Educational Leadership Faculty


Dr. Kerri Erin Zappala-Piemme

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership

Dr. Kerri Erin Zappala-Piemme is an assistant professor in the educational leadership program at SUNY Plattsburgh. She teaches graduate courses to prepare individuals to become school building leaders and teacher leaders. Her area of research is on grit, self-efficacy, anxiety and student performance. She has previously been superintendent of schools, curriculum coordinator K-12, elementary principal K-6, Jr.-Sr. High School principal 7-12, CPSE/CSE coordinator Pre-K-12, assistant principal K-12, school psychologist, clinician and an educational consultant.

Dr. Kerri Erin Zappala-Piemme is a New York State Licensed Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist with over 20 years of experience conducting neurological and psycho-educational evaluations and providing clinical and academic services to children, adolescents, and families. She addresses neurological, emotional, behavioral and academic concerns. She has extensive experience with traumatic brain injury, learning and attention disabilities and autism. Her training and experience enable her to utilize research-based best practices to develop practical and effective interventions that can be implemented in school and at home to increase student success in academic and social situations. She also provides individual and small group counseling with children, adolescents, and families to address a wide range of needs including anxiety, depression, social, behavioral, anger and stress management.


  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Syracuse University, 2001
  • M.S. in School Psychology/Educational Leadership, Syracuse University, 1999
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of New Mexico, 1994


  • School Psychologist, New York, 02/01/02 Permanent
  • School District Administrator, New York, 09/01/02 Permanent
  • School Administrator and Supervisor, New York, 09/01/04 Permanent


  • Psychologist, New York, 11/24/2014

Professional Memberships

  • Warren-Washington Association for Mental Health, Inc. (AMH) Board Member
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS)

Contact Kerri Erin Zappal-Piemme

Office: SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury
640 Bay Road
Queensbury, NY 12804
Phone: (518) 792-5425 Ext:109
Email: [email protected]