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Principals’ Academy

The School of Education at Monmouth University is pleased to announce the eleventh year of their Principals’ Academy for principals and vice-principals.

Mission Statement

The Principals’ Academy offered by the Monmouth University Partnership is a comprehensive leadership program that provides current and aspiring principals with sustainable, relevant, and evidence-based professional learning opportunities. The purpose of the Principals’ Academy is to create a forum for dialogue and an exchange of ideas and experiences to further individual and collective growth as school leaders. Using the university as a catalyst, this academy focuses on dynamic building-level leadership that promotes reflection and best practices that affect teacher and student learning. Additionally, the Principals’ Academy creates a network of support for colleagues. It allows for participants to establish and sustain a collaborative relationship not only with other local principals and aspiring principals, but with the university, university faculty, and its resources.

Workshop Registration & Membership Opportunity 2021 – 2022

The yearly fee for membership in the academy is $250 per district, which includes the attendance of up to 3 principals or principal’s representatives at each workshop. Non member fee per ONE session is $0.

Current Central Jersey Consortium for Excellence and Equity (CJCEE) members are eligible for:

  • A 2021-2022 comprehensive membership in the Principals’ Professional Development Academy program at no cost

– OR –

  • A 2021-2022 comprehensive membership in the Superintendents’ Professional Development Academy program at no cost
For further information, please email

Principals’ Professional Development Academy
2021-2022 Program Schedule

Date Event Description
September 23, 2021

4-5:30 p.m.

Principals’ Academy, Superintendents’ Academy & School Change Academy Combined Event
Topic: Understanding the Educational Poverty Gap: Identifying the Greatest Debt
Presenter: Dr. Elford Rawls-Dill
October 21, 2021

4-5:30 p.m.

Topic: Social Emotional Learning

Presenter: Nicole Bevere
January 20, 2022

4-5:30 p.m.

Topic: Data Assessment: Using Multiple Data Sources to Create Targeted Action Plans for Learners
Presenter: Jessica Alfone and Amanda Mergner
March 23, 2022

4-5:30 p.m.

Principals’ Academy & Superintendents’ Academy Combined Event
Topic: Principle and Practice: Using Culturally Responsive Pedagogy to Transform Classroom Learning Experiences 
Presenter: Dr. Elford Rawls-Dill and Joy Daniels

Districts Registered for the CJCEE (as of 10/1/21)

Academy Charter High School*

Barnegat Township School District*

Brick Township Public Schools*

Deal Borough

Hazlet Township Public Schools*

Howell Township Public Schools*

Lakehurst School District*

Long Branch Public Schools*

Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District

Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District*

Monmouth County Vocational School District

Middletown Township Public Schools*

Monmouth Regional High School*

Mullica Township School District*

Neptune City School District*

Neptune Township

Northern Highlands Regional HS

Old Bridge Township Public Schools*

Point Pleasant Beach

Rumson Borough School District*

Shore Regional High School District*

South River Public Schools

Toms River Regional Schools*

Township of Ocean*

Woodbridge Township School District

West Long Branch School District*

*denotes CJCEE Complete Membership Package

Photo image of Principals Academy 2021-22 flyer: click or tap to register for membership online

Previous Sessions

  • Leading and Supporting in the Teacher Evaluation Process
  • Please Mute Yourself: A Virtual Equity/SEL Themed Play
  • An Integrated Approach to Systemic Health
  • Improving Student Performance Utilizing Data-Driven Formative Assessment
  • Moving Beyond Tolerance and Empathy to Equity and Equality