In 2019, Meg Crew was named West Salem Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year by her peers. Now, just two years later, the popular fifth-grade educator is poised to make her mark beyond her own classroom. Salem School Division Superintendent, Dr. Alan Seibert, is pleased to announce that Crew has been named the division’s Coordinator of Preschool and English Learner programs, effective July 1. She received formal School Board approval on March 23.
“I was formerly a preschool director at St. Anne’s Episcopal Day School, so the transition into these roles will be one that draws on my former role while leveraging my more recent endorsements.” says Crew. “Instructional platforms of student social emotional growth from the early childhood age and best practices in grading and assessment are at the top of my platforms.”
Crew has administration and gifted endorsements from Radford University along with a master’s degree in teaching from Hollins University and a bachelor’s degree in Christian Education from Asbury University.
“I have never tied myself to the idea of a specific role when it comes to my aspirations for leadership roles,” she says. “Instead, I depend on the Lord’s leading, timing and scenarios that seem to be best fit for my strengths and the needs of my family.”
Crew will assist in planning, supervising and evaluating the preschool and English Learner instructional programs in Salem. Her duties will also include developing school and community resources for our families, helping our teachers implement instructional materials and working with community partners to enhance both efforts.
“Mrs. Crew has excellent instructional coaching skills and knowledge that will continue to make these programs grow and be successful for students,” says Jennifer Dean, Salem’s Director of Instruction and Innovation. “She consistently demonstrates a positive and professional demeanor, and I am looking forward to working with her.”
Crew is replacing Sara Epperly, who is leaving her current coordinator position to become an assistant principal at Salem High School. The two talented educators will work together to create a seamless transition for the students and parents who are directly involved with these important segments of our student population.
Crew and her husband, Ben, reside in Salem with their two children, who are students in the Salem School Division.