• Monday, March 18

    Session 1 -11:00-12:30

    Lecture Suite

    Executive Coaching Skills Are Your Leadership Superpowers

    In this session, you will learn some of the most effective executive coaching skills that can help you transform your school. Learn how to ask better questions, listen on a deeper level, find alignment among your team, and bring focus to what matters most. School leaders who incorporate executive coaching skills have teams who love what they do, and schools that thrive.


    Brooke Arthur

    Executive Coach

    NJASA

    Panel of NJASA Executive Coaches: Peg Dolan, Piera Gravenor, Elizabeth Jewett, Vanessa Pereira, and Judy Rattner.


    Salon 1

    Let’s Get Emotional and Grow as a Fierce Leader

    Did you know Emotional Intelligence (EI) plays a significant role your leadership journey? EI is linked to influencing decision-making, interpersonal relationships, reduction of stress, and higher self-esteem. Whether you’re a novice or veteran (EI) disrupts negative thinking. Research states, the 21st century leader’s (EI) offer new perspectives for leadership by envisioning a fresh tomorrow instead of a previous era that eliminates emotional management. (EI) addresses emotional awareness, counters skepticism and promotes self-reflection. Let’s get emotional using research on EI that offers a roadmap for nurturing the intricate relationship between emotion, cognition, and behavior and embrace challenges as opportunities for growth.

    Atiya Perkins

    Superintendent of Schools

    Linden Public Schools

     

    Salon 2

    The Superintendent as Instructional Leader: Living This Role in Daily Interactions with Your Board of Education

    There is tremendous consensus around the belief that the Superintendent of Schools should be a strong instructional leader.  The challenge is how to accomplish this when the days are often filled with budget matters, facilities issues, HIB, and personnel.  Join experienced Superintendents Dr. Kari McGann and Dr. Barbara Sargent as they share successful and practical strategies to keep your focus and your Board's focus on teaching and learning.

     

    Dr. Barbara Sargent

    Superintendent

    West Morris Regional HS District

    Dr. Kari McGann

    Superintendent

    Flemington-Raritan Township School District

     

    Salon 3

    The Compassionate Leader: The Continuous Journey in transforming your vision into systematic practices

    Now more than ever, it’s imperative for leaders to demonstrate compassion. In this session, we will share our compassionate leadership continuous journey which led to the discovery of our “why”, to then understand our motivations to have the ability to do hard things in a human way. We will provide participants with systematic approaches, with a trauma informed lens, to ensure your change initiatives stand every chance of success by transforming compliance to engagement - to build autonomy and efficacy among stakeholders. 

    Eliza Cadorette-Rawley

    Director of Curriculum & Instruction

    Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District

     

    Andrea Dougherty

    Gloucester Middle School Assistant Principal

    Gloucester City Public Schools

     

    Salon 4

    “I’m So Busy!” and Other Lies we Tell Ourselves 

    In this interactive workshop, we will examine the rhetoric of stress surrounding work and life. Drawing on current research about stress and success, we will explore how women internalize stress and how it can be harnessed to work for us rather than against us. Participants will leave with an understanding of how changing both our inner and outer dialogues can transform stress into a driving force rather than an impediment, enabling us to maximize not only our potential but also that of those we lead.

    Dr. Tamar Spitzer

    Supervisor of World Languages and ESL

    Montville Township Public Schools

     

    Dr. Sandra Schwartz

    Supervisor of Math, Science, and Business

    Montville Township Public Schools

     

    Salon 6

    Transforming Equity Through Teacher Champions 

    After the pandemic, the vast disparities that exist in K-12 school systems across the United States have continued to widen. It is vital to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of school systems and methods to have a substantial impact on the students and the schools we serve. This professional learning workshop will provide learners with toolkits and systems necessary to foster culturally responsive teaching practices, cultivate teacher leadership (“champions”), and implement school wide programs/initiatives that ensure equity and sense belonging for all members of the school community. Participants will leave with a personalized action plan that will inspire equity drivers within: systems/policies, professional development/teaching practices, and/or community outreach. 

