Mrs. Jennifer Pope » Personal Statement

Personal Statement

The mission of the Todd County School system is Teaching, Caring, and Serving: Teaching all students from a rigorous and aligned curriculum; Caring by building positive mentoring relationships with all students; Serving by using varied, research-based instructional strategies that make learning relevant to the  needs of our students and the community. Our goals are fairly simple: To prepare our students to be successful at the next level whether that be the next grade, college, a career, or the military and to set high expectations for academic excellence as well as behavior. We understand the many challenges students face today. However, student achievement must be sustainable, consistent and demonstrated by all students. Although the collective work of all members of our school community has given us great reason to celebrate, we remain committed to working diligently until every student has learned to the best of his or her potential.

 

The primary goal of the Director of Pupil Personnel is to create pathways to student success and remove barriers that may exist.  We know that all students will be successful when provided the proper support.  With the support services we currently have in place it is our mission to accomplish the following things: 

  • Increase communication between the schools and the families we serve
  • Help students and their families access the resources they need in order to succeed at a high level
  • Improve student attendance
  • Provide positive behavior supports for students in a consistent manner from the time they enter our school district to the time they leave our school district.
  • Give students and their families the information they need in order to live a healthier life
  • Help students make good decisions that will contribute to their overall health and wellness
  • Create safe, caring, and nurturing environment

EXPERIENCE

High School Principal, Todd County Central High School; Elkton, Kentucky – 2014-2018

High School Principal grades 9-12, approximately 560 students; worked with students and teachers to increase graduation rate for students, and provide college and career options, working to increase dual credit offerings and career options through Career Technical Education staff, Logan County Area Technology Center, and Hopkinsville Community College

 

US History Teacher, Todd County Central High School; Elkton, Kentucky – 2013-2014

Taught US History Quality Core to ninth and tenth grade students; increased US History Scores from to 24.31% Proficient and Distinguished to 79.6% Proficient and Distinguished, with 96% of students in my class scoring Proficient and Distinguished

 

Reading/Humanities Teacher, Todd County Central High School; Elkton Kentucky – 2012-2013

Taught Kentucky Core Content and reading intervention to ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students

 

Pre-Algebra Teacher, Todd County Middle School; Elkton, Kentucky – 2010-2012

Taught Kentucky Core Content to seventh and eighth grade students

 

Practical Living Teacher, Todd County Middle School; Elkton, Kentucky – 2009-2010

Taught health education, consumerism, and vocational studies to sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students

 

Mathematics Teacher, Todd County Middle School; Elkton, Kentucky - 2006-2009

Taught Kentucky Core Content to sixth and seventh grade students

 

Social Studies Teacher, Todd County Middle School; Elkton, Kentucky — 2005-2006

Taught Social Studies Core Content to sixth grade students

 

EDUCATION

Eastern Kentucky University; Richmond, Kentucky - Endorsement Director of Pupil Personnel - 2017-2018

            Endorsement completed May 2018 – 4.0 GPA

Austin Peay State University; Clarksville, Tennessee - M.A.E., Leadership Studies - 2009 - 2010 

Graduation December 2010 - 4.0 GPA - Magna Cum Laude

Austin Peay State University; Clarksville, Tennessee - B.A.E., Interdisciplinary Studies - 2003 - 2005 

Graduation May 2005 - 3.8 GPA - Magna Cum Laude

Austin Peay State University; Clarksville, Tennessee - B.S., Agriculture Business -1999-2003

Graduation May 2003 - 3.8 GPA - Magna Cum Laude