Join national consultant and presenter, Jamie Meade as she shares the science of hope! The science of hope is rapidly evolving alongside the field of neuroscience, which reveals the power of hope inside all of us! Hope is more than passive, wishful thinking. Hope empowers us to establish meaningful goals, navigate life’s uncertain, ever-changing pathways, and act with agency. In this keynote message, Jamie will share her latest research in the new science of hope, why hope matters for students and educators, and how hope is essential for visionary leadership.
With a career spanning over 35 years in education, Jamie is dedicated to positive change and impact in our nation’s education systems.
She began her career as a High School English teacher in the rural Appalachian regions of Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia, where her passion for empowering students through knowledge and inspiration took root. Jamie’s dedication led her to leadership roles in School- and District-level Administration, including curriculum, instruction, data, and assessment.
She has also served in regional school improvement services with the Ohio Department of Education and as Vice President at Battelle for Kids, a national nonprofit dedicated to advancing educational excellence. In her work at Battelle for Kids, she worked closely with Gallup in designing a student-voice survey to capture the impact of educators in fostering hope, engagement, and belonging in their students.
As an experienced education consultant and speaker, she has delivered keynotes, workshops, and professional learning for thousands of educators on various topics, including data-informed practices, accountability systems, student voice, vertical progressions in K-12 curricula, and the sciences of hope, engagement, and belonging.
She is an experienced keynote speaker at numerous district, state, and national events. She has delivered professional learning sessions at national education conferences, including the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), and the National School Boards Association (NSBA). Since the global pandemic, Jamie has traveled to school districts and conferences in more than 15 states, delivering inspirational messages on the science of hope – and why it matters in education.