New EXCEL Staff Member

Ms. Ameena Terrell is our newest EXCEL staff member.  Ameena will be available during

weekday classes (M, W, Th) and Satudays for any program needs that you may have.

Wanda Grant is still available during weekday office hours for the same.  Welcome Ameena!

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.

January 2017 Cohort Deadline

Please note that the deadline for applying for NJ EXCEL January 2017 Models 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 is December 9, 2016.  

In The News

Hip, Hip Hooray!!

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

  • Giuseppe Calella (July 2014/Model 3 Central) was appointed as Assistant Principal of Holmdel High School effective July 1, 2016.
  • Erin Borino (January 2015/Model 3 North) was appointed K-12 Supervisor of Educational Technology in the Livingston School District effective July 1, 2016.
  • Michael Anderson (January 2014/Model 3 North) was appointed Principal of Memorial Junior School in Hanover Township effective July 1, 2016.
  • Stacy Winters (January 2016/Model 2 North) was appointed as STEM Supervisor at Randolph HS starting July 1, 2016.
  • Gerald Lyons (January 2015/Model 1 North) was appointed as Director of Food Services for the Jersey City School District.
  • Niaz Uddin (January 2014/Model 3 North) was appointed a Vice Principal for K-8 in Newark.
  • Michael Tozzi (January 2015/Model 3 Central) was appointed as Assistant Principal of the Walter C. Black E.S. in East Windsor Regional School District.  He will start in July 2016.
  • Shante James (January 2015/Model 2 Central) was appointed as District Supervisor of Special Education in the Asbury Park School District.
  • Carlea Dries (July 2010/Model 3 North) just had her Doctorate in School Psychology conferred on her by Fairleigh Dickinson University.
  • Katherine Agresta (July 2014/Model 3 South) was recently appointed as Supervisor in the Clementon School District in Camden County.  She begins her duties as of July 1, 2016.
  • Nicholas Steffner (July 2013/Model 3 Central) was appointed as Vice-Principal of Summit High School in Summit effective July 1, 2016.
  • Ryan Hudson (July 2014/Model 3 South) was recently appointed as Vice-Principal of Lakeside Elementary School in Millville.  His duties begin in July 2016.
  • Jodie Craft (July 2014/Model 3 North) was appointed as Vice-Principal of Elementary Schools in Tenafly.
  • Amanda Lamoglia (January 2015/Model 1 Central) was recently appointed as Director of Special Education in the Middletown School District.
  • Julie Glazer (January 2006/Model 2 Central) was appointed Superintendent of the Nutley School District.  She will assume these responsibilities as of July 1, 2016.
  • Elizabeth Parnagian (January 2005/Model 1 Central) was recently appointed as Supervisor of Non-Public Services with the Burlington County Office of Special Services.
  • Barbara Wilchensky (July 2014/Model 2 South) has been appointed as Director of Language Arts Literacy in the Birdgeton School District.  She will assume these duties as of July 1, 2016.
  • Mayreni Fermin-Cannon (July 2014/Model 3 Central) has been appointed as the Supervisor of ESL/Bilingual K-12 Education and Parent/Community Involvement Specialist in the Hamilton Township School District.  She will assume these responsibilities as of July 1, 2016.
  • Michael Anderson (July 2014/Model 3 North) was appointed Interim Assistant Principal at the Memorial Junior School in Hanover Township.  He started the position in March 2016.
  • JoAnn Chmielowicz (July 2013/Model 3 Central) was appointed as Principal of the Irwin Elementary School in East Brunswick as of December 2015.
  • Giovanni Giancaspro (January 2008/Model 3 North) was recently appointed as Superintendent of Schools for the East Rutherford School District in Bergen County.  He will start the job in July 2016.
  • Carla Perez (January 2014/Model 3 North) was appointed as Vice-Principal in the Dumont School District.  She will assume these responsibilities in February 2016.
  • Jack Marcellus (July 2005/Model 3 Central) was appointed as Superintendent/Principal of the Gibbsboro School District in S. Jersey.  He will assume the position in February 2016.
  • David Walker (July 2014/Model 2 Central) was appointed as Vice-Principal at Linden High School.  He will begin the job in January 2016.
  • Jennifer Welch (July 2014/Model 2 Central) was appointed as Assistant Principal at Passaic High School.  She will assume her responsibilities on January 1, 2016.
  • Megan Bruder (January 20124/Model 3 South) was appointed as Instructional Supervisor for STEM in the Kingsway Regional School District.  She will begin this position in January 2016.
  • Francesca Miraglia (July 2014/Model 3 Central) was appointed as English Supervisor 6-12 and ESL Supervisor K-12 in the Hamilton Township School District.  She assumed these responsibilities as of December 1, 2015.
  • Erin Biancella (July 2011/Model 3 Central) was appointed as Supervisor of Guidance in the Barnegat Township School District.
  • Jennifer Blevins (January 2015/Model 2 Central) was appointed as Supervisor of Middle School Social Studies in Edison Township in August 2015.
  • Lori Massey (July 2012/Model 3 South) was appointed as Supervisor of Langauge Arts in the Pennsauken School District.  She will assume these responsibilities as of November 2015.
  • Eve Kingsbury (July 2014/Model 2 North) was appointed as Vice-Principal of Lincoln Elementary School in Edison.  She will start the position in January 2016.
  • Juliana Meehan (January 2012/Model 3 North) has announced that select works from her collection Pax Rwanda: Embroideries of the Women of Savane Rutongo-Kibuye were featured at the 2015 "Circle of Sisters Expo" at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC on October 17th and 18th, 2015.
  • Peter Crawley (January 2015/Model 2 Central) was appointed as Supervisor of Mathematics, Science, Business and Technology in the Fort Lee School District this past July.
  • Thomas Connolly (July 2013/Model 3 North) was appointed as Vice-Principal of the Round Valley School in the Clinton Township School District.  He assumed his responsibilities on September 1, 2015.
  • Jennifer Gramble (July 2012/Model 3 South) was recently appointed as District Supervisor for Science in the Black Horse Pike Regional School District on July 1, 2015.
  • Trish Capitelli (January 2011/Model 3 North & January 2015/Model 4 North) was appointed as Superintendent of the Totowa Boro School District.  She assumed those responsibilities in July 2015.
  • Charles Powell (January 2014/Model 3 North) was recently appointed as Vice-Principal at the Cape May County Vocational School District.  He will start his responsibilities in September 2015.
  • Timothy McCorkle (July 2013/Model 3 North) has been appointed as Vice-Principal of Byram Intermediate School in Sussex County starting in September 2015.
  • 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.

