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School of Education

Principals’ Academy

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

Workshop Registration & Membership Opportunity 2020 – 2021

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

Current CJCEE members are eligible for a 2020-2021 comprehensive membership in the Principals’ (OR Superintendents’) Professional Development Academy program at no cost (current list at the end of this page).


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2020-2021 Professional Development Workshops

*Dates & times subject to change.

Zoom links will be emailed to attendees (as entered in registration form) a week before, and on the day of the event.

Date & Time

Topic Location

November 12, 2020
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Leading and Supporting in the Teacher Evaluation Process: SGO’s, Effective Pedagogy, Virtual Evidence, Protocols, etc.

Presenter: Pete Mazzagatti, Ed.D.

Policy Analyst, Office of Professional Learning, New Jersey Department of Education

Online – via Zoom

December 9, 2020

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Please Mute Yourself: A Virtual SEL/ Equity Themed Play

Presenter: Jared Scherz, Ph.D., M.Ed., ACS

A virtual play, is performed by professional actors from the Walnut St. Theatre. Depicting a modern- day virtual classroom, the students and teacher struggle to find their way, spotlighting the breakdown of resiliency. The goals of this workshop are to re-consider our priorities in order to endure this long- term duress. A foundation will be established for the culminating session, bringing equity, trauma, SEL, and well-being together into one paradigm.

Online – via Zoom

December 16, 2020

4:00 – 5:30 pm

An integrated approach to Systemic Health

Presenter: Jared Scherz, Ph.D., M.Ed., ACS

At the intersection of organizational and individual health is PSEL. To endure the tumult and prevent emotional fatigue from devolving into trauma, we need a comprehensive approach to supporting the entire community. From whole child to whole system, we can embrace learning that teaches us how to live healthily amidst a crisis.

Online – via Zoom

January 20, 2021
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.


Improving Student Performance Utilizing Data-Driven Formative Assessment


Jessica Alfone, Monmouth Beach Superintendent

Dr. John Kerrigan, Middletown Township Director of Mathematics

Online – via Zoom

March 24, 2021
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Implementing an effective Annual Performance Review process.

Presenters: Middletown Township Public School Team

(Kim Pickus, Cindy VanGlahn, Brian Currie, Mike Melando)

Online – via Zoom

July 21, 2021
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Moving beyond tolerance & empathy to equity and equality.

Online – via Zoom

For additional information, contact School of Education, Department of Educational Counseling & Leadership, at  or send correspondence to:
Monmouth University
c/o Principals’ Academy, McAllan Hall 126
400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch, NJ, 07764


Latest Principals’ Academy Highlights:

Districts registered for the CJCEE as of 11/9/2020:

  • Avon School District
  • Deal Borough
  • Glen Ridge Public School District
  • Howell Township Public Schools
  • Kenilworth Public Schools
  • Long Branch Public Schools
  • Middletown Township Public Schools
  • Monmouth Regional High School
  • Mullica Township
  • Neptune City
  • Point Pleasant Beach
  • Red Bank Charter School
  • Toms River Regional Schools
  • Township of Ocean
  • Upper Freehold Regional School District
  • Woodbridge Township School District