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Stephanie Melick

Program Advisor
Phone: (908) 852-1400 ext. 5012
Email: melicks@centenarycollege.edu

Academic Accomplishments

  • MA, Educational Psychology
  • Child Advocate and Policy Certificate

Biography

Stephanie Melick joined the SPS staff in June 2011. She brings with her almost 30 years of experience as a teacher, counselor and administrator in the NJ public school system and clinical settings. As an administrator, Stephanie facilitated programs for alternate-route teachers as well as creating professional development programs for the district’s faculty. She holds teaching certifications in Special Education and Elementary Education and is a highly-qualified teacher in Mathematics, Social Studies and English. Stephanie is also certified in School Personnel with a Director of Student Personnel as well as Supervision and Administration licenses. She holds a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology, with a concentration in counseling.

As a recent student herself, Stephanie completed the Child Advocacy certification program at Montclair State University. Volunteerism is a significant part of her life: transition-counseling with the homeless; Literacy Volunteer; grief-counselor with the Traumatic Loss Coalition; and she also serves on the advisory committee for the Morris County Violence Prevention Coalition.

With a 'second' career here at Centenary, Stephanie can easily relate to the stressors of juggling life: career, family and school. As one of the instructors for Academic Foundations, Stephanie works to help the students acclimate to the SPS accelerated program. "Helping to ease some of the anxiety and angst that the adult student inevitably faces is my daily goal. I am always looking for ways to make it ‘just a little easier’ for my students; whether that be providing support or helping them navigate through their course work. I want my students to know that I am here for each and every one of them."

Published Works

Moments of Clarity: An Anthology of Stories from Faculty Who Teach for Success