• Thank You

    Dear NJASA Members,

    I hope this message finds you in high spirits and enjoying a successful end of another school year. As the President of NJASA (New Jersey Association of School Administrators), I am writing to express my utmost pride in the accomplishments of our dedicated committees: Educator Retention and Recruitment and School Safety and Security. Together, we have achieved significant milestones in these critical areas.

    The Educator Retention and Recruitment Committee worked tirelessly to address the ongoing challenges of attracting and retaining highly qualified educators in our schools. The findings of this committee have become a staple by which the New Jersey legislature based 12 legislative bills to remedy this issue.

    Simultaneously, the School Safety and Security Committee has been unwavering in its commitment to maintaining secure and nurturing learning environments for all. There are wide disparities in resources in personnel as well as educator training in latest technologies and techniques in school security. The NJDOE also needs to reconvene a School Security task force last visited in 2015.

    While we celebrate these accomplishments, it is crucial that we recognize the ongoing need for increased advocacy efforts. Our achievements thus far have been a testament to our collective dedication and collaboration. However, as we look to the future, we must intensify our lobbying endeavors to amplify our voice and influence policy changes that will benefit our schools and students.

    Through enhanced lobbying efforts, we will actively engage with policymakers, legislators, and other influential stakeholders to champion our cause. We will emphasize the importance of adequate funding, supportive policies, and innovative initiatives that strengthen our educational system. By working together and speaking with a unified voice, we can create a powerful impact on the decisions that shape our educational landscape.

    PreK-12 school funding is now 40% of the New Jersey’s entire state budget. Educational issues will continue to be at the forefront in current political milieu. NJASA must be more proactive rather than reactive in this area.

    I am confident that our shared commitment to education and the future of our students will drive us forward. Let us seize this opportunity to build upon our accomplishments and strive for even greater heights. Your passion, expertise, and dedication will be instrumental in our collective success.

    Thank you for your unwavering support and commitment to our profession. Together, we can shape a brighter future for education in New Jersey.


    Warm regards,

    Tony Trongone

    2022-2023 NJASA President