LeChase Hall 417
MA, University of Rochester (teaching and curriculum)
BA, University of Rochester (psychology)
Mary Rapp joins the Warner School faculty in 2009-10 as director of the school leadership preparation program supervising administrative interns and teaching courses that focus on building leadership.
She has extensive school and district experience, having worked in rural and suburban, as well as public and private schools. She taught early childhood and elementary students prior to serving in elementary and high school principalships and as the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction at the Penfield Central School District.
As assistant superintendent, Rapp developed and implemented many innovative, district-wide programs, such as curriculum processes that emphasized critical thinking, programs for students with profound disabilities, differentiated mathematics and strategic reading programs for grades 6-8, teacher leadership structures for curriculum writing and learner-centered pedagogy, and a design for curricular integration within a large high school. She also facilitated major shared decision-making committees for the creation of Standards for Professional Practice, Teacher Evaluation Procedures, and Mentoring, Professional Development and Academic Intervention Plans.
During Rapp's tenure as principal, Harris Hill Elementary School became a professional site for teacher preparation. The program integrated field experience, student teaching, college coursework, and teacher professional development. As a part of this program, the school also implemented peer coaching protocols and professional portfolios as pilots for the district.
She has served as a consultant to school districts for the development of curriculum design and governance. Her scholarship interests include building and supporting effective school cultures.
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EDU407 Curricular and Instructional Leadership
ED469 Leadership and Organizational Dynamics
EDF498 Supervised Internship in Educational Administration (variable credits)