Leander ISD is excited to announce Lauren Meeks as the new principal of Cedar Park Middle School.

Superintendent Bruce Gearing, Ed.D., said that Meeks is an instructional leader with a servant heart.

“Lauren leads her campus passionately, while cultivating that same passion for learning in her students and staff,” Gearing said. “She began her educational career here in LISD as a teacher, and has served as Principal at Parkside Elementary, Assistant Principal at Henry Middle School and Instructional Coach at Reagan Elementary. I look forward to her continued service to her students, staff and families at CPMS.”

Meeks began working in Leander ISD after graduating from college in 2006, teaching third and fourth grade at Giddens and Reagan elementary schools. Since then, she has excelled as a campus and district leader, gaining a wide range of educational and leadership experience on multiple campuses and in various teaching, curriculum-driven, administrative and mentoring roles.

Meeks said that she is incredibly honored to have the opportunity to lead and serve the Cedar Park Middle School family. 

“I am deeply committed to cultivating the culture of excellence already established at CPMS by continuing to foster a learning environment where every student can achieve their own academic and personal goals,” Meeks said.” I look forward to collaborating with students, staff, parents and the Cedar Park community to build upon the rich legacy at CPMS. Go Leopards!”

Meeks completed her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies at Texas State University in San Marcos, also earning a teaching certification. A decade later she attended Lamar University, completing her Masters in Education Administration in 2016. She also holds a principal certification and has attended extensive educational training and professional development opportunities throughout her career.