• Executive Administrative Assistant: A Critical Professional Role


    NJASA presents "Executive Administrative Assistant: A Critical Professional Role."  For the 2023-2024 school year, we have created a four-part series of professional development offerings that will serve the interests and needs of the Executive Administrative Assistant.  Whether the Administrative Assistant works in a small, medium, or large district, the responsibilities are critical to the support of the Superintendent and the running of the school district.

    Each presentation will be topical in nature, based on the typical issues that arise during the school year. In addition, we will utilize a feedback survey prior to each session to ask those planning on attending to offer topics and/or areas of importance to include in the session.

    Attendees should be prepared to share their concerns and challenges, and discuss possible solutions, based on the experiences of others who face similar issues.

    Developing a Trusting Relationship, Understanding the Role, Expectations, DOE/State Reports, Professionalism, Past Practices, Communication, Liability, Time Management, HR Tasks are just a few focus areas and goals.

    We have brought together a panel of seasoned professionals representing Executive Administrative Assistants, Superintendents, and Board Attorneys.


    Dr. Mitzi Morillo, Superintendent, Mendham Borough School District

    Elizabeth Juliano, Administrative Assistant, Mendham Borough School District

    Joseph Isola, Superintendent, Howell Township Public Schools

    Kaity Gray, Executive Administrative Assistant, Howell Township Public Schools

    Dr. Colleen Murray, Superintendent, Lumberton Township School District

    Suzanne May, Administrative Assistant, Lumberton Township School District

    Jeffrey Caccese, Esq, Comengno Law Group

    This series will include four sessions, which will be held virtually, via Zoom, from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 11:00 a.m. Zoom link and agenda will be e-mailed to registrants 48 hours prior to session. Plans are in place to conduct in-person meetings in the Spring. 

    Session 1 - August 9, 2023: This session will give attention to tasks critical to the start of the school year. - Session Agenda

    Session 2 - November 7, 2023: This session will focus upon important and relevant issues as we approach mid-school year. - Session Agenda

    Session 3 - February 26, 2024
    : This session will look at issues that are important as you move toward the close of the school year. - Session Agenda

    Session 4 - May 22, 2024 (IN-PERSON) 9:00am - 12:00pm at Kean University/North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB) 6th Floor - 
    this session replaces the session scheduled for April 29. - Session Agenda