Leadership Is In Your Future

The Foundation for Educational Administration (FEA) has expanded its NJ EXCEL (EXpedited Certification for Educational Leadership) Program, a state-approved non-traditional program leading to certification for supervisor, principal, school administrator, and director of school counseling services in lieu of traditional graduate studies in educational administration. Eligibility for NJ EXCEL includes a minimum of a master’s degree in a field related to education and four years of full-time experience as a teacher and/or educational specialist.

In The News

Hip, Hip Hooray!!

Congratulations to the following members of the NJ-EXCEL Community of Learners:

  • Gladys Rosario-Hubbard (July 2009/Model 3 South) was recently appointed as the Supervisor of Special Services in the Runnemede School District in South Jersey.  She will start the job in September 2015.
  • Michael Corso (January 2014/Model 3 North) has been appointed as K-12 Supervisor of Guidance in the Westwood Regional School District.  He will assume this position in September.
  • Hope Kornell (January 2010/Model 3 Central) was appointed as an Elementary Supervisor in the Toms River School District.  She was appointed in July 2015.
  • Kelly Kernasovic (July 2008/Model 1 Central) was appointed Principal of the Washington Street Elementary School in Toms River, NJ.  She assumed her position in July 2015.
  • Jamie Koransky (July 2012/Model 3 North) was recently appointed as Supervisor of Special Services in the Mountainside School District.  She began the job in July 2015.
  • Selina Pewitt (January 2014/Model 2 Central) has been appointed as the Director of Curriculum & Instruction in the Spotswood School District.  She assumed the position in July 2015.
  • Jennifer Hackett-Slimm (July 2014/Model 3 South) has been appointed as Supervisor of Instruction at the Pleasant Valley School in Harrison Township effective July 1, 2015.
  • Nathan Webber (July 20014/Model 2 Central) has been appointed as the Principal of Hamilton Township High School East (Steinert H.S.). 
  • Melanie Scharadin (January 2012/Model 3 South) was appointed as Assistant Principal at Northern Burlington Regional High School.  She has been in the position since October 2014.
  • Tracie Morrison (July 2014/Model 3 North) has just had her book Prayer Dancer published.
  • Kenneth Margolin (January 2014/Model 2-Central) was just appointed as Vice-Principal of Franklin High School in Somerset County.  He will start his job on July 1st.
  • Lynne Vosbikian (January 2013/Model 3-South) was recently appointed Vice-Principal at the Rosa International Baccalaureate Middle School in Cherry Hill.  She will begin her duties on July 1st.
  • Will Diaz II (January 2013/Model 2-North) was recently appointed as Vice-Principal at Fort Lee High School.  He will assume this position as of July 1st.
  • Gina Cinotti (July 2010/Model 1-Central) successfully defended her dissertation at Seton Hall University.  Dr. Cinotti is the Principal at the Netcong Elementary School.
  • Erik Roth (July 2013/Model 2-North) was recently appointed as Assistant Principal at the Creskill Middle School/High School in Creskill.
  • Cathy Gramata (January 2006/Model 3-Central) was appointed as Principal of the Leroy Gordon Cooper School in Old Bridge effective January 1, 2015.
  • Dawn Auerbach (July 2013/Model 1-North) and Kevin Smilon (July 2013/Model 1-North) were both appointed as Assistant Principals at the George Washington Middle School in Wayne, NJ.
  • Jaime Walker (January 2012/Model 3-North) has been appointed as the Director of Guidance in the Hopatcong School District.  She will officially start her new position in January 2015.
  • Kelly Harmon (July 2013/Model 3-Central) was just appointed as Supervisor for Curriculum for the Monmouth County Vocational School District.  She assumed the position in December 2014.
  • Monica Poland (July 2012/Model 3-South) was recently appointed as Assistant Principal of the Foster Early Childhood Center in Bridgeton, NJ.  She assumed the position in October 2014.

Congratulations and best wishes!

 

 

 

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Candidate Accomplishments

Congratulations to the following NJ-EXCEL candidates who have qualified for NJ Supervisor Certification as of January 1, 2015:

Harris Aaron, Kathryn Agresta, Michael Anderson, Wilma Ann Anderson, Janine Arciero, Elmer Arreago,       Mary-Lynn Birsin, Sinclair Bishop, Joseph Bocchino, Linda Bove, Gayle Brown, Megan Brown, Megan Bruder, Giuseppe Calella, Christopher Carman, Michael Corso, Frank Cottone, Jodie Craft, Theresa Derham,                       Marva Downer-Baird, Kristin Ducker, John Dunston, Mayreni Fermin, David Fusco, Charles Giachetti,   David Gray, Sean Hackbarth, Jennifer Hackett-Slimm, Reina Hernandez, Tammy Hobbs-Ginsberg, Joseph Karkowsky,             Suzanne Kelly, Brian Loiseau, Adi Madden, Rehan Majeed, Kellilyn Mawson, Gayle McClure, Justin Miller,    Francesca Miraglia, Maria Montroni-Currais, Michele Neal, Marie Noble, Jennifer Oberc, Heather Obertlik,           Carla Perez, Nadyne Perlin, David Phillips, Jessica Pignatello,  Veronica Pitts, Charles Powell, Patrick Reed,         Janice Reis, Keith Rygiel, Natalee Savage, Lori Scabarozi, Ryan Scheifler, Marilyn Schwartz, Mitchell Shatz,         Sandra Sivieri, Nicole Stephens, Kelly Stevenson-Bunero, Beverly Thames, Lysette Toro-Mays, Jared Toscano,         Niaz Uddin, Kimberly Vaticano, Brian Volpe, Jessica Wakula

