The dynamic EPI faculty team model co-teaching in the delivery of the curriculum. Large group sessions address major teaching-related concepts. EPI participants study and apply content as related to their particular disciplines and/or grade levels in small groups.
Brooke A. Cobbin, M. Ed., joins us as the Assistant Director of the Educator Preparation Institute in the College of Urban Education. Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Brooke earned her B.A. from The Ohio State University, her M.Ed. from the University of Florida and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at UNF where she will focus her research on poverty and education. Brooke comes to UNF from Duval County Public Schools and Tiger Academy YMCA Charter School, where she served as an Assistant Principal for the past 3 years. Brooke began her career as a participant of the University of Florida’s EPI program in 2006, where she completed a year-long apprenticeship in one of Florida’s most high-needs schools, located in Jacksonville. She has also served as a mentor teacher, lead teacher and instructional coach at the elementary level. Brooke understands the importance of university and school district partnerships and wants to provide meaningful experiences for our EPI participants. Brooke has over seventeen years of service in the Air National Guard. She currently serves as a Captain at the 125th Fighter Wing, Jacksonville, Florida. She enjoys time with her husband and four children, as well as traveling and mentoring inner-city youth.
(Disability Services, UNF), is our Curriculum Specialist and Instructor and is
currently a Special Education Teacher at Ocean Palms Elementary. Prior to
moving to St. Johns County, Shannon served as the ESE Lead Teacher at Waterleaf
Elementary for two years, where she coordinated services for 100+ students with
varying exceptionalities in PK-5th grades. She previously taught at Woodland
Acres Professional Development School for several years, where she supervised
student teachers and welcomed other UNF students to her class to learn how to
teach young children effectively. She also served as a Reading Coach at
Woodland Acres Elementary, a Reading First Reading Coach at Annie R. Morgan
Elementary School, and an Early Literacy Coach for Episcopal Children's Services
Head Start Program. In addition, Ms. Wine was the 2000 Outstanding UNF Graduate
Student in Special Education, and was recognized as one of 5 finalists for the 2010
Duval County Teacher of the Year. She received the 2010 Gladys Prior Award for
Career Teaching Excellence.
Stephen S. Brown, APR, MBA (MBA,
Jacksonville University) is our Instructor and is currently a Social Studies
Specialist with Duval County Public Schools and an Adjunct Professor at Florida
State College of Jacksonville. He brings a wealth of real-life business experience
to the Educator Preparation Institute. In fact, he is a cohort 2 graduate
of the program, beginning his career in education in 2008. Stephen’s
experience is in middle school (grades 6, 7, and 8). He is living proof that you can have a second career in teaching and be successful, having won numerous
awards including Rookie of the Year, Best All Around Teacher, Diversity
Champion and five nominations for Teacher of the Year. He recently
left the classroom to work directly with middle school Social Studies teachers;
assisting with lesson planning, lesson modeling, rituals and routines and much
more, all designed to engage our students. He’s eager to be joining the
EPI staff; it’s the fulfillment of a long-time dream of giving back.
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