Dr. Anne Meek


Anne’s career began when she started teaching kindergarten in Memphis. Subsequently she taught Summer Head Start, first grade, then Title I reading, then middle school. Eventually she became an elementary principal and then a central office supervisor in Knoxville, where she also conducted poetry workshops at various schools. She served as editor of Tennessee Educational Leadership; published articles or chapters in various publications; then became managing editor of Educational Leadership for ASCD in Alexandria, VA; and presented dozens of professional development programs for teachers and administrators in locations throughout the USA.

Anne has had something like 75 poems published in Tennessee Poetry Journal; The Small Farm; Skipping Stones; The Poet’s Domain; In Good Company; Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume VI: Tennessee; and Joys of the Table, plus two or three pieces of creative nonfiction published in In Good Company. She loves holding poetry workshops for all age groups. She still wants to finish her Southern Gothic novel… but her editorial work for R. Lynn Canady (retired from U.VA) takes most of her writing time. His latest book, Assessing Grading Practices: The Role of Standards in the Debate, is scheduled for publication by Solution Tree Press in 2016; and Anne is now beginning editorial work for Canady’s next book manuscript, which will feature an early childhood program known as “Literacy for All,” which Lynn and his daughter Carol Canady are already presenting in several locations throughout the country.



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