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Mary Meade-Montaque, Ed.D.

Mary Meade-Montaque

Dr. Mary Meade-Montaque is currently the Manager for Instruction and School Leadership for Worcester Public Schools, where she manages the district’s middle, high, and alternative schools. Dr. Meade-Montaque’s career spans all educational levels.  She began her career in New York City as a high school science and math teacher. On the college level, she served as Assistant Professor of Experiential Education and Director of the Career Life Planning Center and Chemistry Instructor at Atlantic Union College. Prior to becoming a District Manager, she worked for Worcester Public Schools for 15 years as an Elementary School Principal.

Dr. Meade-Montaque is a native New Yorker.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, a Master of Arts in teaching Chemistry, and a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. In addition to her formal degrees, Dr. Meade-Montaque has completed post-graduate work in Educational Leadership from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, completed an extensive leadership training program with the National Institute for School Leadership and completed the Executive Leadership Program at Harvard University. Principal leadership that supports both teacher and student growth and development was the focus of Dr. Meade-Montaque’s dissertation. The emphasis of her current work centers on school turnaround leadership, supporting school administrators and teacher leaders in their development of effective practices that improve student learning.

Dr. Meade-Montaque has received numerous awards.  Early in her career she received the Young Careerist Award from the Worcester County Business Association.  The NAACP and the City of Worcester have recognized her as a pioneer in education for being the first African-American elementary school principal in Worcester. The State of Massachusetts recognizes her as an Exemplary Educator.  In the fall of 2000, Dr. Meade-Montaque received one of America’s highest awards presented to educators, the Milken Educator Award.

Dr. Meade-Montaque’s efforts in the community have centered on programs that empower women and minorities and promote education. To this end, for over twenty years she has worked with the YWCA of Central Massachusetts in many capacities including serving as President. She has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees for Atlantic Union College. Additionally, she maintains numerous professional affiliations and is an Adjunct Professor for Concordia University. She was elected to the QCC Foundation Board in June of 2019.