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    The School of Education at Monmouth University is pleased to announce the fourth year of their Principals' Academy for principal and vice-principals.


    The purpose of the School of Education Principals' 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 principals and assistant principals that will focus on dynamic leadership that promotes reflective practice and affects teacher and student learning. Additionally, it will create a network of support for colleagues and establish a collaborative relationship with the university, university faculty, and its resources.


    • Mr. Edward Aldarelli, Principal, West Freehold School, Freehold Township School District
    • Dr. Harvey Allen, Assistant Professor, Monmouth University
    • Mr. Richard Allen, Principal, Neptune High School, Neptune School District
    • Mr. John Coleman, Director of Secondary Curriculum, Toms River School District
    • Mr. Greg Duffy, Principal, Lafayette Mills Elementary School, Manalapan-Englishtown Regional Schools
    • Mr. James Earnhardt, Principal, West Long Branch Schools
    • Dr. John Henning, Dean, School of Education, Monmouth University
    • Mr. Cory Radisch, Principal, Monmouth Regional High School


    Asbury Park School District

    Atlantic Highlands Elementary School

    Freehold Regional High School District

    Freehold Township Elementary and Middle Schools

    Hazlet Township Public School District

    Henry Hudson Regional School

    Highlands Elementary School

    Howell Township Public Schools

    Jackson School District

    Keansburg School District

    Manalapan-Englishtown Regional Schools

    Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District

    Middletown Township Public Schools

    Monmouth Beach School District

    Monmouth County Vocational School District

    Neptune Township School

    Oceanport School District

    Old Bridge Township Public Schools

    Sayreville Public Schools

    Shrewsbury Borough School

    South Amboy Public Schools

    Toms River Regional Schools

    Township of Ocean Schools

    West Long Branch School District


    To become a Principals' Academy member, download the Principals' Academy Registration Form.

    The yearly fee for membership in the academy is $350. For additional information, contact The School of Education, Dean's Office, at 732-571-7518 or send an e-mail to


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

    2015 - 2016 Professional Development Sessions Theme: Leadership

    The focus of this years Principals’ Academies will be leadership. The topics are being developed and delivered by the steering committee they will be very interactive. This, I'm sure will be one of our best series. They will include strategies and techniques for both novice and seasoned administrators. The first session will also include a presentation by our new Dean, Dr. Henning.

    Session 1
    Wednesday, October 28, 2015 ~ Meet the Dean and Recognizing Your Leadership Style

    Session 2
    Wednesday, December 2, 2015 ~ Using Your Leadership Styles to Implement Change

    Session 3
    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 ~ Proactive and Reactive Leadership

    Session 4
    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 ~ Impactful Leadership from the Field

    All 4 Sessions scheduled to be held at Samuel Hays Magill Commons Club Rooms 107/108/109 from 5pm-7pm
    (Locations and dates subject to change)


    PRESS RELEASE: Principals' Academy Starts its Fourth Year

     PRESS RELEASE:  The Monmouth University Principals' Academy Holds Professional Development Forum, "Time Management and Evaluation Responsibilities"

    PRESS RELEASE: Monmouth University Principals' Academy: "PARCC/Course Assessments"


    PRESS RELEASE: Principals' Academy holds "Communication via Social Media" Workshop


    • PARCC/CCSS Vocabulary Skills vs Content
    • Demystifying CCSS/PARCC Standards Across the Curriculum
    • What are Good and Bad Assessments: Aligning Assessments at the District, State, and National Levels
    • Next Generation Science Standards
    • How to Evaluate an Inclusion Model: Content Literacy Based on the Common Core Standards
    • Communication via Social Media
    • Teachers' Evaluation and Coaching
    • Principals' Evaluation
    • Selecting and Retaining Teachers
    • Effective In-Class Support Models for Student Growth
    • New Jersey Achieve: Aligning SGOs with Effective Assessment Practices and Common Core State Standards
    • Time Management and Evaluation Responsibilities
    • PARCC/Course Assessments
    • Social Media and Web Resources


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


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

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