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Superintendent’s Academy

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

The purpose of the Superintendents’ 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 superintendents and central office personnel. Additionally, it will create a network of support for colleagues and establish a collaborative relationship with the University and its resources.

Superintendents’ Academy Steering Committee

  • Dr. Bernard Bragen, Assistant Professor, Monmouth University, Academy Chair
  • Dr. William George, Superintendent, Middletown Township Public Schools
  • Mr. Thomas Farrell, Superintendent, Oceanport School District/Shore Regional High School/West Long Branch School District
  • Dr. John Henning, Dean, School of Education, Monmouth University
  • Mr. Scott McCue, Superintendent, Eatontown Public Schools
  • Mr. David Healy, Superintendent, Toms River Regional Schools
  • Dr. Marc Natanagara, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Toms River Regional Schools
  • Dr. James Stefankiewicz, Superintendent, Ocean Township School District
  • Mr. Joseph Isola, Superintendent, Howell Township Public Schools

Superintendents’ Academy District 2018 – 2019 Members

  • Avon Board Of Education
  • Atlantic Highlands Board Of Education
  • Central Regional School District
  • Colts Neck Township Schools
  • Deal Borough
  • Eatontown Public Schools
  • Hazlet Township Public Schools
  • Howell Township Public Schools
  • Keansburg School District
  • Lacey Township School District
  • Lakehurst Board Of Education
  • Long Branch Public School District
  • Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District
  • Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District
  • Middletown Township Public Schools
  • Monmouth Beach School District
  • Monmouth Regional High School
  • Neptune Township School District
  • North Brunswick Township School District
  • Passaic City School District
  • Perth Amboy Public Schools
  • Point Pleasant Beach School District
  • Rumson -Fair Haven Regional High School
  • Rumson School District
  • Sayreville Board of Education
  • Shore Regional High School
  • Spring Lake Borough School District
  • Spring Lake Heights School District
  • Stafford Township School District
  • Tinton Falls School District
  • Toms River Regional Schools
  • Township of Ocean School District
  • West Long Branch Public Schools
  • Wall Township Public Schools
  • Woodbridge Township

Membership Opportunity 2018 – 2019

To become a member, please download our Superintendents’ Academy Registration Form.

The yearly fee for membership in the academy is $350 per district, which includes the attendance of up to 3 district administrators at each workshop. For additional information, contact the School of Education, Certification, Field Placements, & School Partnership Office at 732-263-5473 or send an e-mail to

Workshop Information

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

Upcoming Professional Development Workshops

Session 3: February 13, 2019 ~  Samuel Magill Commons Club Dining Room

Session 4: April 10, 2019 ~ Samuel Magill Commons Club Dining Room

All sessions are from 12-2pm

Workshop Registration

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

Additional Information

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

2013 – 2014 NEWS

PRESS RELEASE: Superintendents’ Academy Starts its Fifth Year

Asbury Park Press article: “Monmouth U. School of Ed Superintendents’ Academy kicks off 1st session”

PRESS RELEASE:  Monmouth University Superintendents’ Academy Holds Panel Discussion, “Implementing the Teacher and Principal Evaluation Models”

PRESS RELEASE: The Monmouth University Superintendents’ Academy Session III: “Using Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning”

PRESS RELEASE: Monmouth University Superintendents’ Academy Session IV: “Preparing Students for Cleege and Careers: Implementing PARCC”


PRESS RELEASE: Superintendents’ Academy Starts its Fourth Year


  • Educational Impact of Social Media
  • Improving At – Risk Student Outcomes:Strategies for Enhancing I&RS and Special Education Services
  • Leadership Soup: Balancing Mandates, Accountability, and Still Maintaining a Passion for Education
  • Innovations in Schools ~ How a Make Mindset Improves Learning
  • Meet the New School of Education, Dean John Henning / Developing Positive Community/School Board Relations
  • Leadership-Developing and Implementing a Vision/Strategic Plan
  • Updates on Common Core and PARCC (DOE)
  • Next Generation Science Standards Resources and Materials
  • Expertise and Support for Implementing the Common Core and PARCC
  • Update on NJ Achieve
  • Connecting Evaluations with Achievement
  • A Dialogue with the Commissioner of Education
  • Technology Policies and Practices and Promoting Excellence and Equity for Diverse Learners
  • The Latest Update from the Department of Education on Teacher and Principal Evaluations
  • How Can Administrators and Teachers Use iPads and Apps Effectively?
  • Where Are You in Your Evaluation System: A Panel Discussion on Danielson, Marzano, and Rhode Island Models
  • Effective Finance Strategies – Green Strategies for School Districts – Strategies to Promote School Budgets
  • Update of Teacher Effectiveness and Evaluation
  • Multiple Measures of Student Performance in All Subjects and Teacher Effectiveness
  • The Superintendent’s Role in Creating, Developing, and Sustaining Professional Learning Communities
  • Legal and Labor Issues
  • What Can We Do to Prepare Students to be Successful in the 21st Century
  • How Do We Pay for the Technology That Our Students Need
  • Ask the Legislatures
  • Improving and Sustaining Public and Community Relations
  • The Next Pandemic: Emergency Management Issues
  • Don’t Get Caught in the Net: Strategic Planning and Working with School Boards
  • Top Faux Pas from Top Leaders: Media and Communication
  • Being Creative with Our Budgets: Moving Forward with Limited Dollars
  • New Jersey Achieve: Aligning SGOs with Effective Assessment Practices and Common Core State Standards
  • Implementing the Teacher and Principal Evaluation Models
  • Preparing Students for College and Careers: Implementing PARCC