Mrs. Selina Pewitt
My 7th grade math teacher at Claxton Middle School, Claxton, Georgia, was a superior educator, and it was during that school year I realized “I want to be just like her!” That is where and when my path to a career in education began. I earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from Georgia Southern University and began my teaching career in 1990 at the high school from which I graduated, Claxton High School. In 1998, I took a position as a high school math teacher and varsity softball coach at Carrollton High School in northwest Georgia. It was during my tenure in Carrollton that I began the transition to school administration, serving as the district Gifted & Talented Facilitator.
In 2006, I moved to New Jersey and was fortunate to receive a position as a high school math teacher at Spotswood High School. I continued my pursuits in school administration by earning my Supervisor Certification from Monmouth University in 2012 and my Principal Certification through the NJEXCEL program in 2015. During this time, I served as Math Department Chair, Secondary Education Department Chair, and co-advisor for the National Honor Society and the Class of 2013. In 2015, I became the Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
Over the course of my 27 year career in education, I have been fortunate to grow professionally and experience the field of education in varied capacities. I enjoy the work I do with teachers as they develop and implement quality curriculum through creative and engaging instruction. However, the fire started by my 7th grade math teacher has never dimmed or even flickered, and I will also be a math teacher at heart!
Away from school, I enjoy home projects and gardening. My husband and I have five boys and welcomed our first grandchild to our family in March of 2017.