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2022 NJPSA/FEA/NJASCD Fall Conference: Honoring Courageous Leadership

In addition to our keynote speakers, Heather Younger and Michael Jr., the 2022 Fall Conference features a great lineup of workshop sessions designed by a select group of school leaders and others from the education field. This year’s event kicks off with optional Pre-Conference sessions presented by NJPSA’s retirement guru Bob Murphy and LEGAL ONE’s education law expert David Nash for those of you who would like to launch your Fall Conference experience on Wednesday.


Pre-Conference

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

3:30pm – 5:30pm
Early Conference Registration

5:15pm – 6:30pm
Pre-Conference Workshop Sessions

LEGAL ONE HIB Law Update – Director of Legal Education and National Outreach

Description coming soon. – Room: TBA

Retirement – Bob Murphy, Assistant Executive Director and Director of Retirement Services, NJPSA

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Workshop Sessions

Thursday, October 13, 2022

11:15am – 12:30pm
Session #1 Workshops

LEGAL ONE – Director of Legal Education and National Outreach

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So You Want to be an Administrator, Now What? Supporting Aspiring Leaders – Corey Cohen, Teacher Leader/Co-Founder of Somerset County Future Administrators, Somerville Public Schools | Corrina Parsio, Science Teacher/Teacher leader/Skills USA Advisor, Somerville Public Schools | Freddie Shaker, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction, Somerville Public Schools

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New Jersey Schools to Watch – High Performing Middle Grade Schools Advancing Excellence in Middle Level Education – Rick Delmonaco, Co-Director NJ Schools to Watch/Principal, Carl H. Kumpf MS, Clark | Aimee Toth, Co-Director, NJ Schools to Watch/Principal - NJ Schools To Watch/Mountain View Middle School/Mendham

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Creating a Culture of Data – Natalie Franzi Dougherty, Supervisor of Elementary Education, K12 Instructional Technology & K12 ELL, Campbell Elementary School, Metuchen Public Schools | Kristina Bormann, Response to Intervention Teacher, Campbell Elementary School, Metuchen Public Schools | Meghan Jeney, Response to Intervention Teacher, Campbell Elementary School, Metuchen Public Schools

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Leading in a Multilingual and Multicultural Environment: Lessons from Singapore – JoAnne Negrin, Ed.D. Supervisor, ESL/Bilingual/World Languages/Performing Arts, Vineland Public Schools

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Mindfulness for Educators – Pamela Moore, Assistant Superintendent, Millville BOE

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Leading Change – Making Change Part of the Culture – Anthony Petruzzelli, Superintendent, Westampton Township Public Schools

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Freshman Seminar - Senior Mentoring program/course – Terence Johnson, Assistant Principal, Cumberland Regional High School | Joseph Spoltore, Assistant Principal, Cumberland Regional High School

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Creating a Culture of Collaboration and a Collective Purpose of Learning for All – Annie Corley-Hand, Principal, Berkeley Heights Public School District | Michele Gardner, Director of Special Services, Berkeley Heights Public School District

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A Roadmap to Inclusive Practices in High-Quality PreK Programs – Michael Vargas, Director of Early Childhood Education - Belleville Public Schools | Scott Passner, NBT Supervisor of Preschool Programs/ Principal of NBTCC - North Brunswick Township Schools | Gina Acosta, Lead Infant and Early Childhood Consultation Specialist -Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health, Montclair State University

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Thursday, October 13, 2022

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Session #2 Workshops

LEGAL ONE – Dave Nash, Director of Legal Education and National Outreach

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Sharing Success and Failing Forward: Top Lessons on Leadership – Tom Sharples, Assistant Principal - William Annin Middle School, Bernards Township | Neel Desai, Principal - Piscataway School District | Truc-Lan Vu, Assistant Principal - Washington Elementary School, Edison Township Public Schools

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Harnessing Digital Tools to Promote SEL Within Your School Community – Scott Wisniewski, Assistant Principal

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Windows and Mirrors: Do all your students see themselves in the texts they read? – Kaitlin McCann, Assistant Principal

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Do’s and Don’ts of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Navigating the DEI Space in School Settings – George E. Jackson, Ed.D., Educational Consultant

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Stress: It’s a Social Problem. – Nadine Miles, Founder/Owner, Functional Medicine Physician Assistant

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Navigating Courageous Leadership: Would You Follow You? – Dr. Robin L. Moore, Principal

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CAR: Fueling the Journey with Collective Efficacy and Systems Thinking – Pat Wright, Executive Director Emerita, NJPSA

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It Starts Now: Preventing School Refusal by Detecting the Early Warning Signs and Implementing Early Intervention Strategies – Jessica Gluck, Assistant Director of Special Services | Ray Renshaw, Director of Special Services

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Compassionate Leadership – Allison Staffin, Assistant Principal | Dr. Kwame Morton, Sr., Assistant Superintendent

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Thursday, October 13, 2022

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Session #3 Workshops

Retirement – Bob Murphy, Assistant Executive Director and Director of Retirement Services, NJPSA

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Government Relations – Debra Bradley, Director of Government Relations

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NJASCD Ignite: Honoring Courageous Leadership – NJASCD

DJoin NJASCD and friends for a fast-paced, high-energy, action-packed Ignite! session. 10 presenters will each share 20 slides in 5 minutes focused on the conference theme of Courageous Leadership. Participants will learn from each presenter’s unique perspective and have the opportunity to network with other attendees and reflect on their leadership values. – Room: TBA