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Candidate Accomplishments

Congratulations to the following NJ-EXCEL candidates who have qualified for NJ Supervisor Certification after November 1, 2015:

Fatma Abdelaziz, Suzanne Ackley, Arnold Almaguer, Michael Appelgen, Jeanette Basilicato, Lauren Besante,           Melissa Brockway, Edward Bucior, Emanuel Cordero, Donna Coulter, Gail DeMarco, Jean Dortissant, Tracy Espiritu, Dylan Fenton, Heidi Fisler, Stephen Fradkin, Susan Generoso, Tania Goncalves, Rachel  Gough,                              Monika Grzegorzek, James Hegedus IV, Laura Heimlich, Lauren Imbalzano, Barbara Kalimanis, Sarah Karger,          Jelena Komitas, Tania Miguelez, Viviana Morales-Burgess, Ann Morris, Nalan Musa, Nilaja Mussa, Natalie O'Neil,   James Phillips, Madhuri Rodriguez, Megan Romero, Carol Rush, JoAnn Rytel, Nadine Sanchez, Lauren Snarski,    Maureen Tuohy,  Michael Tozzi, Edmee Valentin, Craig Wille, Christine Zambrio 

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

Alexandra Biancosino, Paulette Kohout, Brian Loiseau, Tracie Morrison

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

Veronica Alvero, Elmer Arrega, Lauren Besante, Alexandra Biancosino, Jennifer Blevins, Joseph Bocchino,                   Elisa DiLolle, Marva Downer-Baird, Robert Downes, John Dunston, Mya Fair, Dylan Fenton,                               Jacqueline Fik, Genique Flournoy-Hamilton, Susan Generoso, Robyn Gigante, Jennifer Hackett-Slimm, Joseph Hagan III, James Hegedus, Ryan Hilligus, Christina Ingraffia-Scaduto, Randall Johnson, Benjamin Joseph, Sarah Karger,            Angela Keegan, Robyn Klim, Grace Ko, Jason Koenigsberg,  Paulette Kohout, Peter Krais, Brian Louiseau,         Stephanie Lukasiewicz, Cathy Jo Lyver-Speidel, Karen MacPherson, Wallace Maines, Rehan Majeed, Dana Maloney,  Lisa Marlow, Annemarie Mattia, Tania Miguelez, Anne Marie Miller, Francesca Miraglia, Viviana Morales-Burgess, Carolyn Morris, Michele Neal,  Allison Palladino, Hetal Patel, Heydi Quezada-Buitrago, Douglas Reynolds, Jodi Rinehart, Julie Rossi,  Carol Rush, Lori Scheps, Alisa Singer, Lauren Snarski, Joseph Spafford, Sean Thomas, Michael Tofte, Michael Tozzi, Robert Trivellini, Tara Weber, Craig Wille, Kycied Zahir, Christine Zambrio, Katherine Zepka

 

 

 

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NJ EXCEL Models

All NJ EXCEL Models can meet graduate credit available through Thomas Edison State University).

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 = $8,250.00 - 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 = $9,250.00 - 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 = $11,900.00 - 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 = $3,150) - if individual has passed the SSA exam then (Tuition = $2,800)
Certifications: School Administrator Certification
NJ EXCEL Model #5
For those Candidates who only need the 300 hr School Based Internship for the Principal CE as determined in a written transcript evaluation by the NJ Department of Education. Tuition is $2,500. Mentoring fees are included. 
* 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).