• Superintendents' Academy


    The School of Education at Monmouth University is pleased to announce the fifth year the Superintendents' Academy for superintendents and central office administrators.

    The purpose of the Superintendents' Academy is to create a forum for dialogue and an exchange of ideas and experiences. Using the University as a catalyst, the academy will provide professional growth opportunities for superintendents and central office personnel. Additionally, it will create a network of support for colleagues and establish a collaborative relationship with the University and its resources.

    Superintendents' Academy Steering Committee

    • Dr. Harvey Allen, Assistant Professor, Monmouth University
    • Dr. Bernard Bragen, Adjunct Professor, Monmouth University
    • Dr. William George, Superintendent, Middletown Township Public Schools
    • Mr. Thomas Gialanella, Acting Superintendent, Toms River Public Schools
    • Mr. John Lysko, Superintendent, Ocean Township School District
    • Mr. Scott McCue, Superintendent, Eatontown Public Schools
    • Mary Brennan, Interim Dean, School of Education, Monmouth University

    Superintendents' Academy District Members

    Atlantic Highlands Elementary School

    Berkeley Township School District

    Carteret School District

    Colts Neck Township Schools

    East Brunswick Public Schools

    Eatontown Public Schools

    Freehold Regional High School District

    Freehold Township Elementary and Middle Schools

    Hazlet Township Public School District

    Holmdel Township Public Schools

    Howell Township Public Schools

    Island Heights School District

    Jackson School District

    Keansburg School District

    Keyport Public Schools

    Lacey Township School District

    Long Branch Public Schools

    Manalapan-Englishtown Regional Schools

    Metuchen Public School District

    Middletown Township Public Schools

    Monmouth Regional High School District

    Oceanport School District

    Old Bridge Township Public Schools

    Plumsted Township School District

    Shore Regional High School

    South Plainfield Public Schools

    Tinton Falls School District

    Toms River Regional Schools

    Township of Ocean Schools

    Union Beach School District

    West Long Branch School District

    Woodbridge Township School District

    Membership Opportunity 2014-2015

    To become a member, please download our Superintendents' Academy Registration Form.

    The yearly fee for membership in the academy is $350 per district, which includes the attendance of up to 3 district administrators at each workshop. For additional information, contact the Dean of the School of Education at 732-571-7518 or send an e-mail to soedean@monmouth.edu.

    Workshop Information

    The Academy will hold four workshops a year with topics on timely issues directly related to matters of interest to educational administrators.


    Session 1: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    Topic: Resources, Expertise and Support for Implementing the Common Core and PARCC

    12 - 2 p.m.

    Varsity Room, Third Floor, Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC)

    Session 2: Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    Topic: Update on NJ Achieve

    12 - 2 p.m.

    Varsity Room, Third Floor, Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC)

    Session 3: Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Topic: Connecting Evaluations with Achievement

    12 - 2 p.m.

    Varsity Room, Third Floor, Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC)

    Session 4: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Topic: A Dialogue with the Commissioner of Education

    12 - 2 p.m.

    Varsity Room, Third Floor, Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC)

    Workshop Registration

    To register for our upcoming  workshops, please download our Workshop Registration Form.

    Additional Information

    For more information regarding the Superintendents' Academy and its workshop series, please call 732-571-7518 or send e-mail to soesuperintendentsacademy@monmouth.edu.

    2013-2014 NEWS

    PRESS RELEASE: Superintendents' Academy Starts its Fifth Year

    Asbury Park Press article: "Monmouth U. School of Ed Superintendents' Academy kicks off 1st session"

    PRESS RELEASE:  Monmouth University Superintendents' Academy Holds Panel Discussion, "Implementing the Teacher and Principal Evaluation Models"

    PRESS RELEASE: The Monmouth University Superintendents' Academy Session III: "Using Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning"

    PRESS RELEASE: Monmouth University Superintendents' Academy Session IV: "Preparing Students for Cleege and Careers: Implementing PARCC"


    PRESS RELEASE: Superintendents' Academy Starts its Fourth Year


    • Technology Policies and Practices and Promoting Excellence and Equity for Diverse Learners
    • The Latest Update from the Department of Education on Teacher and Principal Evaluations
    • How Can Administrators and Teachers Use iPads and Apps Effectively?
    • Where Are You in Your Evaluation System: A Panel Discussion on Danielson, Marzano, and Rhode Island Models
    • Effective Finance Strategies - Green Strategies for School Districts - Strategies to Promote School Budgets
    • Update of Teacher Effectiveness and Evaluation
    • Multiple Measures of Student Performance in All Subjects and Teacher Effectiveness
    • The Superintendent’s Role in Creating, Developing, and Sustaining Professional Learning Communities
    • Legal and Labor Issues
    • What Can We Do to Prepare Students to be Successful in the 21st Century
    • How Do We Pay for the Technology That Our Students Need
    • Ask the Legislatures
    • Improving and Sustaining Public and Community Relations
    • The Next Pandemic: Emergency Management Issues
    • Don’t Get Caught in the Net: Strategic Planning and Working with School Boards
    • Top Faux Pas from Top Leaders: Media and Communication
    • Being Creative with Our Budgets: Moving Forward with Limited Dollars
    • New Jersey Achieve: Aligning SGOs with Effective Assessment Practices and Common Core State Standards
    • Implementing the Teacher and Principal Evaluation Models
    • Preparing Students for College and Careers: Implementing PARCC