Ms. Jean Pepe

Phone: (850) 488-4673


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Jean Pepe


Greetings Astoria Park parents, guardians, and community supporters! I am excited to join the Panther family this school year, and have already begun to meet many of you. Let me briefly share some of my background with you. I earned my undergraduate degree at the University of Tampa and my master’s degree at the University of South Florida. I currently hold professional certifications in School Principal (all levels) and Guidance/Counseling.

I began my adult experiences in the field of public education as a substitute teacher in Hillsborough County Title I schools. I taught and counseled at Crawfordville Elementary School in Wakulla County for eleven years. I then served for two years as assistant principal here in Leon County at R. Frank Nims Middle School. The past four years I have been serving as the assistant principal at Gilchrist Elementary School.

I am looking forward to meeting all of the parents, community members, and staff that strive to create an environment where all children feel safe, loved, and challenged to become their own personal best. I know that a positive team approach is needed to help our children be successful in school, and I am grateful for the opportunity to be a new member of the Panther team. I am here to serve the Astoria Park students – I am excited to learn much from them!


Thank you, Parents!

Ms. Jean Pepe

Assistant Principal