Courtney Pepe, Ed.D.

Education

Doctoral Degree in Global Leadership, Lamar University, December 2017 – Dissertation nominated for dissertation of the year as well as the TCPEA Award. Dissertation topic: The Impact of achieve NJ and SGP calculation protocols upon certain sub-groups of the tested population: low SES, ELL, and special education students.

2nd Masters MSED with Principal Certification, Monmouth University, July 2014

Advanced Professional Coursework & NJ Supervisors Certificate, Seton Hall University, April 2013

30 Credits from Rutgers University and Middlesex County College, 2011 – These additional 30 credits were advanced science classes that were taken in 2011 so that I could obtain my Teacher of Biology Certificate with the state.

MS Teaching and Learning from The Extended Teacher Education Program (ETEP, University of Southern Maine, May 2010 – Dual concentrations in special education as well as general education (content focus: social studies).

BA in History and Dance, Honors Program, State University of New York at Buffalo, May 1998 – Graduated magna cum laude, elected to Phi Beta Kappa, recipient of the University of Buffalo medallion for outstanding academic achievement in two separate colleges within the University.

Work Experience

January 2017 to present – District Supervisor of Educational

Technology, Media, Honors, and Advanced Placement: Perth Amboy Board of Education – I am currently a Central Office Administrator in a large urban school district in New Jersey with 11, 000+ students and 16 schools pre-K-12.

Experience includes development/design of 21 st century media centers district wide. Launch of 1.5 million dollar 1:1 initiative at the high school. Key stakeholder in 4.5 million dollar media center renovation with virtual reality room. High level of experience with our Dual Language and bilingual population. Also responsible for the Gifted and Talented Program/COGAT Testing. Coordination of Summer STEAM Program, budget responsibilities as well as curriculum supervision responsibilities. Well versed in the Danielson and Stronge evaluation tools.

February 2016 to present – Adjunct Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, Kean University – Nominated for outstanding adjunct Fall 2018. I have developed courses pertaining to curriculum and technology for the Department of Educational Leadership. I have taught on-site and on-line courses related to School Organization, Computer Applications, Curriculum, and Teacher Evaluation. In May of 2018, I also began teaching in the Doctoral Program.

January 2015 to 2017 – Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction at the A. Harry Moore School of New Jersey City University – Led IEP meetings, monitored teacher lesson plans, evaluated the teaching staff, therapists, and paraprofessionals. Created professional development workshops for staff, curriculum development, scheduled for the building, supervised work orders for the building.

Responsibilities related to procurement and budgeting as well as coordinating 37 transportation routes from 4 different counties in NJ. I was also the District Testing Coordinator for APA and DLM.

September 2010 to January 2015 – Teacher in an alternative program for high school students who were at risk in Monroe Township – Teacher in an alternative program for at-risk high school students in Monroe Township. I taught Algebra, Algebra II, Geometry, Physics, Chemistry, and Forensic Science. Strong in the math and science areas and can provide instruction in any high school level math or science courses. Passed the Secondary Praxis II test in all four core content areas so I have a good understanding of the pedagogy involved to ensure vertical and horizontal articulation. The school had a 1:1 iPad initiative with over 2, 000 students. Designed all of the PD for the district related to the initiative. Opportunity to use 21st century learning strategies to increase the engagement and achievement data of my own class and the student body at large. While in Monroe, had the opportunity to work with gifted and talented students in grades 5-8 providing instruction in science and math in the TAG program.

Presenting at Educational Conferences

National

iNacol Blended Learning Symposium with the NJDOE 2015 (Orlando)

South by Southwest 2015, – (Austin,Texas)

ISTE 2014 (Atlanta), ISTE 2015 (Philadelphia)

ISTE 2016 (Denver), ISTE 2017 (San Antonio)

Regional

TechSpo (NJASA), Winter 2019

1st and 2nd Educational Thought Leaders Conference Kean University (2017, 2018) Urban Thought Leaders Symposium Kean University, 2016

NJSAL’s Librarian Conference, November 2015

NJDOE Department of Innovation Fall Convening at Kean University, 2015

NJDOE Department of Innovation Spring Conference in Atlantic City, 2015

New Pathways (NPTNJ) Capstone Conference NJCU, 2015

NJ Edge Conference NJCU, March 2015

Professional Licences

Administration

Licensed Central Office Administrator in the State of NJ CE

Licensed Principal in the State of NJ CE

Licensed Supervisor in the State of NJ

Business Administrator Certification will be completed by summer of 2019

Teaching

Teacher of Biology K-12

Teacher of Social Studies K‑12

Teacher of Students with Disabilities K-12

Teacher of Elementary Education K-5

*Passed the secondary content praxis exams required for HS math and English teachers*