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    The School of Education at Monmouth University is pleased to announce the fifth 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. Harvey Allen, Specialist Professor, Monmouth University
    • Dr. Bernard Bragen, Superintendent, Hazlet Township Public Schools
    • 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
    • Mr. Marc Natanagara, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Toms River Regional Schools
    • Dr. James Stefankiewicz, Superintendent, Ocean Township School District

    Superintendents' Academy District 2016 - 2017 Members

    • Atlantic Highlands School District
    • Berkeley Township School District
    • Carteret School District
    • Eatontown Public Schools
    • Hazlet Township Public Schools
    • Henry Hudson Regional School District
    • Highlands School District
    • Holmdel Township Public Schools
    • Howell Township Public Schools
    • Keansburg Schools District
    • Keyport Public Schools
    • Lacey Township School District
    • Lakehurst School District
    • Long Beach Island Consolidated School District
    • Manalapan-Englishtown Regional Schools
    • Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District
    • Middletown Township Public Schools
    • Monmouth Beach School District
    • Monmouth Regional High School District
    • Oceanport School District
    • Point Pleasant Beach School District
    • Red Bank Borough Public Schools
    • Rumson School District
    • Sayreville Public Schools
    • Shore Regional High School
    • Tinton Falls School District
    • Toms River Regional Schools
    • Township of Ocean Schools
    • West Long Branch School District
    • Woodbridge Township School District

    Membership Opportunity 2016 - 2017

    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 Dean of the School of Education at 732-571-7518 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 1: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 ~ Educational Impact of Social Media

    Session 2: Wednesday, November 16, 2016  ~ Improving At - Risk Student Outcomes:Strategies for Enhancing I&RS and Special Education Services

    Session 3: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 ~ Leadership Soup: Balancing Mandates, Accountability, and Still Maintaining a Passion for Education

    Session 4: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 ~ The New ESSA and Implications for NJ Schools

    All 4 Sessions are at various locations on campus from 12 - 2 p.m.

    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


    • 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