     

    Toni DiFazio

    Assistant Principal

    Edison Public Schools

     

    Hitisha Patel

    Officer of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Edison Public Schools

     

    Salon 7

    “Reducing your RBF and entering your Soft Era” 

    Let’s unwrap strategies that uplift networks, conversations and responsibilities- empowering women while cranking up their voices.  And hey, while we’re at it, let’s revamp those admin teams with trust vibes and tighter bonds.  This session isn’t just about rebuilding, it’s about shaking up the game! Get ready for immersive talks, empowering female leaders, and reshaping how we make decisions. In this session we will explore the mantra behind why women lead with an RBF and why we should shift into our “soft era”.   “ You have to be a boss, but you can't be mean. You have to lead, but you can't squash other people's ideas,” America Ferrera is onto something, let's unpack together. 

    Brianna Rucci

    Delsea Regional School District

     

    Monday, March 18

    Session 2 -1:30-2:30

    Salon 1

    Navigating Leadership Traits for Success and Building Stakeholder Relationships

    This presentation will examine key leadership traits that are significant for professional success and promote stakeholder relationships.  Supported by research, participants will closely take a look at specific character traits—including adaptability, intelligence, honesty, communication, and compassion.  The session will also address myths surrounding gender-related traits and how those traits can empower or hinder women in leadership roles.  Embracing many diverse traits will lead to a more inclusive leadership environment.   Through research and hands-on examples, participants will strengthen their leadership skills and build stronger connections with stakeholders. 

     

    Jessica Sargent

    Health and Physical Education Supervisor PreK-12

    Long Branch Public Schools

     

    Nicole Esposito

    Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction

    Long Branch Public Schools

     

    Salon 2

    From 13% to 92% NJGPA Passing

    Join Warren County Technical Schools in celebrating and exploring three key initiatives that put data into action and boosted our students' NJGPA passing rates from 13% to 92% in ELA and 29% to 67% in Math.

    1 - Create a central warehouse for stakeholders to access all data, plans, and resources in a single location so nothing slips through the cracks.
    2 - Develop comprehensive academic and behavioral tiered intervention supports and wrap-around services.
    3 - Analyze outcomes by comparing MTSS plans with multiple measures of academic performance data to ensure the effectiveness of interventions.

    Noreen Matias

    Director of Curriculum

    Warren County Technical School

    Diana Mai

    Principal

    Warren County Technical School

     

    Salon 3

    Revolutionizing Leadership: Empowering Administrators to Drive Inclusive System Change

    New Jersey continues to rank last in its ability to provide meaningful education to students with disabilities in the local public schools and general education classrooms. During this session, presenters will discuss the key role that school and district leaders play in driving systemic change as it relates to inclusion. Vision and action planning will be a key focus, while also strategizing through the process of collaboration and relationship development. Presenters will share lessons learned in the field in public schools throughout the state of New Jersey and will share effective resources used for districts and schools that are engaged in systemic change.

     

    Michele Gardner

    Executive Director

    New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education

    Brittany Seeley

    Program Director

    New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education

     

    Salon 4

    Foster Your Huddle: Women Leaders PLC 

    This session will dive into the creation of Parsippany's first Women Leaders PLC and will highlight ways other districts can support and retain their female leaders through deliberate and encouraging "huddling". This group was guided by a book study of Huddle by Brooke Baldwin and has become an informal mentoring group, especially for the district's newest women leaders. 

