Jeff Meador departed Granbury ISD as director of communications as of June 30, 2022. After sixteen years of service in the district, Meador decided to pursue other endeavors.
His influence is embedded in nearly every district photograph, press release, social media post, logo and graphic, as Meador spent his days capturing meaningful moments in the lives of students and championing them with both his presence and publications.
Meador earned his bachelor's degree in government and history in 1994 and his master's degree in history and political science in 2008, both from Tarleton State University. Meador's post-graduate studies include Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) in 2019 and a second master's degree in public service from Clinton School of Public Service in 2021.
Meador served under Congressman Charles W. Stenholm of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995-2002 as legislative assistant and campaign manager. He then worked for Sprint as regulatory affairs manager and public policy information officer for his alma mater, Tarleton State, prior to joining Granbury ISD in 2007.
Commonly known for offering friendly fist bumps and his reputation as a photographer, Meador is also a well renowned philanthropist. Meador has served the community as board member, member, and volunteer for many organizations, including Granbury Theatre Company, Operation School Supplies, Hood County Substance Abuse Council, Granbury ISD Education Foundation, Granbury First United Methodist Church, Hood County Christmas for Children, Granbury Optimist Club, Ruth's Place Clinic, Healthy Kids Summer Lunch Program, Boys & Girls Club of Hood County, Hood County Library and Hood County YMCA.
Meador wrote to staff, “In departing the district, I extend my best hopes for the students, staff, and trustees as they continue to provide quality education to the schoolchildren of our community."