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Anne Reap
Trenton Catholic Academy Lower School
Diocese of Trenton
Hamilton, New Jersey

For the past ten years, principal Anne Reap has led the Lower School of Trenton Catholic Academy (TCA) with commitment, professionalism, and the ability to construct a technology-driven learning environment. Prior to her current position, Reap was principal of the Immaculate Conception School of Trenton, one of five schools in the area selected for consolidation in 2005. Despite having to close her school, Reap was proactive and began to prepare her staff for new jobs by providing resume-writing workshops and assistance with professional portfolios. Two months later, she was invited to serve as principal of the newly-formed Lower School which serves a diverse population of 300 Pre-K through eighth-grade students. Today, she continues to foster staff growth by providing numerous leadership and educational opportunities. Reap is an avid supporter of technology and has written grants to obtain iPads, SMART Boards, and a one-to-one student/laptop ratio in grades four through eight. “There is no doubt that the use of technology, when employed effectively, increases student learning,” she says. Reap is highly involved in the Diocese of Trenton, having recently served on the Bishop's Commission for Sustainability and currently serving as a Principal Mentor. She is also a member of the Mercer County Principals Advisory Council. She holds a B.A. from St. Francis University and an M.A. in Educational Administration and Supervision from Seton Hall University.