About Me


about_jenniferComplete vision occurs not merely through the eye but also from the heart.

Jennifer Fletcher Meade is a native of Scott County, VA. Her educational experience includes:

  • 1977 graduate Gate City High School
  • 1981 graduate The College of William and Mary, B. A.
  • 1987 graduate East Tennessee State University, M. Ed.
  • 2013 graduate Mountain Empire Community College, Associate Degree, Applied Science

Jennifer began employment in 1981 with the Scott County, VA Public School System where she has served as elementary classroom and physical education teacher, high school physical education, Earth Science, Biology, and Environmental Research teacher, and Girl’s Tennis Team coach.  Since 1999, she has been a building administrator for the Scott County VA Public School System.  Jennifer is currently building administrator for Dungannon Intermediate and Fort Blackmore Primary Schools in Scott County.

Jennifer has been a member of the Rotary Club of Scott County since 2004 where she has held the following offices:

  • Past Club President
  • Past Assistant Governor for District 7570’s Area 13
  • Currently on the Club’s Board of Directors

Jennifer’s interests include birding (primarily Bald Eagles, other raptors, and hummingbirds), kayaking, yoga, bicycling, raising Angus and Simmental beef cattle, and goats. She and her husband, Danny, reside in Gate City, VA with their dogs Mississippi, Bear, and Chief.

Photography is one of Jennifer’s passions. She is primarily a self-taught, amateur, recreational photographer; with some formal training through classes and workshops which include:about_jennifer2

  • Photography workshops/classes
    • John C. Campbell Folk School taught by Don McGowan (2011) and Donna Eaton (2014)
    • Sam Bass ( 2010-2012)
    • Don McGowan, Upper Peninsula Michigan Workshop (2012)
    • Kate Silvia, Banner Elk, NC/ Grandfather Mountain Workshop (2013)
    • Lori Kinkead, Max Patch, NC Workshop (2013)
    • Mountain Empire Community College, photography classes, Jim Veenstra, instructor
  • Member Eastman Camera Club, Kingsport, TN.

She enjoys nature photography, abstractions, macros, landscapes, sports, and most all genres of photography. Her approach to photography and life in general, may be described by the following:

We are on a Journey…… and, it is the Journey itself that is important; not really how nor where this Journey began nor how or where it will end.  Rather, more importantly, it is what we experience and how we celebrate these experiences along this Journey. Each experience evokes emotions and feelings through which we express ourselves.  Each of us has important feelings, ideas, concepts, and emotions to express and share with others.  The expression medium is one’s own choice; whether it be voice, strings, keys, words, pastels, inks, oils, acrylics, metals, cloth and thread, or the capture of light really doesn’t matter. The expression and the evoked emotion from this creation for others and ourselves is the most important! Along this Journey, for one to experience completeness, one must LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE, DREAM, and HOPE.


First, it is my desire that as you peruse my …Journeys Through Light….. you ENJOY and EXPERIENCE them.  Second, I hope you will reflect, where you are on your own Journey at this moment, and that in itself, will inspire your self-expression through your medium of choice.

Jennifer Fletcher Meade

There are 12 comments

  1. Ruby Rogers

    Hey Jen,
    I was just overjoyed when you showed me some of your photography last week.
    I just had a chance to view more….how AWESOME!
    You are blessed!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Ruby

  2. Lisa

    Jennifer ~ Your work is just spectacular! Excellent eye! I have enjoyed seeing your photos! You should submit a photo for the cover of our local Scott County Telephone Coopertive Directory. Email me and I can give you an address to submit those to.

  3. Jennifer

    Mom, THANK YOU for making me the person which I am today…I know it took lots of hard work on your part!! You are the BEST. I love you–Jenny

  4. tommy and mary

    Hey, Jenny, we review your new photos at intervals-enjoy them so much-also you outdid yourself on the calendars this year-really like the black border-love to you and Danny

  5. Sue

    I saw your photos in a shop along the Virginia Creeper Trail this week, and they were fantastic. I read your bio, have several things in common with you, and I’m inspired. Thank you — beautiful images that evoke emotion.


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