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School of Education

Superintendents’ Academy

The School of Education at Monmouth University is pleased to announce the eleventh year of their Superintendents’ Academy for superintendents and central office administrators.

Workshop Registration & Membership Opportunity 2020 – 2021

The yearly fee for membership in the academy is $300 per district, which includes the attendance of up to 3 superintendents/superintendent’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 Superintendents’ (OR

the Principals’) Professional Development Academy program at no cost (current list at the end of this page).


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
October 14, 2020

10:00 – 11:30 am

Instilling Hope Amidst a Crisis

Online – via Zoom

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

Dr. Scherz is a clinical psychologist, author, and consultant, working with educators for nearly 30 years. He earned his Master’s in Education from Penn State University, working as an elementary school guidance counselor before gaining his Ph.D. 

Dr. Scherz runs a wellness clinic in New Jersey that blends live workshops, coaching, and behavioral health.

Dr. Scherz believes that by supporting educator wellness and organizational health, schools will be better equipped for the challenges of modern- day education. Self-reflective practitioners are the keys to cultivating environments where both academic and psycho social emotional learning can flourish.

 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
February 17, 2021

10:00 – 11:30 am

Empathy Wisdom in Leadership

With Monmouth County Partnership for Wellness

Presenters: Roseanne Ansell, Ed.D. and Nicole Trainor, Ed.D.

Online – via Zoom

May 19, 2021

5:00 – 8:00 pm

Leadership Conference

(All Academies will be included)

Online – via Zoom

For additional information, contact the School of Education, Department of Educational Counseling & Leadership at, or send correspondence to:

Monmouth University
c/o Superintendents’ Academy, McAllan Hall 126
400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch, NJ, 07764

Latest Superintendents’ 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