School for the Blind principal honored



Craig Meador, school principal and campus program director for the Washington State School for the Blind, has received the Council of Schools for the Blind Principal-Director of Programs Leadership Award.

Nominated by WSSB students, parents, teachers, administrators and Superintendent Dean Stenehjem, Meador was praised for “unfailing positive and encouraging attitude; concern for all students; focus on providing positive encouragement; solid commitment to students, staff and parents; and his amazing sense of humor,” the school said.

Meador has served as a classroom teacher for visually impaired students, itinerant teacher, assistant principal and principal, and was recently named WSSB’s outreach director.

The Council of Schools for the Blind is a consortium of specialized schools in Canada and the United States that serve the blind and visually impaired.