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Principals’ Academy

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


The purpose of the School of Education Principals’ 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 principals and assistant principals that will focus on dynamic leadership that promotes reflective practice and affects teacher and student learning. Additionally, it will create a network of support for colleagues and establish a collaborative relationship with the university, university faculty, and its resources.


  • Mr. Edward Aldarelli, Principal, West Freehold School, Freehold Township School District
  • Mr. Richard Allen, Principal, Poseidon Early College High School, Neptune School District
  • Dr. Bernard Bragen, Assistant Professor, Monmouth University, Academy Chair
  • Mr. John Coleman, Director of Secondary Curriculum, Toms River School District
  • Mr. Greg Duffy, Principal, Lafayette Mills Elementary School, Manalapan-Englishtown Regional Schools
  • Mr. James Earnhardt, Principal, West Long Branch Schools
  • Dr. John Henning, Dean, School of Education, Monmouth University
  • Dr. Marc Natanagara, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, Toms River School District
  • Mr. Cory Radisch, Principal, Regional Alternative School MOESC


  • Atlantic Highlands School District
  •  Central Regional School District
  • Freehold Regional High School District
  • Freehold Township Elemtary & Middle Schools
  • Hazlet Township Public Schools
  • Henry Hudson Regional School District
  • Highlands Borough School District
  • Long Branch Public Schools
  • Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District
  • Middletown Township Public Schools
  • Monmouth Regional High School District
  • Neptune Township School District
  • Old Bridge Township Public Schools
  • Point Pleasant Beach School District
  • Point Pleasant School District
  • South Amboy Public Schools
  • St. Rose High School
  • Toms River Regional Schools
  • Township of Ocean School District
  • Wall Township Public Schools
  • West Long Branch School District


To become a Principals’ Academy member, please download and complete the Principals’ Academy Registration Form.

The yearly fee for membership in the academy is $350. For additional information, contact School of Education, Certification, Field Placements, & School Partnership Office, at 732-263-5473 or send an e-mail to


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

2018 – 2019 Professional Development Sessions

  • Session 1 Wednesday, October 10, 2018 ~ Special Education
  • Session 2 Wednesday, December 5, 2018 ~ Social Media
  • Session 3 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 ~ Gender Equity
  • Session 4 Wednesday, April 10, 2019 ~ Students Rights First Amendment Vaping

(dates subject to change)


PRESS RELEASE: Principals’ Academy Starts its Fourth Year

 PRESS RELEASE:  The Monmouth University Principals’ Academy Holds Professional Development Forum, “Time Management and Evaluation Responsibilities”

PRESS RELEASE: Monmouth University Principals’ Academy: “PARCC/Course Assessments”


PRESS RELEASE: Principals’ Academy holds “Communication via Social Media” Workshop


  • Changing School Climate Teaching the Whole Child
  • Communication & Community Relations
  • Implementing a Response to Intervention (RTI) approach in your school
  • Innovations in Education – What innovation practices are being implemented in school districts across the state and nation?
  • Recognizing Your Leadership Style
  • Using Your Leadership Styles to Implement Change
  • Proactive and Reactive Leadership
  • Impactful Leadership from the Field
  • PARCC/CCSS Vocabulary Skills vs Content
  • Demystifying CCSS/PARCC Standards Across the Curriculum
  • What are Good and Bad Assessments: Aligning Assessments at the District, State, and National Levels
  • Next Generation Science Standards
  • How to Evaluate an Inclusion Model: Content Literacy Based on the Common Core Standards
  • Communication via Social Media
  • Teachers’ Evaluation and Coaching
  • Principals’ Evaluation
  • Selecting and Retaining Teachers
  • Effective In-Class Support Models for Student Growth
  • New Jersey Achieve: Aligning SGOs with Effective Assessment Practices and Common Core State Standards
  • Time Management and Evaluation Responsibilities
  • PARCC/Course Assessments
  • Social Media and Web Resources


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


For more information regarding the Principals’ Academy and its workshop series, please call 732-571-7518 or send e-mail to