Robin Piccapietra grew up on Long Island and attended SUNY Buffalo graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business with a Minor in Economics. Robin began her career as an equity trader at Merrill Lynch in New York and after 14 years in this industry, Robin’s aunt, a lifelong educator, encouraged her to pursue education. She obtained a substitute teaching certificate, then entered the alternate route program and began teaching business studies at Hoboken High School in 2003. Robin received her Master’s Degree in Education Administration in 2005 from Saint Peter’s University. In 2010, Robin became Vice Principal and in 2012, Principal of Hoboken High School. Over the past 10 years, Robin has worked to make Hoboken High School a premier choice for all students offering academic programs such as PLTW, and created the AP academy offering Pre AP and AP curriculum in grades 9-12. Robin also recognizes the importance of infusing the fine and performing arts throughout the curriculum. Robin’s students have the ability to take theater, video production, music production, and both traditional art and photoshop art. The co-curricular program offers award winning theater productions and the Rockin Redwings Marching Band. Robin also recognizes the importance of community and Hudson County has awarded her: Italian American Educator of the Year as well as an Honorary Irish American Educator of the Year.