Strategies for Leading an Arts Integration Initiative in your School or District - Kim Tucker, Adjunct Professor and Educational Consultant – Stockton University and NJPSA/FEA | Phil Pallitto, Instructional Coach - Somers Point School District

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Why Morale Matters - Building Staff Morale – Jennifer Viaud-Macones, Principal, Birchwood Elementary | Andrea Padelsky, Assistant Principal, Madison High School

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A System of Teacher Beliefs: Strengthening Educator Efficacy with Organizational Mindfulness – Bruce ‘B.C.’ Preston, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Personnel

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Developing a Common Language for your ESL and Special Education Teams – Dr. Suzan Radwan, Director of Special Services , Hillsborough Public Schools | Dr. JoAnne Negrin, Supervisor of ESL, Bilingual Education, World Languages, & Performing Arts, Vineland Public Schools | Juia Ochoa, Supervisor of ESL and Bilingual Programs, Franklin Township Public Schools

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Creating a Collective and Cost-Effective SEL Model: Increasing Competency, Cultural Responsiveness, and Community Connections that Promote Mental Health and Wellness in Schools – Ryan Kline, Director of Special Services - Belleville Schools | Dr. Silvia C. Pastor, District Psychologist, Belleville Schools | Stephen Puglia, Assistant Director of Special Services - Belleville Schools

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Workshop Sessions

Friday, October 14, 2022

9:00 am – 10:15 am
Session #1 Workshops

LEGAL ONE – Dave Nash, Director of Legal Education and National Outreach

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Building Relationships Using a Trauma Informed Approach – Andrea Dougherty, Vice Principal, Gloucester City Public Schools

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ABC’s of Early Literacy Assessment – Susan E. Miller

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Leading Change in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Engaging and Empowering Stakeholders through Strategic Planning – Susan Totaro, Supervisor for Curriculum and Instruction, K-12,West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District High School South | Barbara Gould, Director of Counseling, Health and Wellness, West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District High School South | Jessica Cincotta, Principal, West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District High School South

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Educator Resiliency Coaching – Patrick Higgins, Jr., Assistant Superintendent -Rockaway Township Public Schools | Michelle Dickinson, Workplace Mental Health Strategist & Resilience Coach - Trifecta MH, LLC

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Evolving Our Priorities Regarding Cybersecurity in K-12 Schools: Preparing for the Threats Posed by Phishing, Ransomware, and Unprepared Staff Members – Dr. Herbert Peluzzo, Department Chair for Social Studies and Media Services, East Brunswick Public Schools

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Moving from Compliance to Engagement: Leadership that Builds Collective Efficacy – Barbara Wilchensky, Director of Curriculum, LAL/SS, Bridgeton Public Schools | Monica Poland, Principal, Bridgeton Public Schools

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The New Standards for Professional Learning –Julie Glazer, President, Learning Forward New Jersey | Kim Tucker, Past President, Learning Forward New Jersey | Kim Honnick, President-Elect, Learning Forward New Jersey

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Supporting LGBTQIA+ Folks in Our Communities – Louis Noha Manziano (they/them/theirs), Instructional Coach, Somerville

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The Mindful Principal – Joseph Diskin, Principal, Somerville Public Schools | Joseph Walsh, Principal, Somerville Public Schools

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Friday, October 14, 2022

10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Session #2 Workshops

Retirement – Bob Murphy, Assistant Executive Director and Director of Retirement Services, NJPSA

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Being a Growth Leader, Empowering Aspiring Classroom Leaders – Melissa Stager, Superintendent, Clinton Township School District | Corrina Parsio, Teacher leader, SkillsUSA Advisor, Science Educator, Somerville Schools

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Personalized Learning Digital Tools and Strategies – Veronique Lambert, Schools Program Manager, Sustainable Jersey and the Sustainability Institute @ The College of New Jersey | Tiffany Lucey, Supervisor of Educational Technology, Careers and Life Skills, Toms River Regional School District; Dr. Rebecca Kreider, Supervisor of IT and STEAM, Mount Olive Township School District

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Evaluating Curriculum to be Culturally Responsive – Lois Baldwin, Hopewell Valley Regional School District | Vicky Pilitsis, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Hopewell Valley Regional School District

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Ignite the S.P.A.R.K for LEADERS – JoAnn Nocera, Supervisor of Instruction, East Dover Elementary/Toms River School District

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How To Leverage Community Partnerships to Create Summer Programs – Frank Riley, Assistant Superintendent of Leadership and Innovation, Long Branch Public Schools | Nicole Esposito, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Long Branch Public Schools

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Developing the Teacher Leaders Among Us with a TLC (Teacher Leader Cadre) – Danielle M. Shanley, Superintendent, New Milford Public School District | Lauren Odoksta, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, New Milford Public School District | Caridad Chrisomalis, Director of Constructivist Learning, New Milford Public School District

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Intent to Impact: Scaling Social and Emotional Learning District Wide – Kelly Williams, Director, East Orange School District; Brandon Frame, Director, Urban Assembly | AbdulSaleem Hasan, Superintendent, East Orange School District

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Leveraging Student and Parent Tier 1 and Tier 2 Supports through Linkages with your County’s Care Management Organization – Dr. Paul Barbato, Dumont Public Schools

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