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School of Education

The Central Jersey Consortium for
Excellence and Equity

2021-2022 Topic of the Year

“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, Professor,  and 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

Team Concept
This year, each district will be sending a team to each session. The team members will work together the entire year. It is highly recommended that the team remain the same each session.

Who should be on our 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?
Your 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.

2021-2022 Membership information 
The membership fee for this upcoming academic year will be $2,000. Membership this year also includes a free membership to either the Principals’ Academy, a $250 savings or the Superintendents’ Academy, a $300 savings. To learn more about our academies, please visit our School of Education Academies page.  Since we will be working together on a virtual platform, this entitles each member district to have fifteen (15) participants (administrators, teachers, counselors, staff, etc.) working as two teams of five (5). Ten students from each member district will also be able to attend the student events.

Information about our 2021-2022 sessions
The CJCEE sessions will be two-and-a-half hours long to accommodate the 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.

Team Session Dates
All sessions to be held virtually using Zoom. Dates are subject to change.

Session 1: Monday, September 20, 2021

Session 2: Monday, November 15, 2021

Session 3: Monday, December 13, 2021

Session 4: Monday, January 24, 2022

Session 5: Monday, March 7, 2022

Student Conference Dates (Virtual)

Fall:  Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Spring:  Wednesday, June 8, 2022


Registered Districts 2020-2021

Avon School District

Deal School District

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 School District

Neptune City School District

Point Pleasant Beach School District

Red Bank Charter School

Toms River Regional Schools

Township of Ocean Schools

Upper Freehold Regional School District

Woodbridge Township School District

Meet This Year’s Speaker TBA


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