Meredith Ruffner
Meredith Ruffner

Meredith Ruffner

BS, Exceptional Learning, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Gifted Education Endorsement, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
MEd, School Leadership, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

In April 2013, the board of directors of St. Peter’s Episcopal School appointed Meredith as the fourth head of school. A seasoned educational leader, Meredith accepted the invitation and culminated an extraordinary twelve-year career as one of St. Peter’s most revered classroom teachers. Her association with St. Peter’s began in 2003 when she joined the faculty as a second grade teacher. 

A champion for educational excellence and for serving the needs of all children, Meredith validates this passion with impressive professional experience. Prior to working at St. Peter’s, Meredith taught intellectually gifted students in the Hamilton County school system and served children with learning differences at Scenic Land School. While working at Scenic Land School, she guided the exceptional education program as lead teacher and was also an assessment coordinator. In early 2013, she became St. Peter’s first academic dean.

Dedicated to professional development, Meredith has completed specialized training with the Core Knowledge Leadership Institute, Neuronet Learning program, and the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts and participated in a Lucy Calkins reading and writing summer institute that convened at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her community service focuses on helping children as a board member of Little Miss Mag Day Care and as a volunteer cuddler in the neonatal intensive care unit at T. C. Thompson’s Children’s Hospital. In 2009, she was a founding member of The Children’s Trust, a fund associated with the Erlanger Health Systems Foundations. Meredith is married to Andrew, and they have a daughter, Alex, who is 2002 graduate of St. Peter’s.

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