 Congratulations to the following NJ-EXCEL candidates who have qualified for NJ Director of School Counseling Services as of January 1, 2015:

Erin Bianchella, Sweety Patel, Carla Perez, Kathryn Schoerner, Nicholas Steffner

Congratulations to the following NJ-EXCEL candidates who have qualified for NJ Certificate of Eligibility for Principal as of January 1, 2015:

Harris Aaron, Michael Anderson, Carmen Archetto, Erin Biancella, Mary Lynn Birsin, Sinclair Bishop, Gayle Brown, Bonnie Burke, Courtney Caram-Sarni, Christopher Carman, Donna Cedermark, Joanne Colacurcio,                        Edward Commerford,  Thomas Connolly, Michael Corso, Vincent Costanzo,  Deborah Dawson,   Diane Delrusso,    Dena DeSantis,    Abbie DiMenna, Jennifer Disanto, Kristin Ducker, Scott Eveland, Mayreni Fermin, Jessica Fessock, David Fusco, Charles Giachetti, Nicole Gibbs, Casey Gottliffe, John Gottshalk,    Linda Griffin, Sean Hackbarth,     Barry Haines, Kelly Harmon,  Evelyn Horner, Ryan Hudson, Maria Gabriela Iannacone, Cari Johnson-Lopez,         Jessica Kauffman,   Dawn Kaszuba, Suzanne Kelly, Kimberly Klaus,  Stephen Kline, Joan Kokoska, Melissa Lauri,     Erin Lichtenwalner, Ralph Losanno, Jessica Loux, Margaret Lynch, Kenneth Margolin, Gregory Margolis,            Patricia Martel, Michelle Martino, Kelly Mawson, Timothy McCorkle, Melissa Mergott, Bettyann Monteleone,        Maria Montroni-Currais,  Jennifer Oberc, Francisco Olaya, Sweety Patel, Carla Perez, Selina Pewitt,                           Bob Papageorgiou, Nadyne Perlin, Jessica Pignatello, Alexis Piombino, Charles Powell, Stephen Puglia,              Carmen Quaglia, Michael Quaglio, Lindsay Reed, Janice Reis, Deira Richardson, Jacqueline Sarin, Lori Scabarozi,  Kathryn Schoerner, Marilyn Schwartz, Julie Scully, Lawrence Seid, Mitchell Shatz, Diana Silva, Tania Sousa,      Nicholas Steffner, Dr. Nicole Stephens, Kelly Stevenson-Bunero, Beverly Thames, Denise Tighe, Jared Toscano,  Suzana Vieira, Lori Vilary, Brian Volpe, Sarah Wilton, Brian Zatorski

 

 

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NJ EXCEL Models

All NJ EXCEL Models are recommended for graduate credit by the American Council on Education (ACE).

NJ EXCEL Model #1
For practicing supervisors with 4+ years of supervisory experience — Required instructional seminars plus minimum 300 hours of field-based experiences, projects, and internships (12 months tuition = $7,800.00 - not including books)
Certifications: Principal, Director of School Counseling Services*
NJ EXCEL Model #2
For teachers and educational specialists with supervisor certification and practicing supervisors with less than 4 years of supervisory experience — Required instructional seminars plus minimum 300 hours of field-based experiences, projects, and internships (12-15 months tuition = $8,800.00 - not including books)
Certifications: Principal, Director of School Counseling Services*
NJ EXCEL Model #3
For teachers and educational specialists with at least 4 years of full-time educational experience — Required instructional seminars plus minimum 300 hours of field-based experiences, projects, and internships (18 months Tuition = $11,300.00 - not including books)
Certifications: Supervisor, Principal, Director of School Counseling Services*
NJ EXCEL Model #4
For individuals who have completed or are enrolled in a State-approved post-graduate program in educational leadership, and/or hold a Certificate of Eligibility for Principal or Standard Principal Certification — Field-based experiences including a 150-hour school administrator internship (6-12 months Tuition = $3,000)
Certifications: School Administrator Certification

* NOTE: Eligibility for Director of School Counseling Services certification requires 3 years of fulltime guidance counselor experience

Locations

NJ EXCEL is offered at southern, northern, and central New Jersey sites:  South - Timber Creek High School (Gloucester Township), North - Parsippany Troy Hills (Morris County) and Central - NJPSA, Monroe Township (Middlesex County).