Dr. Jill Stropoli
Admissions Coordinator/Research Consultant/High School Counselor
I come to Cedar Hill Prep with 16 years of experience in research design and experimentation. After receiving a Ph.D. in Organizational/Social Psychology from Rutgers University, I served as a consultant and also a project manager for several organizations. I also taught Calculus and other math courses at St. John’s University in Queens as well as Psychology at Rutgers, New Brunswick.
I am truly passionate about inspiring students to reach for the stars, to dream the “big dreams”. My students have often heard me say, “Never give up” and “Anything is possible”. I believe in providing students with a solid foundation in scientific experimentation. It’s fascinating to watch our young scientists ask questions and learn how to systematically go about answering those questions from an experimental standpoint. My goal is to have students gain an appreciation for experimental methodology that is rooted in scientific rigor.
Along with teaching research methods and experimentation, I will also be working with CHP students who are enrolled in the “Career Journey” exploration program. Students in this program gain valuable insight into their strengths, talents and interests by completing career focused assessments and working one-on-one to create a customized portfolio of “next steps”. The goal of this program is to not only help students define their future career interests but to also provide them with tangible “what’s next” action items.
Cedar Hill Prep Debate Wins Again! Garden State Debate League held their third inter school debate meet at Cedar Hill Prep School. Forty teams participated with 130 participants. The topics for debate were: Disney Movies Do More Harm Than Good; Ban Single Use Plastic Bags; Major League Baseball’s Plan to Cut Minor League Teams is Justified; All U.S. Presidential Primaries Should Be Held on the Same Day. Four teams from Cedar Hill Prep School finished in the top 10. Cedar Hill Prep School again won trophies for top school in the league and most number of wins. Congratulations debaters!
The Multiple Advantages of a Multilingual CurriculumThere have been a number of studies in recent years that suggest people who speak more than one language are in fact more intelligent. An article written by the New York Times highlights that learning multiple languages could improve cognitive skills beyond those related to language, which is a considerably different viewpoint than previously thought.