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The Central Jersey Consortium for Excellence and Equity 2022-2023

2022-2023 Topic of the Year

Leading Ourselves and Colleagues Toward Reliably Antiracist School

“Preparing Each and Every Student for Success in School Achievement, in Post-Secondary Education and in Life”

The Central Jersey Consortium for Excellence and Equity (CJCEE) is an evolving collaboration of administrators, teachers, support staff, parents, and elementary and secondary students that are collectively committed to learning and working together to enhance the achievement and well-being of all students, as well as increasing the academic performance, engagement, and future success of traditionally underachieving students. CJCEE focuses on inter-district collaboration and shared learning for continuous improvement in eliminating the disparities in achievement and school engagement among students.

Founded by Dr. Lynn Romeo, former dean of the School of Education and Associate Professor Emeritus, along with Dr. James Stefankiewicz, Superintendent of Township of Ocean School District, the CJCEE has been in operation since 2012. Dr. Tina Paone, Professor of Educational Counseling, coordinates the program for the School of Education. For information on the consortium, contact the School of Education, Certification, Field Placements & School Partnership Office at

Meet This Year’s Speaker

Marceline DuBose has 20 years of experience in public education as a high school social studies educator, state and federal level policy administrator, professional development leader, strategic planning consultant, and curriculum writer. Her primary focus is equity leadership development and strategic planning, working with districts to improve systems for creating equitable schools and classrooms. Marceline also provides professional development to thousands of school professionals each year.

Ms. DuBose has served as an adjunct faculty member at Hamline University, Macalester College, and St. Mary’s University. She holds a BA in Economics from Macalester College and an Ed.M. in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard University as a Rockefeller Brothers Teaching Fellow. Also a certified yoga instructor, Marceline intentionally incorporates historical and policy perspectives, systems change theory, adult learning theory, critical reflection, and key approaches from yoga philosophy as she works toward individual, organizational and societal change that supports the full potential of all learners.

District Teams

Each district should create an equity team to attend each of the sessions. The team members will work together the entire year. It is highly recommended that the equity team remain the same throughout the year. Additionally, the equity team should include adult mentors that will assist the students with their projects.

Who should be on our equity team?
Your team should consist of administrators, classroom teachers, specialists, school counselors, school social workers, and support staff. Team members should be interested in the topic of social justice and come ready to work. These team members will also serve as the individuals mentoring and assisting the students in the work they will do over the year.

Which students should we send?
Selected students should be leaders who are committed to and interested in social justice work. These students will work with the adult team that will be representing your district. Students will be expected to attend two conferences (October and June) and implement district set goals at the student level.

Information about our 2022-2023 sessions
The CJCEE team sessions will be two-and-a-half hours (9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.) in a virtual setting. Sessions are organized to facilitate the work of district teams to accomplish specific goals for the district. Therefore, the overarching purpose is to apply what is learned in the CJCEE sessions to your work with diversity in the schools. Student sessions will take place in person from 9:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

2022-2023 Membership Options

The membership includes fifteen (15) adult team members (administers, teachers, counselors, staff, etc.) and ten (10) student participants.

Standard Membership: The membership fee for the CJCEE for the 2022-2023 academic year is $2,000 and includes a free membership to either the Principals’ Academy or the Superintendents’ Academy. 

Complete Membership Package: A complete one-year membership package that includes the CJCEE, Superintendents’ Academy, Principals’ Academy and Special Services Academy, all for $2,250.

To learn more about our academies, please visit our School of Education Academies page.

Team Session Dates (Virtual)

Team Sessions will be virtual: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Session 1: Monday, September 19, 2022
  • Session 2: Monday, November 14, 2022
  • Session 3: Monday, December 5, 2022 (date change)
  • Session 4: Monday, January 23, 2023
  • Session 5: Monday, March 6, 2023
  • Student Conference Dates (In-Person)

    Student Conferences will be in-person: 9:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    • Fall:  Wednesday, October 12, 2022
    • Spring:  Wednesday, June 7, 2023

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