    Sarah Townsend

    Coordinating Supervisor of ELA and Media

    Parsippany Troy-Hills school district

     

    Alison Caravano

    Coordinating Supervisor of Visual and Performing Arts

    Parsippany-Troy Hills School district

     

    Kristen Brynildsen

    Coordinating Supervisor of Social Studies

    Parsippany-Troy Hills School district

    Salon 6

    Trauma-Informed Leadership for Women: Nurturing Resilience and Empowerment

     

    The session will commence with a comprehensive definition of trauma and an exploration of its potential impact on individuals, emphasizing the relevance and diversity of traumatic experiences in both personal and professional spheres. This Trauma-Informed Leadership session is poised to be a dynamic and insightful exploration into the future of leadership development. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by individuals who have experienced trauma and will be equipped with practical tools to navigate their professional journeys with resilience, empathy, and a commitment to fostering inclusive and supportive work environments.
    This session is set to be a catalyst for positive change, propelling women leaders towards success and fulfillment in their careers.  Practical strategies for creating a trauma-informed workplace culture will be a focal point of the session. Attendees will learn the importance of fostering open communication, practicing active listening, and establishing safe spaces where team members feel heard and validated. The goal is to empower leaders to integrate these principles seamlessly into their professional development journey, promoting environments that prioritize emotional well-being and inclusivity.

    The session will also explore the crucial role of self-care for leaders, recognizing that personal well-being is fundamental to sustaining effective leadership. Participants will identify their own sources of resilience and learn how to weave these practices into their ongoing professional development.

     

    Claudia M. Heisterman

    Director of Bilingual Education, ESL, and World Languages

    Bound Brook School District

    Salon 7

    Understanding the New Sick Leave Law

    On July 3, 2023, a new Sick Leave Law was enacted in New Jersey, which vastly expanded the reasons for which public school employees could utilize their sick days.  However, there have been many debates as to how to interpret and apply the newly granted reasons to take a sick day.  This session will provide an understanding of both the provisions of the new law, and a discussion of the limitations a district may impose regarding the use of sick days.

    Sandra L. Jacques, Esq., LL.M.

    Assistant Director of Legal Education

    NJPSA/FEA


    Monday, March 18

    Session 3 -2:45-3:45

    Lecture Suite

    Considering doctoral studies? What’s stopping you?

    This session is geared for women who are working full time in K-12 education and considering the pursuance of doctoral studies. Participants will learn about national and state trends related to gender, pay, and levels of education as they pertain to positions in K-12 educational leadership. This session will also explore conventional and nonconventional methods to empower full time working women throughout their journey in higher education.

     

    Tiffany Jacobson

    Principal

    Westfield

     

    Salon 1

    Safeguarding Your Career (or Protecting Your Professional Reputation)

    With the average statewide tenure for K-12 Superintendents at 2.7 years, it is critical that educational leaders hoping for a long and successful career go into this role with their eyes wide open. How should you conduct yourself?  What should you monitor as you engage with various district stakeholders?  How can you protect your professional reputation?  Hear from successful, experienced Superintendents who have navigated challenging circumstances and are still thriving!

     

    Barbara Sargent

    Superintendent

    West Morris Regional High School District

     

    Nancy Gartenberg

    Executive County Superintendent

    Morris County DOE

     

    Salon 2

    Who Am I? Let's Take a Selfie

    SEL development is not just for students. Self-reflection and self-awareness are the hallmarks of successful leaders. Participants will have the opportunity to take a "selfie" through the use of presentation of information, group interaction and personal reflection. No cell phones necessary ;)

     

    Tracie Morrison

    Vice Principal

    South Orange Maplewood

     

    Salon 3

    North Star Leadership: Staying the Course in Times of Trial and Triumph

    Leadership is challenging but essential to the success of our educational system. Navigating the complexities of leadership within an increasingly polarized educational landscape complicated by constructs of budgetary resources, human capital gaps, and conflicting values in our communities can lead even a seasoned school leader off course. With an integration of lived experiences and tangible action plans for cherishing the moments of joy and weathering the times of challenge, participants in this session will identify their foundational beliefs essential for staying the course in times trial and triumph as a school leader. You can do this… if only you have the right map!

     

    Dr. Jennifer Cenatiempo

    Superintendent

    Green Township School District

     

    Salon 4

    No More Excuses: Women on the Frontline making room for more I.M.P.A.C.T.

