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Keynote Speakers

Thursday, October 18, 2018



Founder of Kevin Carroll Katalyst/LLC, author, speaker, change agent

Kevin Carroll is the founder of Kevin Carroll Katalyst/LLC and the author of three highly successful books, Rules of the Red Rubber Ball, What’s Your Red Rubber Ball?! and The Red Rubber Ball at Work, published by ESPN, Disney Press and McGraw-Hill. As an author, speaker and agent for social change (a.k.a. the Katalyst), it is Carroll’s “job” to inspire businesses, organizations and individuals—from CEOs and employees of Fortune 500 companies to schoolchildren—to embrace their spirit of play and creativity to maximize their human potential and sustain more meaningful business and personal growth.

After serving in the Air Force for ten years and earning his college degree, Carroll became an athletic trainer at the high school and collegiate levels in Philadelphia. His expertise in sport performance recognized by the 76ers organization and led to his job as the head athletic trainer for the Philadelphia 76ers in 1995. While at the 76ers, Nike tapped Carroll to bring his unique experiences to the sneaker giant in 1997. At Nike he was instrumental in helping the company develop a deeper understanding of athletic product performance, team dynamics and interpersonal communication. Carroll left Nike in 2004 to create his own company, Kevin Carroll Katalyst/LLC, committed to elevating the power of sport and play around the world.

Carroll holds a Master of Science degree in Health Education from St. Joseph’s University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication with a minor in Physical Education from Angelo State University and an Associates Degree in Interpreting and Translating from the Community College of the Air Force. Carroll is a frequent visiting professor across the United States.

Friday, October 19, 2018


Former administrator, English teacher, football coach, author

Mike Schmoker is a former administrator, English teacher, and football coach. He has written six books and dozens of articles for education journals, newspapers, and TIME magazine.

His most recent book is the best-selling Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning. His previous bestseller Results Now: How We Can Achieve Unprecedented Improvements in Teaching and Learning was a finalist for book of the year by the Association of Education Publishers.Schmoker is the 2014 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award by the National Association of Secondary School Principals for his publications and presentations. He has consulted and presented keynotes throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and the Kingdom of Jordan. He now lives in Tempe, Ariz., with his wife, Cheryl.

2018 Fall Conference Schedule

Thursday, October 18, 2018

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Registration | Buffet Breakfast| Exhibits | School Band

9:00 am – 9:15 am
Welcome: NJPSA President  (Atlantic Ballroom)
Conference Format: NJPSA Executive Director Patricia Wright

9:15 am – 10:15 am
Keynote: Kevin Carroll (Atlantic Ballroom)

10:15 am – 10:45 am
Break and Exhibits (Monmouth Ballroom)

10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Session I Workshops

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Buffet Lunch and Exhibits (Monmouth Ballroom)

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Session II Workshops

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Break and Exhibits (Monmouth Ballroom)

3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Session III Workshops

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Awards for Conference Sponsors
Networking Reception | Exhibits | Prizes (Monmouth Ballroom)

Hotel check-in is between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Dinner is on your own.

Friday, October 19, 2018

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Registration | Buffet Breakfast | Exhibits

8:30 am – 9:30 am
Welcome: NJASCD President (Atlantic Ballroom)
Keynote: Mike Schmoker

9:30 am – 10:15 am
Opening Remarks (Atlantic Ballroom)
National Awards | Visionary Awards | NJASCD Award Presentation

10:15 am – 10:45 am
Break and Exhibits (Monmouth Ballroom)

10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Session I Workshops

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Buffet Lunch and Exhibits (Monmouth Ballroom)

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Session II Workshops

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Exhibits | Prizes | Conference Closing (Monmouth Ballroom)

2018 Conference Location

Ocean Place Resort & Spa

1 Ocean Blvd, Long Branch, NJ 07740

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