Bio of Nellie Meyer, Ed.D.

Interim Deputy Superintendent Nellie MeyerDr. Nellie Meyer, a native San Diegan, currently serves the San Diego Unified School District in the capacity of Deputy Superintendent of School Support Services.

Dr. Meyer has served the district for nearly 30 years. She began as a teacher’s aide at Jackson Elementary while she attended San Diego State University, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She also received her Master's Degree in Administration and her Doctoral Degree in Education from SDSU. Dr. Meyer holds teaching credentials in Social Science, English, and Language Development. She has taught everything from fifth grade literacy to eighth grade Algebra to twelfth grade Economics.

Dr. Meyer has presented at national conferences on topics including school turnaround, dropout prevention, and school system best practices. She has also led and served on numerous community task forces designed to further student achievement at all grade levels, partner with universities, and support at-risk youth.

Prior to her current position, Dr. Meyer served as a middle school teacher, high school teacher, dean of students, vice principal, principal, Assistant Superintendent of High Schools, Chief High School Improvement Officer, Executive Director of Dropout Prevention, Interim Chief Elementary School Improvement Officer, Interim Deputy Superintendent, and Deputy Superintendent of Academics.

Dr. Meyer's passion for education is a family affair. Her mother was an elementary teacher. Her father was a principal. Her husband is a teacher. This family dedication is reflected in her love of working with students and her success as an educator. She believes we have a duty to support all students as we would our own. She has been married for 23 years and has two children, a son James, who is a college freshman and a daughter Georgia, who is in eighth grade.