Division of Student Affairs
West Chester University
Dr. Matthew Bricketto
238 Sykes Student Union
West Chester, PA 19383
Dr. Lepore has been working and teaching at WCU for over 25 years and has become nationally and locally known as a leader in the field of adapted physical education programming. She is known for both her academic writings and work as well as the hands-on teaching she imparts to both her students and to those who can benefit from adapted education programming. Her work has also included extensive advocacy on behalf of those who use the programs she designs and teaches.
Monica has published extensively, including a DVD on “Introduction to Adapted Aquatics.” She has also been very active in spreading the knowledge and message of adapted physical education throughout the Delaware Valley working with college and high school students. Among her many awards are the American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR) 2009 Honor Award and induction into the International Swimming Hall of Fame Adapted Aquatics Award.
Dr. Lepore is also active in the WCU community working with Phi Epsilon Kappa, the disbanded Synchronized Swimming Club, Newman Catholic Club and the newly formed Adapted Physical Activity Club. She has conducted the WCU Adapted Physical Education Community Program for 24 years which has blended WCU students with students of all ages in community schools. She is the winner of the WCU Civility Award, PA Adapted Physical Education Professional of the Year award, and the American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation Outstanding Professional award.
Monica’s contributions to her field, her students, people with disabilities, the local community and the WCU family have been immeasurable. Monica has one daughter, Maria,