    Establishing strong relationships with families and communities are the foundation of creating a positive and thriving culture for successful students. When promoting IMPACT, families begin to understand the importance of the roles and functions they play in the development of their student's success. In this workshop, attendees will discover the importance of creating IMPACT when engaging families and communities for success. Attendees will leave out of this workshop with valuable keys on how to empower and equip families and create a thriving community that engages all families for student success.

     

    Natasha Rouse

    Instructional Specialist

    Newark, NJ

     

    Salon 6

    Empowering Leaders: Enhancing Teacher Efficacy through Inclusive  Practices

    This interactive workshop aims to equip educational leaders with the tools and strategies to foster teacher efficacy through inclusive practices. Participants will delve into understanding teacher efficacy, explore inclusive teaching methodologies, and learn effective leadership approaches to support educators in creating the optimal learning environment.

     

    Eliza Cadorette-Rawley

    Director of Curriculum & Instruction

    Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District

     

    Andrea Dougherty

    Assistant Principal

    Gloucester City Public Schools

     

    Salon 7

    Leading with Honesty, Humor, and Heart:  Building Connections and Empowering Others

    The session will focus on strategies to support empowering staff and building capacity through transparent communication, leading with humor while demonstrating humbleness, and strategies focusing on building connections while leading with the heart.  When we are aware of and are honest about our true leadership style and we share that with those around us, we improve the culture and build capacity of the staff we work with thus positively impacting the students we serve.  The presenter will share learning from the field, real-world examples, and lessons learned from thought-leaders in the areas of personal and professional development.

     

    Holly Niemiec

    Principal

    Lacey Township School District


     

    Tuesday, March 19

    Session 4 -11:00-12:00

    Lecture Suite

    Advancing Women of Color in K-12 Education Leadership

     

    Join us for a dynamic panel discussion, 'Advancing Women of Color in K-12 Education Leadership,' where seasoned educators, administrators, and thought leaders converge to explore the challenges and triumphs of women of color in leadership roles within the realm of K-12 education. Delve into insightful conversations as our distinguished panelists share personal journeys, strategies for overcoming systemic barriers, and innovative solutions to foster inclusivity and equity. Gain valuable perspectives on mentorship, professional development, and the pivotal role of representation in shaping educational leadership. This empowering discussion promises to inspire change and catalyze initiatives for a more diverse and equitable future in education.

     

    Matthew Korobkin

    Senior Consultant, New Jersey State Lead

    Public Consulting Group

    Megan McCormick

    Business Implementation Specialist

    Public Consulting Group

     

    Salon 1

    Middle School Passion Periods and Increasing MTSS

    Come and see how one district increased course offerings for middle school students based on their interests while also increasing middle school students' access to MTSS without spending money or affecting the teachers' CBA. 

    Kathleen "Kate" Walsh

    Superintendent

    Netcong School District

     

    Jennie Rider

    Supervisor of Curriculum, Instruction, and Intervention

    Netcong School District

     

    Salon 2

    Building Capacity through Teacher Leadership

    Building capacity through teacher leadership not only enhances professional growth and collaboration but also directly impacts student success, school culture, teacher effectiveness, and stronger relationships, leading to a more robust and effective educational environment. Cultivating teacher leaders can establish the leadership pipeline within the educational institution to lead as mentors to ensure a sustainable cycle of leadership and expertise. Furthermore, utilizing the expertise of teacher leaders supports the schools in optimizing resources and helping to identify areas for improvement which contributes to the climate and culture of the district. Enhancing teacher leadership can also increase community engagement through strengthening the connection between schools and stakeholders that will ultimately benefit the students. 

     

    Meagan Drapkin

    Director of Curriculum and Instruction

    Dunellen Public Schools

     

    Felicia Moody

    Assistant Principal

    Faber Elementary / Dunellen Public Schools

     

    Salon 3

    Positive Classroom Culture: Choosing the Right Words

    Nothing can negatively impact classroom culture more than allowing harmful speech to pass without comment, but responding to inequitable or harmful ideas is a challenging task. This session will present several scenarios involving students or adults making harmful comments and discuss how to best address it in the moment. Working within a question framework designed to build trust and community, participants will learn how best to “call in” those who make harmful comments rather than “call out.” Participants will leave having a new sense of how to respond to inequitable comments to create a more equitable classroom and school culture.

