of Distinction by the San Diego Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, a women's professional education sorority.
Meyer was honored for her years of service at San Diego Unified School
District, the academic accomplishments of the schools, departments and
now the district academic program that has been under her leadership.
of Education Member Richard Barrera attended the ceremony on April 18
and said gains in test scores and graduation rates over the last several
years are due to the hard work by Dr. Meyer and her staff.
Meyer's leadership style and her knowledge of educational reforms have
been a key in the revival of excellence in the San Diego Unified School
District," he said.
A native San Diegan, Dr. Meyer started as a
teacher's aide at Jackson Elementary School while a student at San Diego
State University. After graduation she taught middle and high school
before starting her administrative career. She was principal at
Clairemont High School before moving on to the Education Center where
she currently is the district's top academic officer after
Superintendent Bill Kowba.
Founded in 1906, Phi Delta Kappa
International is a global association for professional educators. The
organization's mission is to support education, particularly public
education, as the cornerstone of democracy. More information is online
For more information on the Phi Delta Kappa chapter, contact Dr. Jeanne Steeg at firstname.lastname@example.org.