Norma Meek, Senior Associate, at the Zigler Center provides training and technical assistance to schools implementing 21C. She is retired from the Boyd County School System where she served as Curriculum Event Coordinator, District Reading Coach, Director of Parent Involvement, and Director of the summer Math/Reading program for the school system. Norma is currently Mutt-i-grees Educational Training and Program Development Consultant with North Shore Animal League America.
She served for eight years as co-chair for a Leadership Forum for Directors of Child Care programs throughout the state at Asbury College each summer. Norma is a past president of the Kentucky Coalition for Family Resource Youth Services Centers and a past president of the Kentucky School-Age Care Coalition. She has also served on the Kentucky Prevention Child Abuse Board and has been a member of the Governor's Child Care Advisory Council. Norma is also a member of Kentucky's Prichard Committee.
Norma chaired a Kentucky Child 2000 Initiative and also chaired a Kentucky Work Group on the Governor's Early Childhood Initiative. Norma's Family Resource Center received the first Harry J. Cowherd Award for Excellence and in 1997 received the Kentucky Coalition's Ruth Lerman Fitzpatrick Award. In 2001, she received the YWCA Twin Award for Education. Throughout her career she was named Teacher of the Year twice. In 2010 Norma received Kentucky’s Champion Hall of Fame award for the Out-of –School Alliance.
Currently Norma is active in her community serving as a Director of United Way, Past President of Pathways Mental Health Board for ten counties, President of the Paramount Arts Center Board of Directors. Appointed by the mayor she is a Central Park Board Commissioner and a member of CASA (Court Appointed Student Advocate). She still finds time to serve as the first woman president of her local YMCA Board. She recently became a member of the National Early Literacy Advisory Council. She has made numerous national presentations on behalf of children and families. Norma is a Senior Associate at the Yale Zigler Center.