Scott R. Kercher
Scott R. Kercher
Educational Consultant
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Welcome and thanks for reviewing my website.

My name is Scott Kercher. I have over twenty years of educational and instructional experience in New Jersey Public Schools. I have been a Honors/Humanities teacher, ESL and ICS instructor, Basketball and Baseball coach, Mentor Teacher, Department Supervisor, Community Outreach  Coordinator and Professional Development Provider.  

This website contains some of my professional accomplishments, curriculum artifacts and administrative materials. You are welcome to review my credentials and contact me if you have any further questions or would like to schedule a consultation.

I hope from this website you will find that I am a motivated and hard-working leader. I am a forward-thinking problem-solver who uses collaborative communication skills to overcome challenges.  These materials clearly demonstrate that I am passionate about education. What will be more difficult to see is me as a person. I am an energetic and natural leader. I have a quick wit and affable sense of humor that can lighten the mood and diffuse tense situations.

I relocated to the northwest corner of New Jersey in 2014 where I live with my wife and two daughters. I still enjoy cheering for Philadelphia sports teams and eating pork roll instead of Taylor Ham.  I am an aspiring runner and avid reader. I care for my community and served as a township council member/deputy mayor, a community liaison for my Board of Education and a volunteer athletic coach.



January 2019 -
K-12 Supervisor of Social Studies, World Language and ESL
Sparta Township Public Schools
  • Supervisory responsibilities for 40-member academic departments.
  • Facilitating district-wide vision of instruction model stressing Historical Thinking Skills and Communicative Model.
  • Participating in state-wide Social Studies Standard revision meetings.
  • Preparing and maintaining budgetary accounts for instructional materials across five buildings.
  • Creating and facilitating district-wide diversity programming.
  • Developing 9-12 Humanities Academy in partnership with community college.

September 2008 - January 2019
7-12 Social Studies Supervisor
Livingston Public Schools

Responsibilities include:

  • Supervising a 28-member academic department.
  • Facilitating in the development of curriculum mapping and articulation of K-12 programs.
  • Preparing and maintaining budgetary accounts for instructional materials.
  • Developing departmental vision for planning and teaching.
  • Assisting district-wide initiatives in adoption of strategic plan.
  • Creating professional development opportunities for staff in Differentiation, Formative Assessments, the Understanding by Design curriculum model and Common Core Curricular Standards.
  • Developing and utilizing departmental rubrics for writing and authentic assessments.
September 2014 -
Chief Scoring Leader and Item-Writer
Educational Testing Service

Responsibilities include:

  • Drafted original questions as as Outside-Item Writer for English-Language Learners assessments. 
  • Worked directly with Assessment Directors on the ELPA21 (English Learner Proficiency Assessment) and ELPAC (English Learners Proficiency Assessment for California) to design benchmark items to gauge student English Language growth.
  • Scoring a variety of student and professional certification assessments (SAT, SLLA, STAAR, MPAT, PPAT and GACE).
  • Managing a shift of diverse raters in online and onsite settings.


September 1999 - June 2008
Secondary Social Studies Teacher and Coach
East Windsor Regional School District

Responsibilities include:

Collaborating with ESL teachers, as the General Education teacher, to provide skills-based instruction to English-Language Learners in Social Studies courses.

Implementing daily lesson plans for:

  • World Studies: Honors, Standard
  • United States History I: Honors, Standard, ESL
  • Choosing to Participate: Service Learning
  • Humanities: 9, 10, 12

Facilitating hands-on learning experiences through creation of community outreach programs: “Senior Privilege” program, Mission Democracy, peer tutoring, and various school fundraising events.

Generating original performance-based and standards-based assessments while incorporating principles of differentiated instruction and cooperative learning.

Incorporating positive classroom management strategies in both a regular and inclusion classroom setting.

Creating and organizing school-wide assemblies for special events and recognition programs.

Coaching included: Girls Basketball (Head Coach), Golf (Head Coach), Boys Basketball (Varsity Assistant) Baseball (Varsity Assistant), and Mock Trial (Advisor)


2003 - 2006
Rider University
Educational Leadership

I graduated from Rider University with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership in 2006. I earned Graduate with Distinction honors for my consistent excellence and 3.95 GPA. Through my course work at Rider, I also earned my New Jersey and Pennsylvania Principal Certificate as well as my Supervisor Certification.

1993 - 1997
The College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College)
History/Secondary Education

I graduated from The College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts in History/Secondary Education in 1997. During my academic career, I was named to the Dean’s List in multiple semesters and served as a Teacher’s Assistant within the History Department. As a result of my coursework and strong PRAXIS scores, I earned certification as a teacher of Social Studies in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.


May 2007
Supervisor #639704
New Jersey
May 2007
Principal (CE) #639750
New Jersey
July 1999
Teacher of Social Studies #267759
New Jersey
June 2008
Principal K-12


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