PPS is pleased to announce that in recent weeks, PPS has reorganized several of its supervisory positions in preparation for the new school year. In addition, PPS welcomes Sarah Moore to the new, budget-neutral position of Supervisor of Elementary Education. She will coordinate curriculum, instruction, and professional development at the four elementary schools.
Dr. Joy Barnes-Johnson (formerly PHS Chemistry and Racial Literacy educator) has assumed the role of 6-12 Science Supervisor. She has a clear vision for the Science department and will continue to collaborate with staff to meet the diverse needs of students.
Keisha Smith-Carrington, former K-6 Humanities Supervisor, has transitioned to the 6-12 Humanities Supervisor. Ms. Smith-Carrington brings a wealth of knowledge to the secondary Humanities world and is already collaborating with administrators and staff at PMS and PHS to ensure a strong start to the school year.
Stephenie Tidwell, a student-focused educational leader who has been at PPS since 2019, will continue as Math and Business Education Supervisor with an emphasis on grades 6-12, allowing her to focus on enhancing secondary math pathways to ensure access for all students while providing stronger support for secondary curriculum, instruction, and professional development needs.
All three supervisors will coordinate and collaborate with the new Supervisor of Elementary Education, Sarah Moore, to ensure their content expertise is also utilized at the elementary level.
Ms. Moore comes to PPS from Robbinsville where she was a Curriculum and Instruction Supervisor specializing in literacy and intervention. She has also worked as an educational supervisor, an interventionist, and as a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing. Sarah holds two master’s degrees in education from The College of New Jersey. Her areas of expertise include multi-tiered systems of support, English Language Arts, the science of reading, special education, and teacher professional development planning.
Ms. Moore has spent time working with the New Jersey Consortium on Deaf-Blindness. The New Jersey Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NJCDB) is one of several statewide groups that support the education and lives of people who are deaf-blind. In addition, she has served as a National Helen Keller Fellow.
She has written numerous journal articles on structured literacy practices, and her first book, Dysrexia has Dyslexia, will be released next year through Indigo River Publishing House. Nationally, she has trained over 500 teachers in the Orton-Gillingham methodology through the Institute of Multi-Sensory Education.
- District News