     

    Gaelan Johnson

    Teacher and International Baccalaureate Program Coordinator

    West Morris Central High School

     

    Salon 4

    Keep Showing Up!

    In this session, presenters share their journey of identifying and addressing issues that negatively impact student achievement and the importance of creating systems with protocols for lasting success.  The session delves into the process of eliminating informal tracking, promoting the value of academic achievement, and aligning technology with the curriculum. Participants will have the chance to identify areas for improvement in their schools and collaborate on ideas to enhance the learning culture for the entire school community. Presenters tell their story of trials, tribulations, and how they would not take no for an answer.  They kept showing up and it paid off!

      

    Theresa M. Brennen

    Vice Principal

    Lyndhurst Public Schools

     

    Lisa Bauer Klein

    Supervisor of English, Social Studies, World Language and Art

    Lyndhurst Public Schools

     

    Salon 6

    Cultivating Well-being: Applying Behavior Analysis to Enhance Self-Care in School Leaders for Organizational Impact

    In today's fast-paced educational landscape, school leaders play a pivotal role in shaping the well-being of both educators and students. School administrators, like any other professionals, face a range of health and wellness concerns, directly affecting their ability to perform, and secondarily affecting their employees. This proposal advocates for a conference presentation that explores the application of the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to foster self-care practices among school leaders.

    This presentation promises to deliver actionable insights and strategies for school leaders seeking to enhance their well-being and create a positive, sustainable impact on their school communities. The fusion of ABA principles with leadership development is a novel approach that has the potential to revolutionize how we perceive and cultivate self-care within educational leadership. In summary, increased self-care in leaders serves as a catalyst for a positive organizational culture that prioritizes well-being. This cultural shift, in turn, contributes to improved morale, reduced burnout, increased productivity, and a more supportive and sustainable work environment for all stakeholders. Attendees will leave this presentation with a self-tracking tool to promote evidenced based self-care behavior change.

     

    Stacey Kodack-Ritchie

    Supervisor of Behavior Services, BCBA

    Union County Educational Services Commission

     

    Marianny Amezquita

    BCBA

    Union County Education Services

     

    Salon 7

    Self-Care and Highly Effective Leadership

    Establishing a healthy balance between work and life are essential in leadership. Emphasizing a symbiotic relationship between leadership and self-care, this session explores strategies for maintaining a healthy work-life balance, stress management, and fostering resilience. By understanding the interconnectedness of leadership and self-care, individuals can enhance their ability to lead with empathy, make informed decisions, and sustain long-term success.  This session encourages a proactive approach to self-care as a foundation for highly effective leadership, acknowledging that a leader’s effectiveness is closely linked to their mental and emotional well-being.

     

    Dr. Shakirah Miller

    Assistant Superintendent

    Newark Board of Education

     

    Tuesday, March 19

    Session 5 -1:30-2:30

    Lecture Suite

    Leadership and Effective Collaboration

    In this seminar, you will discover your preferred pattern of behavior and how to create a collaborative and positive school culture.  Leaders will engage in a self actualizing process by appreciating their own uniqueness and understanding style differences in others.  It will foster collaboration and create a power of connection amongst your staff members.  A research based and proven survey tool will be used to allow the staff to reflect on and energize their own attributes while respecting the differences in others.

    Denise Hecht-Berger, MBA

    Assistant Executive Director, New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association

    Chief Financial Officer, The Foundation for Educational Administration

     

    Salon 1

    Caring for Others, Caring for Ourselves: A Woman's Leadership Practice of Grace

    The shifting dynamics since the COVID-19 pandemic have illuminated the need for more care-centered leadership. Care is often dismissed as something intrinsic to women and therefore not valued as a strength among us. This session will provide a forum for participants to discuss their gendered experiences in educational leadership positions and examine how these experiences impact our work. We will take an intersectional approach, challenging paradoxical expectations of women leaders and reframing our strengths to explore ways in which our field can move forward in more caring ways - both with our learning communities and with ourselves.

