OTTUMWA — Ottumwa Leadership Academy has announced Sue Meadows as dean for the 2014-15 academy year.
This volunteer position, appointed annually by the Advisory Board, directs the curriculum and facilitates the learning sessions for Ottumwa Leadership Academy. Meadows was raised in Williamsburg, Virginia, and moved to Ottumwa in 1976 with the intent to return after a few years. However, she decided to stay here and raise a family with husband Richard, a district court judge.
Meadows graduated from James Madison University in Virginia with a master's degree in education and earned an administrative certification from Drake University. She has worked at IHCC, William Penn University, Great Prairie AEA and the Ottumwa Community School District. Meadows was principal at Douma School for three years and executive director of curriculum and instruction for 16 years for the OCSD. She developed and implemented the Community Advisory for School Improvement and Educational Equity before retiring in 2010.
Meadows is a previous member of Rotary and served on the board of directors for United Way, YMCA and Junior Achievement. She is currently on the IHCC Advisory Committee, member of the YMCA, First Lutheran Church and the ORLF Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Committee.
Ottumwa Leadership Academy is a 10-month, tuition-based academy that provides participants with a detailed overview of Ottumwa and Wapello County with targeted leadership development strategies and skill development. Applications are being accepted until Aug. 15. For more information or to apply for the 2014-15 class, visit www.orlf.org or call 641-684-6221.