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    Press Release

    Contact Anne H. Gallagher

    NJASA Director of Communications

    609-599-2900, ext. 126



    Wednesday, January 18th, 9:30-11:30 am

    NJASA Headquarters, Trenton




    Trenton, New Jersey, January 13, 2012 ... Geraldine Carroll, Superintendent and Director of Curriculum, Lindenwold Public Schools, and President of the Great Schools of New Jersey will facilitate a panel discussion on the NJ Teacher Evaluation Pilot Program on Wednesday, January 18th, at the Headquarters of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA) in Trenton.


    The program, an initiative of the New Jersey State Department of Education, is implementing different evaluation models during the current school year in ten volunteer school systems with the support of $1,160,000 in state funding; the Newark Public Schools with financial support of the Gates Foundation; and schools receiving federal School Improvement Grants.


    The distinguished panelists include:


    Robert Fisicaro           Implementation Manager EE4NJ, NJ Department of Education

    Darleen Gearhart        SIG Project Director, Office of Innovation and Change, Newark Public Schools

    Stan Karp                    Director, Secondary Reform Project, Education Law Center

    Laura Morana             Superintendent, Red Bank Borough Public Schools


    The Great Schools of New Jersey, within NJASA, is an association of high needs school districts organized to provide a forum for the discussion about and promotion of quality education for high needs students.


    Under the leadership of Carroll, the Great Schools of New Jersey representatives meet monthly to increase their professional knowledge; speak on behalf of their students; learn from their colleagues; and develop and advocate positions to enhance quality education for all students in high needs school districts.


    Carroll, a prolific writer and noted author of curriculum-related materials, was selected the 2012 NJASA Southern Regional Superintendent of the Year. She also presents innovative curriculum-related initiatives at state and county professional development opportunities for NJASA.


    NJASA Executive Director Richard G. Bozza said, “Gerri’s can-do attitude and her strategic leadership continue to move education forward in the Lindenwold District and in our Garden State. She is a dedicated, hard-working professional who constantly strives to improve the educational quality for all students through her knowledge, experience and enthusiasm.”


    About NJASA:

    The New Jersey Association of School Administrators is an organization of chief education officers and school administrators who lead school districts in New Jersey’s 21 counties. The Association’s mission is to ensure a superior statewide system of education. Through ongoing professional training and education, the Association shares knowledge among its members about best practices from both educational and administrative perspectives. Its goal is to move education forward by ensuring the highest quality of instruction for all New Jersey children.