    Necole Jadick, Ph.D

    Principal

    Theunis Day Elementary School

    Wayne Township Public Schools


    Salon 2

    It's Okay That the Principal's Not Okay

    Increased administrative demands, intense accountability pressures, crisis management, complex student needs, and work-life balance all add to the stress and challenges of the principalship. Enhancing the social and emotional competencies of students and faculty has created positive outcomes in recent years, but what about SEL for school leaders? Recognizing the importance of prioritizing the mental fitness of principals, this workshop aims to raise awareness and provide them with a framework for emotional resilience and sustainability. Participants will engage in valuable self-reflection and gain practical tools to enhance their social and emotional well-being so they can effectively support their school communities.

     

    Michelle Papa

    Principal

    Richard Butler Middle School

    Erin Tashian

    SEL Coach

    The Mindful Educators

     

    Salon 3

    Equipping Your Staff With The Tools to Support ELLs

    With the ever-changing and growing ELL student population, schools now more than ever must be prepared to support these students in their educational journey in classrooms. This begins with realizing and acknowledging the need to provide the instructional staff with the necessary tools to help all ELLs succeed. Learn how one small school district in New Jersey with a rapidly growing ELL population has come to develop a plan of action to ensure its teachers are equipped with the best instructional tools to educate our ELLs in a Sheltered English Classroom approach while also continuing to monitor the growth and progress of the ELLs.

     

    Nicole Rios

    Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction

    East Newark (East Newark Public School)

     

    Salon 4

    Be happy! Be resilient! Be mentally healthy and balanced! - How Women Leaders Juggle the Demands of Personal, Work-Place Expectations, and Society Gender Norms

    Women in leadership positions juggle the demands of personal, work-place expectations, and society gender norms. The presentation will focus on the topic of balancing the overall demands of life and the impact on one’s mental health, and how resilience is at the core of managing a balanced, healthy, and fulfilling life. This session will incorporate research on resilience, happiness, mental health, related to maintaining a personal satisfying work and life balance. Participants will engage in reflection and productive conversations and gain additional tools to balance the expectations of being a woman and a leader of today and in the future.

     

    Ileana Garcia

    Principal

    Madison Public Schools

     

    Kathleen Koop

    Principal

    Madison Public Schools

     

    Salon 6

    Embracing Diversity in Education: Culturally Responsive Teaching Unveiled

    Culturally responsive teaching embraces and integrates students' diverse cultural backgrounds into the learning process, fostering an inclusive educational environment that validates and supports every student. This session aims to empower educators who recognize the importance of culturally responsive teaching but might be uncertain about how to start. It will highlight the significance of historical awareness in cultivating a culture that values diversity. Through this session, we'll explore practical ways to implement culturally responsive methodologies in classrooms, ensuring that all students benefit from inclusive learning experiences. We'll also focus on strategies to prioritize family engagement and establish collaborative partnerships with families. Educators will leave with a culturally responsive toolkit to support implementation in their buildings. Let's unite in this transformative journey towards creating a more inclusive and equitable learning environment.

     

    Twana Richardson

    Principal

    Long Branch Public Schools

     

     

    Salon 7

    Every Day Counts! 

    Promoting equity in education, our community is committed to making each day meaningful for all students, ensuring a welcoming and inclusive environment. Through a tiered system of support, we actively foster healthy attendance habits, embracing a holistic approach that nurtures the child's overall well-being and establishes trustful relationships. In my presentation, I will discuss the strategies and initiatives employed at Kuser Elementary School and my previous district, which have resulted in enhanced attendance and strengthened collaborative partnerships. These efforts aim to support families, guarantee improved attendance, and emphasize the significance of every school day. Participants will receive a plan of action ready to implement.

