Adjunct Professor, Peter Sammartino School of Education


  • Language Development and Literacy I (EDUC6818)
  • Language Development and Literacy II (EDUC6819)


  • Impact of State Testing on Curriculum
  • Instruction, and Assessment in ELA Technology and Literacy


  • EdD Education Leadership,
  • Management and Policy, Seton Hall University
  • MEd, Reading Specialist, William Paterson University
  • BS, Psychology, William Paterson University


Dr. Pepe has been an adjunct professor at FDU since 2015 where she teaches classes in language development and literacy. Dr. Pepe retired from the Wyckoff Public Schools in 2019. She brings extensive knowledge to the field of literacy from her twenty-nine years of teaching elementary and middle school students. Additionally, she created the Summer Academies for the Wyckoff Public Schools, a summer enrichment program for students in grades K-8, where she was the Director and Principal for three years. Dr. Pepe holds a Master’s Degree in Reading and a Doctorate Degree in Education Leadership, Management, and Policy. She holds certificates as a principal, school administrator, reading specialist, and elementary school teacher. Dr. Pepe is excited to pass on her knowledge and expertise to future educators at FDU!