Skip to main content

School of Education

School Change Academy

Mission Statement

The purpose of the School Change Academy is to support leaders and aspiring school leaders who are seeking to further their ability to lead innovation in schools. Through this academy, participants are guided through the process of designing and implementing at least one change initiative in their school. The work of the participants is supported by relevant professional development sessions, coaching and mentoring to best support transformational change in schools. Through the School Change Academy’s collaborative approach, school leaders can develop the skills needed to effectively innovate in education, improving the entire field from a compliance-oriented discipline towards one that actively seeks innovations.

Professional Development Topics Monthly Meetings
  • Change Process
  • Literacy
  • Technology and Virtual Teaching
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Social Justice
  • Professional Development
  • Collaborate
  • Design
  • Discuss
For more information, please contact Dr. Bill George at

Register online for the School Change Academy

Upcoming Sessions:
2021-2022 School Change Academy Schedule

Date & Time Topic/Presenter
September 23, 2021
4 – 5:30 p.m.
(Combined with Principals/Superintendents Academies)
Topic: Cultural Responsiveness
Presenter: Dr. Elford Rawls-Dill
October 21, 2021
4 – 5:30 p.m.
(Combined with Principals’ Academy)
Topic: Social Emotional Learning for Staff/Students
Presenter: Nicole Bevere
November 22, 2021
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Topic:  Creating Inclusive and Equitable Learning Environments
Presenter: Pat Rinella
January 24, 2022
4 – 5 :30 p.m.
Topic:  Utilizing Esser Funding to Develop Effective Summer Programming
Presenters:   Deborah Bleisnick and Cory Radisch
March 23, 2022
3:30 – 5 p.m.
(Combined with Principals’ and Superintendents’ Academy)
Topic: Principle and Practice: Using Culturally Responsive Pedagogy to Transform Classroom Learning Experiences 
Presenters: Dr. Elford Rawls-Dill and Joy Daniels 
May 23, 2022
3:30 – 5 p.m.
Topic and Presenter: To Be Announced
For additional information, contact Dr. Bill George at or send correspondence to:
Monmouth University
c/o School Change Academy, McAllan Hall 126
400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch, NJ, 07764


School Change Resources:

Member Districts

  • Asbury Park Achieve Greater Charter School
  • Bayshore Jointure Commission
  • Beach Haven School District
  • Brick Township School District
  • Cherry Hill Public School District
  • Fair Haven School District
  • Freehold Regional High School District
  • Freehold Township School District
  • Hazlet Township Public Schools
  • Howell Township Schools
  • Long Branch Public Schools
  • Manalapan Englishtown Regional School District
  • Middletown Township Public Schools
  • Monmouth Beach School District
  • Neptune Public School District
  • Ocean Township Public Schools
  • Oldbridge School District
  • Point Pleasant Borough School District
  • Shore Regional High School
  • Somerville
  • Toms River Regional Schools
  • West Long Branch School District
  • West Windsor Plainsboro Regional School District