|Notice of Meeting Cancellation: †The May 2, 2017, Working Meeting of the Long Beach Island Board of Education is hereby canceled.|
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Dr. Peter J. Kopack attended The College of New Jersey and graduated to become a teacher in the Middletown Township School District. During his various teaching positions in the Middletown School District, he worked to utilize authentic based learning experiences and innovative instructional practices to motivate students.
In 1999, the Middletown Township School District recognized Dr. Kopack through the New Jersey Department of Education Governorís Teacher Recognition Program for his work with students. He attended Monmouth University, and earned a Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership. In addition, he attended the New Jersey Principal and Supervisor Associationís Principals in Training Program by means of a Dodge Foundation Scholarship.
In 2002, Dr. Kopack assumed the role as a Vice Principal and Supervisor in the Marlboro Township School District. He worked within the district and neighboring districts to establish Professional Learning Committees to provide greater support and articulation among schools. In February 2008, Scholastic News Magazine recognized the collaborative efforts of Dr. Kopack for his use of simulations based learning experiences with Grade 4 and 5 students to cultivate anti-bullying messages.
In 2012, Dr. Kopack worked within the Lacey Township School District as Principal to expand upon character education and technology initiatives. He earned his doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in Educational Leadership and currently resides in Point Pleasant with his wife and two children. Dr. Kopack believes in cultivating collaborative and communicative relationships with students, parents, and colleagues, and continually seeks ways for students to share in their learning experiences with others.