July 19, 2024

Dear Meredith Community,

It is with pride and enthusiasm that I write to you as the newly appointed principal of William M. Meredith Elementary School where “Magic” happens. I have reviewed the preliminary achievement data from the 2023-2024 school year, and I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such amazing scholars, rich traditions, dedicated staff, notable leaders, parents who partner, and a community that supports. It is a privilege to transition into this role in the footsteps of Mr. Brian Wallace. Together, we will work to ensure this change is seamless and supportive of all members of this community.

The 2024-2025 school year marks my 22nd year in education. I have served as a teacher, academic coach, testing coordinator, assistant principal, principal, and Chief Officer.  I have also served as an adjunct professor at St. Joseph University and Lincoln University’s Education departments. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, a  Master of Science in Reading and Educational Administration, and certifications in Elementary Education, Reading Specialist, Principal K-12, and  Supervision of Curriculum and Instruction.

In my free time, I enjoy going to the movies, trying out new restaurants, and traveling. These experiences have broadened my perspective and enriched my life. I also have a 5-year-old daughter, Blythe, who is in Kindergarten and is the light of my life.

I am genuinely looking forward to building strong relationships with students, staff, families, and community members. My educational experiences have afforded me the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of people to meet the common goal of increasing student achievement and emotional well-being. My educational philosophy is rooted in the belief that all students can learn, given a positive learning environment, strong and knowledgeable leadership, a committed and focused educational team, an encouraging community, and “hands- on” real-world experiences. In my previous role as principal, I focused on the infusion of the discovery model and high-quality instruction. My scholars traveled internationally to countries like Germany, Spain, Italy, and Canada. It is my hope and goal to infuse these experiences with my support of Meredith moving forward.  Feel free to reach out to schedule a time to say hello or chat in person or virtually! I can be reached at nbrevard@philasd.org.


Nina Brevard



Important Dates

August 5th: Meet and Greet with Principal Brevard
August 26th: First day of school for students
August 26th-30th: Kindergarten interview day; Three Hour Early Dismissal (K only)
September 2nd: Labor Day; Schools closed for students and staff; Administrative offices closed