     

    Nydia Peake

    Principal

    Hamilton Township School District

     

    Tuesday, March 19

    Session 6 -2:45-3:45

    Lecture Suite

    Let's Laugh! Using Humor to Bring the Joy Back to Schools

    When was the last time you laughed at work? When you walk around your school, how many smiles do you see? If we really want to reach and teach post-pandemic students, and keep teachers and leaders in the profession, we need to bring back the joy of teaching, learning and leading. The question is, how do we incorporate laughter into today's climate and use it to enhance mental health and improve student outcomes? This session is about simple ways to turn up the fun, elevate the mood, raise morale, smile more and stress less.

     

    Tracey Severns

    Retired Educator

    Mt. Olive Township School District

     

    Salon 1

    Building Relationships Using a Trauma Informed Approach

    The ability to build and foster relationships with students allows them to succeed mentally, emotionally, and academically in our schools.  It also allows them the opportunity to heal from previous trauma.  Using a trauma informed approach, administrators and teachers will learn strategies that will support all our students in an appropriate and positive manner.  Attendees will take away strategies to implement in their districts specific to their teams.

     

    Andrea Dougherty

    Assistant Principal

    Gloucester City Public Schools

    Eliza Cadorette-Rawley

    Director of Curriculum

    Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional Schools

      

    Salon 2

    Transformative Leadership: The Role of Instructional Coaching in Education

    Instructional coaching plays a pivotal role in enhancing teaching practices, fostering a positive school culture, and facilitating meaningful change within educational
    institutions. This workshop aims to equip educational leaders and administrators with the necessary tools and strategies to effectively leverage instructional coaching for collective leadership, cultural development, capacity building, collaboration, and successful organizational change.

     

    Maria Martinez

    Instructional Coach

    Chesterfield Township

    Kristen McIntyre

    Instructional Coach

    Chesterfield Township

     

    Salon 3

    Women Leading Women: Focusing on Growth Leadership and Networking for Women

    It is said that one can always tell who the strong women are in the room; the women who naturally lift and inspire others. In this interactive session, we will engage you in an overview of how YOU can not only center yourself as a leader but how YOU can establish yourself as a “Growth Leader” for other women. We will share tangible examples of how regardless of your role in education, you can help grow the talent around you with the idea that there is enough room at the table for everyone. 

     

    Dr. Jeanene S. Dutt

    Superintendent

    North Warren Regional School District

     

    Dr. Melissa Stager

    Superintendent

    Clinton Township School District

     

    Ms. Corrina Parsio

    STEM Supervisor

    South Orange Maplewood

     

    Salon 4

    Operationalizing Supports for Multilingual Learners: A Collaborative Approach

    Join us for an insightful session where we delve into the practical aspects of supporting multilingual learners in a school district. Co-presented by Dr. Crystal Marr from Summit Public Schools and Susana Matos-Kruck from Up the Bar, this session will showcase our successful initiatives in teacher training for sheltered instructional practices and culturally responsive teaching for administrators. Attendees can expect a deep dive into the strategies and tools we've used to enhance access for multilingual learners, including our innovative partnership with a university to increase ESL certified staff. Learn how to implement these strategies in your own district and make a meaningful impact on the educational journey of multilingual students.

     

    Crystal Marr

    Director of Student Personnel Services

    Summit Public Schools

    Susana Matos-Kruck

    Founder and Owner

    Up the Bar

     

    Lucy Lakata

    Coach

    Up the Bar

     

    Salon 6

    Adventures in Wanderland: Coaching Self-Discovery and Goal Setting Through Wandering

    This session is aimed at administrators and coaches who want to create a supportive culture for staff wandering into unknown territory.  Learn how to guide teachers toward setting and accomplishing professional goals through themes of vulnerability and bravery.  Create a judgment-free zone and foster collaboration to increase morale and connection.  Wanderland is great for teachers new to a school, new to a grade level, and those working towards their tenure. Participants in this session will leave with a framework to structure their own Adventures in Wanderland groups in their schools.

    Jessica Bivans

    Literacy Teacher Coach

    Cherry Hill Public Schools

    Maria Rebstock

    Literacy Teacher Coach

    Cherry Hill Public Schools