Trey Pippin has been named to the board of directors of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships, where he’ll work to further the organization’s mission of advancing quality college courses for high school students.
Pippin, who serves as college and career readiness coach at Daviess County High School, has been appointed to the position of secondary representative for the NACEP. His responsibilities will include working with the board to set policy and provide strategic direction for the organization.
In addition, the board members serve as ambassadors for the organization.
NACEP works to ensure that college courses offered by high school teachers are as rigorous as courses offered on the college campus.
Pippin said NACEP benefits students in Daviess County and beyond.
“NACEP is a trusted voice throughout the country for program accreditation, standards, and policy regarding dual and concurrent enrollment,” Pippin said. “The organization’s mission of advancing quality college coursework for high school students is something that I am passionate about and I look forward to adding my voice to the board as we continue to do that. I hope my involvement continues to bring attention to the wonderful opportunities that we offer our students through our DCPS dual credit program. We are changing lives for the better.”
The Daviess County Public Schools district offers one of the largest dual credit programs in Kentucky, allowing students the opportunity to earn college credit and even earn an associate’s degree upon graduation from high school.
The DCPS Empower U program includes Advanced Placement, Agriculture Academy, Code Pathway, Dual Credit, Early College, Engineering Academy, Life Science Academy and Technical Courses.
More information about Empower U and its academies and pathways is available here.
Pippin was a member of the NACEP’s Leadership Academy in 2019. As part of that program, Pippin strengthened leadership and strategic planning skills through intensive training.
The Leadership Academy also focused on strategic planning; education policy framework and advocacy; analyzing and using data and understanding trends; creative problem-solving; building partnerships and networks; and transformative leadership.
Dr. Scott Williams, president of Owensboro Community and Technical College, said Pippin has contributed outstanding support of concurrent enrollment.
DCPS college and career readiness coordinator Amanda Jerome said this honor is a tribute to the respect Pippin has earned from his colleagues.
“Trey is an enthusiastic advocate for students,” Jerome said. “He continues to set an example for students and staff alike through his continued dedication to professional development and collaboration.”
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. 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.