Pepin selected for new Teacher Leadership Council

LANSING — Dr. Gina Pepin from Escanaba Area Public Schools was chosen by the Michigan Department of Education as a member of the Michigan Teacher Leadership Advisory Council (MTLAC). She was selected from a pool of over 300 extraordinary applicants to serve with 23 other teacher leaders from every region in the state. An induction meeting was held Aug. 9 at the Hawk Hollow Banquet Center in Bath, Mich. Members are encouraged to help other educators’ voice be heard. Contact Gina Pepin:

Pepin is a K-3 reading specialist/intervention coordinator for Escanaba Area Public Schools. She has over 20 years of experience at the K-12 level — and four years in higher education. She has taught in a variety of public and private settings. Pepin earned her MS in elementary reading and literacy in 2007 and doctorate in teacher leadership in 2013 from Walden University.

She is an online adjunct instructor for graduate courses at Grand Canyon University and a contingent adjunct instructor for Northern Michigan University. She serves as a literacy content expert on three doctoral committees and is an active member of several organizations, including the Michigan Department of Education’s Early Literacy Assessment Task Team. She has recent publications on Teacher Leadership and Adjunct-Online Instruction.

Pepin chose education as her field of expertise so that she has the opportunity to encourage other learners to become exemplar educators and leaders. She is honored to be a part of this advisory council and is advocating for distributed leadership and positive change. She is confident that the collaborative efforts of this team will empower other teacher leaders throughout the state.