Madison-Plains names new assistant principal

Meredith Ford

(Posted June 22, 2020)

By Josephine Birdsell, Staff Writer

The Madison-Plains school board approved the hiring of Meredith Ford as the next assistant principal of the district’s elementary and intermediate schools.

Ford currently works at Triad Local Schools, where she has served as an elementary school literacy coach since 2016. While in this position, she developed a three-year literacy achievement plan at Triad Elementary through which she monitored student progress and adjusted instruction to better meet student needs. She also served as a sixth-grade and second-grade teacher, a Title I reading teacher, and data management coordinator at Triad Elementary.

Ford has taught courses in phonics and the diagnosis and remediation of reading difficulties as an adjunct professor at Franklin University.

“We are very excited to be able to welcome Meredith to our staff. She will bring a calming effect to our building, and she is very knowledgeable about curriculum, especially in the area of literacy,” stated Brad Miller, Madison-Plains elementary and intermediate principal, in a press release.

“We look forward to the positive energy and people skills she will bring,” he added.

Ford graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Wilmington College and a master’s degree from The Ohio State University. She completed coursework for her principal’s license at the University of Dayton.

“I want to thank the Madison-Plains board of education, administration, and staff for allowing me the opportunity to serve your community as the assistant principal for the elementary/intermediate school,” Ford stated.

“I cannot wait to meet all of the staff, students, and community members. I am truly looking forward to making this year one full of building relationships while focusing on student success.”

In other news, Madison-Plains compiled data from their state testing results last spring, finding that 37 percent of students scored accelerated or advanced. In eighth-grade science, 63 percent of students scored accelerated or advanced.

Additionally, 48 students scored advanced on every state test they took, and eight students earned a perfect score on a state test.

Madison-Plains ranked in the top 25 percent of all Ohio school districts for most student growth in testing across years.

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