DCHS career readiness coach chosen for National Leadership Academy

August 26, 2019 | 8:46 am

Updated August 26, 2019 | 8:46 am

The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) has announced educators selected for its Leadership Academy. Trey Pippin, who serves as college and career readiness coach at Daviess County High School, will be part of the 2019 class.

Now in its second year, the Leadership Academy provides an opportunity for participants to strengthen leadership and strategic planning skills through intensive training. As one of 18 members from across the country and the only one from Kentucky, Pippin will work with a mentor who will provide one-on-one coaching as he completes a project related to his professional goals, which will be presented at a culminating workshop in 2020. Topics that will be included as part of the academy include strategic planning; education policy framework and advocacy; analyzing and using data and understanding trends; creative problem-solving; building partnerships and networks; and transformative leadership.

Pippin said his participation in the academy will strengthen his work as a college and career readiness coach.

“Our dual and concurrent enrollment program is opening doors for students and families,” he said. “As our program grows, I am constantly looking for ways to continue improving and growing professionally.”

Pippin was eligible to apply for the academy through the Daviess County Public Schools district’s partnership with Owensboro Community and Technical College, an NACEP accredited institution.

“I decided to apply in order to continue bringing attention to our stellar dual credit program and showcasing it amongst the best programs in the country,” he said. “Our dual and concurrent enrollment programs are exposing our students to challenging college coursework that allows them to earn college credit while still in high school at a huge tuition discount – isn’t that awesome?”

Amanda Jerome, who serves as the DCPS college and career readiness coordinator, said Trey is a deserving recipient of this honor.

“I am very proud to work with Trey Pippin as CCR coach at Daviess County High School,” she said. “Trey is full of enthusiasm and it shows in his work with our students. I am so proud of him for being selected to the Leadership Academy through the National Alliance of Concurrent Partnerships. Trey’s participation in the NACEP Leadership Academy will allow him to be exposed to top concurrent programs across the nation, which will only challenge him to become an even better resource for our students, teachers and parents. I truly enjoy working with Trey and am very pleased that he was offered this opportunity to further develop his leadership skills.”

Pippin brings a unique background to his work with students. After graduating from DCHS in 2008, he was selected as a McConnell Scholar and was awarded a full scholarship to attend the University of Louisville. The McConnell Scholar program, founded by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, was designed to provide an “Ivy League” experience for Kentucky’s “best and brightest students” in order to keep them in the Commonwealth instead of leaving to attend college elsewhere. Pippin earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science in 2012. Following working stints in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2007, the U.S. Senate in 2011, and the Walt Disney World Resort in 2013, Pippin completed a master of arts in teaching secondary social studies (grades 9-12) in 2013. He has found a passion in working with young people and helping them plan for their next steps after high school.

August 26, 2019 | 8:46 am

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