Meadow Hall Principal Wins Nancy Walker Library Media Award
Meadow Hall Elementary School principal Cabell Lloyd has been honored with the Nancy C. Walker Award for Outstanding Support to a Library Media Program for the 2017–2018 school year. The award is given annually by the Montgomery County Educational Media Specialists Association (MCEMSA) to highlight the role by administrative leaders in supporting library media centers.
Amy Soldavini, Meadow Hall’s media specialist, nominated Lloyd because he consistently supports implementation of the Maryland State Department of Education’s School Library Media Curriculum alongside collaborative planning of the Common Core classroom instruction. Thanks to Cabell, Soldavini’s program is heavily involved in digital literacy instruction, instructional technology, and the research process embedded into regular and relevant classroom instruction. The school’s master schedule is designed so that Soldavini can attend regular team and marking period planning meetings, an incredibly valuable resource to ensure that the media program is integrated with curriculum content.
Above all, Lloyd’s clear priority is student access, and a flexible and busy use of the library space. “We now also have the flexibility to run Makerspace Monday STEAM opportunities for interested students in Grades 2-5,” Soldavini says. “It is to the benefit of all in our community that Mr. Lloyd recognizes the best practice and many uses in both a more flexible library space and the librarian’s schedule, but especially for our students.”