Discover what is on the mind of the new Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Sharon Pepukayi, in a conversation about how important it is to keep the student at the forefront of education decisions.
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 excited to be leading a district of students and working with community members where I grew up,” she said. “I am able to speak with students about my educational journey and the experience I had — I had a great experience — and I want to afford that opportunity for all TCPS students.

“I’m a big proponent of ‘student voice’ and having current students at the table to help the adults make the decisions that affect their education,” she continued. “I am talking to students to find out what’s good, what’s bad, and what they feel indifferent about concerning their education and school experience. I want kids to feel comfortable talking about their educational journey and what we can do to help them discover opportunities and take advantage of all that TCPS has to offer.”

What to expect: This will be a discussion format with Dr. Pepukayi sharing how her 180-day plan has gone, her expectations and hopes for what still needs to be accomplished, and answering any questions you have.

Zoom Presentation (with recording) If you are registering after the fact, look for the link to the video recording on your receipt.
Thursday | Jan 26 | 5:30 – 7 pm | Provided at NO CHARGE
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Dr. Sharon Pepukayi

Sharon Pepukayi, Ed.D., Superintendent of Talbot County Public Schools

Dr. Sharon M. Pepukayi currently serves as the superintendent of Talbot County Public Schools (TCPS). Prior to moving back home to Talbot County, she served as the Assistant Superintendent of Appoquinimink School District in Middletown, Delaware. She has over 30 years of experience in public 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) Some of her notable awards include being featured in the New Castle County Women’s Journal, honored as Administrator of the Year by the Delaware Association of Office Professionals, and receiving the Educator of the Year award by the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Dr. Pepukayi holds memberships with the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), American Association of School Administrators (AASA), National Association of Black School Educators, and is a charter member of the Middletown (DE) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling with her friends.

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