Profile: Penelope E. Lattimer | Graduate School of Education

Profile: Penelope E. Lattimer

Director of the Rutgers Institute to Improve Student Achievement


Dr. Penelope Lattimer is the former Assistant New Jersey State Commissioner of Education and has served as an Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction in a large urban district, a high school principal, and teacher.

Dr. Lattimer joined the RIISA team as Assistant Director in 2007 and was named Director in 2011. Dr. Lattimer is involved in the development of RIISA’s work, specifically addressing middle level education as well as arts integration. She also seeks to build networks and partnerships among districts with similar needs and interests in the central region of New Jersey.

Responsible for working with NJ school districts to build networks and partnerships with RIISA and the GSE.