Join Talbot County School Superintendent Dr. Sharon Pepukayi, Ph.D and Chesapeake Forum for a discussion on the future of Talbot County Schools on January 26th from 5:30 – 7 PM. Dr. Pepukayi will review her 180 day plan and share her expectations and hopes for what still needs to be accomplished. Come with questions!
Dr. Pepukayi says it was while spending time in classrooms that she recognized the need to keep students at the forefront of her decision making. She shared her excitement and humbleness on leading Talbot County Public Schools in an interview with The Star Democrat.
“I am totally excited to be leading a district of students and working with community members where I grew up,” she said. “I can talk to students about my educational journey and the experience I had — I had a great experience — and I want to afford that opportunity for other students.
“I’m a big proponent of ‘student voice’ and having them at the table to help the adults make those decisions about their education,” she continued. “I will be talking to students to find out what’s good, what’s bad, what’s indifferent about their educational journey so that they will feel more comfortable to talk about their journey and what we can do to help them have a great education.”
Prior to moving back home to Talbot County, Dr. Pepukayi served as the assistant superintendent of Appoquinimink School District in Middletown, Delaware. She has over 30 years of experience in public school education.
Dr. Pepukayi’s prior experiences in education include elementary teacher, assistant principal, and principal in Delaware and Ohio. Because of her passion for teaching and educating, she has facilitated an Aspiring Administrator’s Program, mentors school-aged youth, served on various state committees around principal pipelines and evaluations, and speaks at national conferences.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Bennett College (NC); Master of Arts in Early and Middle Childhood Education from The Ohio State University, and Doctor of Education in Innovation and Leadership from Wilmington University (DE)
What’s Happening at the Talbot County Public Schools one (1) session, Thursday, January 26th from 5:30 – 7PM. ZOOM with recording available. This program is free to all.. To register for this, or any other Chesapeake Forum courses at https://chesapeakeforum.org.
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