Nevitt to partially retire from 6-year, second career at Berks
Nevitt started at Berks, full-time, in August of 2006. She held the same position as she does currently, and was the first student teaching supervisor at the campus. That year, the Elementary Education program had expanded to a four-year degree program.
Prior to her career at Berks, for over 34 years, Nevitt was a K-12 teacher and an administrator. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech and Theater, with a minor in English and Education, from Brooklyn College; and a master’s degree in Education, with a specialty in Reading and Learning Disabilities, from the College of New Jersey. She acquired certification as a Teacher from Temple University; and Supervisor and Principal Certification from Millersville University.
“Coming to Berks was a second career for me, and an opportunity to develop excellent teacher candidates. I also saw our professional development partnerships expand from the Reading School District, which began in August of 2006, to later include the Lebanon School District, starting in August of 2011.” She added, “Giving our pre-service teachers the opportunity to have a full year-long experience in an urban setting has been the cornerstone of our program at Berks; and it is what makes our program unique.”
Outside the Penn State Berks community, Nevitt is a member of Phi Delta Kappa, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Reflecting on her plans for retirement, Nevitt said she is looking forward to spending more time with family and traveling. However, she admits that she is not ready for full retirement, explaining, “I need to do it in stages!”