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Tuesday, October 25

9:30am EDT

Using Best Leadership Practices to Manage and Lead Educational Organizations
Throughout more than 25 years in school leadership, including 15 years as a high school principal and six years as a superintendent, Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District Superintendent Thomas A. Coleman Jr. has ventured outside the educational box, exploring leadership strategies from successful private sector companies such as the Walt Disney Company and Stephen Covey's Programs. A two-time attendee at Disney Leadership Training (most recently in December) and certified Disney Leader, he has successfully gleaned and implemented many strategies from these programs. This presentation will take these leadership principles from the private sector and show how they can be successfully implemented in educational settings. Says the presenter: I firmly believe we have much to learn from the successful leadership strategies in the private sector, and the successes I have enjoyed with organizations I have led are a testament to that.


Thomas A Coleman Jr

Superintendent, Woodstown Pilesgrove Regional School District

Tuesday October 25, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

11:00am EDT

Mitigating the Impact of Declining Enrollment in Your District
Declining enrollment in local school distrcts creates significant challenges for many school districts in New Jersey. This decline has been exacerbated by the simultaneous decrease in state funding, often accompanied by a decline in the local tax base. The increased demands for academic improvement, rising costs for such items as health care, wages, transportation, and utilities as well as additional “unfunded” mandates and the 2 percent tax cap levy place a great strain on many districts. This session will focus on exploring possible solutions and strategies that will assist your board in addressing the impact of declining enrollment while maintaining the quality of the education you provide to your students. Consolidation, regionalization, distance learning, sharing services, and “choice” are some of the options that will be explored.


Mary Gassman

Field Service Rep, NJSBA

Gwen H Thornton

Field Service Representative, NJSBA

Tuesday October 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

A Blueprint for STEAM Learning
STEAM learning integrates the arts into exploration of science, technology, engineering, and math. Arts integration practices have proven to have a positive impact on student development, student achievement and school climate. This session will provide participants with background information on STEAM, as well as a blueprint for building a quality STEAM program and recommendations for implementation.


Emil Binotto

Middle School Principal, Hopatcong Borough Schools

Wendy Liscow

Education Program Officer, Geraldine R Dodge Foundation

Shawna Longo

Teacher, Hopatcong Borough Schools

Robert Morrison

Chair, New Jersey Arts Education Partnership

Mary Reece

Member, Foundation for Educational Administration

Kurt Zimmermann

Teacher, Hopatcong Borough Schools

Tuesday October 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm EDT

Education Foundations: Engaging Business, Industry, and Community as Partners
Learn how the Trenton Public Education Foundation (TPEF) and the Trenton school district are working together with a community arts team to create a strategic arts education plan for all Trenton school students as part of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Any Given Child program. There will be a panel discussion with the executive director of the TPEF; McCarter Theatre Center's education and engagement director ; a district representative; and other members of the Any Given Child Community Arts Team.


Ellen Mushinski

Executive Director, Trenton Public Education Foundation

Erica Nagel

Education and Engagement Director, McCarter Theatre Center

Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm EDT

Student Achievement and Collective Bargaining
Does your collective bargaining agreement promote teacher quality andstudent achievement? Learn how different contract provisions affect teacher quality and explore how the collective bargaining agreement can be tailored to make student achievement the touchstone for decisions regarding resource allocation.


Patrick Duncan

Manager Labor Relations, NJSBA

Tuesday October 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Wednesday, October 26

11:00am EDT

TEACHNJ Four Years Later: What Have We Learned?
When the new tenure law, “TEACHNJ,” was adopted in 2012, the Legislature declared its purpose to be “to raise student achievement by improving instruction;” while Gov. Chris Christie announced that it would lead to a dramatic reduction in the time and cost of removing ineffective teachers. This session will address whether TEACHNJ has achieved these goals. Attorneys who have represented school districts in tenure charge cases will discuss their experiences in TEACHNJ arbitration, recent arbitration decisions, and whether the procedures established by TEACHNJ are achieving its stated goals.


Brenda C Liss Esq

Partner, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP

Bernard Mercado Esq

Associate Deputy General Counsel, Newark Public Schools

Wednesday October 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

1:00pm EDT

Outmigration by the Numbers: How Do We Stop the Exodus?
NJBIA's recent report on outmigration indicated the state lost $18 billion in net adjusted-gross-income over the last decade, resulting in a dramatic, negative impact on the state's economy. The found that those who left the state did so for locations with lower taxes and a lower cost of living such as Pennsylvania and Florida. In particular, millennials were the largest cohort that left the state including college students and young professionals.
This session will explore the report, and discuss how the state can act more effectively to keep young people in-state.


Michele Siekerka

President and CEO, NJ Business & Industry Association

Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

2:30pm EDT

Accreditation Your Way: A Customized Approach to School Improvement
This session will focus on the value of accreditation as an effective and affordable strategic planning and school improvement tool. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to accreditation, and this session will help school leaders choose an accreditation protocol that best meets their needs and leads to the outcomes they seek.

Wednesday October 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

4:00pm EDT

What Every Board Member Needs to Know About Special Education
On average, up to 25 percent of a district budget includes special education expenses, and from 10 to 22 percent of the student body is eligible for special education services. In this session, participants will learn some of the key concepts in special education; what questions to ask about a district's special education expenses; how to understand the “lingo of acronyms” associated with special education matters, and more. Presenters include a director of special education who also serves as a board member; and an experienced school board attorney, who has mediated and litigated cases in all levels of the state and federal administrative and court system.


Gerard Crisonino

Director of Special Education, Jersey City Public Schools
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Nathanya Simon, Esq.

Partner, Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso LLC

Wednesday October 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Thursday, October 27

9:30am EDT

Get Engaged to Ensure a Successful Referendum
Passing a referendum and overcoming the doubts of a skeptical public is more challenging than ever. Before dollars are determined and before project presentations are made, engaging with your public the right way can vastly improve how your referendum is perceived and your potential for success. In today’s era of social media, breaking through the information overload to reach your community in a meaningful way requires new thinking and smart communications planning. Through case studies and candid discussion, attendees will learn time-tested and newly successful strategies as well as pitfalls to avoid. Join us to foster referendum success!


Laura Bishop

Managing Principal, Laura Bishop Communications LLC
Laura Bishop Communications is a public relations firm based in South Jersey with an extensive practice in public relations and marketing communications for schools and education related businesses and organizations. As president of the NJ School PR Association (NJSPRA), I am passionate... Read More →

Diane Fox

Business Administrator, Middle Township Public Schools

Steve Siegle, AIA, LEEDap

Principal, Spiezle Architectural Group

Dr David Salvo

Superintendent, Middle Township Public Schools

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Spiezle Architectural Group Inc

Platinum Sponsor, Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.
Provides architectural planning and interior design services. We plan and design every project to support your goals - while creating comfortable efficient spaces for learning.

Thursday October 27, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Room 413 One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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