The Arthur I Meyer Jewish Preparatory School is delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs. Lucy De Vries as its new principal. Mrs. De Vries is considered a master educator and has led professional development workshops in educational technology across the country. Prior to coming to Meyer Preparatory, she led the lower school language arts program and taught 5th Grade at Posnack Jewish Day School in Broward County. During her time at Posnack School, Mrs. De Vries worked with school leadership to develop faculty mentoring programs.
Commenting on the appointment, Meyer Preparatory School Board Chair, Lisa Schreier, said, “our school is extremely fortunate to have found such a uniquely capable, passionate, and innovative leader to help us navigate the challenges facing education in the years to come.”
Originally from the U.K., Mrs. De Vries has taught in various places throughout the world before settling in the United States in 2013. She earned an undergraduate degree in elementary education at the University of Leeds and completed her master’s degree in educational leadership at the University of West Florida. She is a licensed principal in the State of Florida. Mrs. De Vries and her family recently moved to West Palm Beach.
An active member of the Jewish community since her move to the U.S., Mrs. De Vries has dedicated her career to infusing the core Jewish values of chesed (unconditional kindness), tzedakah (charity and justice), and tikkun olam (repair the world) into the daily lives of her students. Of her appointment as principal, she said, “We need our children to become thoughtful, compassionate, and giving members of the Jewish community and the world-at-large. I am grateful and excited to have the opportunity to lead such an amazing Jewish day school where high engagement goes hand-in-hand with high achievement.”
The entire Meyer Prep community wishes Mrs. De Vries a very warm welcome and b'hatzlachah in her new role.