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The School Change Academy

The School Change Academy is designed for principals or aspiring principals who are seeking to further their ability to lead innovation in schools. Academy participants will design and implement at least one change initiative in their school. Their work will be supported by professional development sessions, coaching and mentoring.

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


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2021 School Change Academy Meetings

Date & Time

Topic Location

December 16, 2020
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Planning Meeting – Transformative Leadership Projects

Online – via Zoom

January 25, 2021

3:30 – 5:30 pm

Equity and the Culture of Confidence

Presenter: William Smith, Ed.D.

Educating Minds and Hearts: Schoolwide SEL Implementation

Presenter: Nicole Trainor, Ed.D.

Online – via Zoom

February 22, 2021

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Empowering Teachers and Students Through an

Action Civics Partnership

Presenters: Wendy Morales, Ed.D. and Jason Fitzgerald, Ph.D.

Online – via Zoom

March 22, 2021

3:30 – 5:00 pm

Creating Habitats and Navigating Grown Experiences

Presenters: Sancha Gray and Tatum Stein

Online – via Zoom

April 20, 2021



Online – via Zoom

May 24, 2021



Online – via Zoom

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:

MUSOE Logic Model Template

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