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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 member of the NJ-EXCEL Community of Learners:

  • Alxis Piombino (January 2014) was recently appointed as Supervisor of Special Education in the Springfield Township School District.
  • Christine Smith (July 2008) was appointed as the new Principal of Memorial Middle School in Spotswood, NJ. She was formerly Vice-Principal at the Auten Road Intermediate School.
  • Marc Lawrence (January 2014) was recently appointed as Vice-Principal of West Orange Middle School.
  • Jeanette Bruno (January 2011) was recently appointed as an Assistant Principal in Freehold Boro.
  • JoAnn Nocera (January 2013) was appointed as Supervisor of Instruction K-5 in the Toms River School District in July 2014.
  • David Waxman (January 2009) has been serving as Vice-Principal at the Reading-Flemington Intermediate School in the Flemington-Rariton Regional School District since July 2013.

Congratulations and best wishes to all of them!

 

 

 

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Candidate Accomplishments

Congratulations to the following NJ-EXCEL candidates who have qualified for NJ Supervisor Certification effective January 1, 2014:

Salvatore Angona, Patricia Barry, Lakeyba Brown, JoAnn Chmielowicz, Thomas Connolly, David Cutts, John DeLong, Gwendoline Duralek, Heather Elkin (Director of School Counseling), Genique Flournoy-Hamilton, Nicole Frankonis, Denise Geddis,  John Gottshalk, Jennifer Griffith (Director of School Counseling), Mary Hernandez,  Maria Iannacone, Benjamin Isecke, Dee Kalman, Denise Kane, Kathleen Keenan, Harry Kelada, Matthew Kessler, Kimberly Klaus, Melissa Lauri, Michael Liebmann, Ralph Losanno, Jessica Loux, Michael Quaglio, Deborah Roberts-Marcantonio, Timothy McCorkle, Bettyann Monteleone, Hector Munoz, Alak Parmar, Sweety Patel, Stephen Puglia, Jason Richardson, Torrie Rumph-Hurd, Kim Schumacher, Diana Silva, Nicholas Steffner, Nancy Strickland-Knitter, Denise Tighe

Congratulations to the following NJ-EXCEL candidates who have qualified for NJ Certificate of Eligibility for Principal effective January 1, 2014:

Lawrence Abramowitz, Nicole Acevedo, Dawn Auerbach, Meghan Barrios, Patricia Barry, Sara Bright, Darcy Brown, Myroslawa Cahn,  Kenneth Chlodnicki, Diane Collazo-Baker, Roseanne Cavallo, Heidi Daunoras, Angelic Delcher, John DeLong, William Diaz, Mark DiBiasse, Joy Dominic, Jessica Duffield-Bivans, Gwendoline Duralek, Heather Elkin, Eda Ferrante, Curtis, Finnegan, David Fowler, Cari Gallagher, Salvatore Gambino, Nicole Gianfredi, Adam Gibbons, Christine Grabowski, Ross Graham, Ryan Groeger, Mary Hernandez, Peter James,  Dee Kalman, Ahmed Kandil, Melissa Kasmin, Kathleen Keenan, Tina Kennis, Matthew Kessler, Donna Ksiazck, Daniel Lederer, Melanie Lisitski, Erika Lum, Megan Manetta, Dana Marinaccio, Kathleen McCabe, Erin Brady-McGeough-Fedina, Juliana Meehan, Jennifer Michal, Linda Munzial-Andrews,  James Nesmith, John Niesz, JoAnn Nocera,  John Palatucci, Daniel Paolucci, Alak Parmar, Andrew Paull, Monica Poland, Hector Perez, Deborah Roberts-Marcantonio, Gregory Roper, Luis Ros, Jeanie Ruban, Paul Salisbury, Donna Santangelo, Kim Schumaker, Joseph Senerchia, Mary Sens-Azara, Dana Sirotiak, Kevin Smilon,  Joseph Soporowski, Jennifer Sowa, Alex Stagliano, Kurt Stofko, Nancy Strickland-Knitter, Juan Swist, Maryannn Villegas, Lynne Vosbikian (Including Director of School Counseling Services), Kerri Walsifer, Michael Wansaw, Melissa Weinberg, Terry Woolard, Christopher Zegar

 

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NJ EXCEL News Archive

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 - Highland High School (Camden County), North - Parsippany Troy
Hills (Morris County) and Central - NJPSA, Monroe Township (Middlesex County).