Dr. Donna Van Horn, retired superintendent, principal and director of special education in the districts of Milford Borough, Lebanon Borough, and most recently in Weymouth Township, was the voice of small school districts. This was especially important during the times when small school districts came under attack in New Jersey. Dr. Van Horn was able to show the value of a single school district through the success of their students, and the dedication of the staff.
Dr. C. Lauren Schoen, Chief Education Officer for the Mahwah School District, is NJASA's Northern Regional Superintendent of the Year. Her visionary leadership assisted in the implementation of the Effective Schools Solution’s (ESS) program at the Mahwah Public School District and the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District. This provided a significant percentage of general education and special education students with opportunities to remain in-district while improving and enhancing their educational experiences.
The 2015 New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA) Southern Regional Superintendent of the Year, Dr. Scott McCartney of Egg Harbor Township School District, has shown his capacity to lead in challenging times. Watch our video to find out how he led his district to reduce it's carbon footprint, as well as to become a leader in sustainable green initiatives. These programs have saved the district over $6 million since 2011, secured more than $125,000 in environmental education grants, and garnered a variety of local, state, regional, national and international awards.
Find the latest ways to embrace digital learning, design student-centered classrooms, protect your district from costly litigation, stop chronic absenteeism and more educational solutions at the 2015 NJASA/NJAPSA Spring Conference, at Caesers Atlantic City. Dr. Timothy Purnell, Superintendent of Somerville Public Schools encourages you to build the networking relationships that you can tap into for answers well beyond the conference. Pre-register by May 6th to avoid a late fee.
Hundreds of New Jersey’s school leaders have already registered for the 2015 NJASA/NJAPSA Spring Conference, in Atlantic City, May 13-15. They will be networking with New Jersey’s most progressive chief education officers, national speakers and workshop presenters.
Our keynote speakers Tony Wagner, Dr. Willard Daggett, and New Jersey educated Dr. VA Shiva Ayyadurai, will inspire us by challenging our assumptions about education, helping us see ways to educate students who will change the world and see how to unlock the potential in each and every student.
Will you be there?
What will New Jersey’s public schools look like in the year 2020? Dr. Bozza, Executive Director of NJASA, shares NJASA’s Vision 2020 plan designed to keep New Jersey public schools on top.
The PARCC testing to assess math and language arts skills is schedule to begin in New Jersey in March 2015 are under debate by concerned parents. Dr. Bozza, Executive Director of NJASA, puts PARCC in context of all assessments, and shares how our opinions may be heard at the state level.
Watch this video to find out what technology in education ideas and solutions you will find at NJASA's TechSpo 2015, January 29 and 30 at Bally's Atlantic City. Classroom technology, experiences, tools and techniques all under one roof! Keynote speakers: Will Richardson and Eric Sheninger.
See why Somerville New Jersey's Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Tim Purnell, was named the 2015 New Jersey Superintendent of the Year.
New statewide assessments to measure student achievement in high school Math and English graduation requirements, for the classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018, have been announced by the New Jersey Department of Education. New Jersey schools will transition away from the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA). Beginning in 2015, there will be performance-based assessments in Math and Language Arts in March, and end-of-year assessments near the conclusion of the school year.
As students head back to school, school budgets, shared services, and security; plus teacher and principal assessments are on the horizon for New Jersey public schools during the 2014 - 2015 school year.