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:

  • 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, Michael Anderson, Christopher Carman, Mary-Lynn Birsin, Sinclair Bishop, Linda Bove, Gayle Brown, Megan Brown, Megan Bruder, Michael Corso, Theresa Derham, Marva Downer-Baird, Kristin Ducker, Mayreni Fermin, David Fusco, David Gray, Sean Hackbarth, Tammy Hobbs-Ginsberg, Joseph Karkowsky, Suzanne Kelly, Rehan Majeed, Kellilyn Mawson,       Maria Montroni-Currais, Michele Neal, Marie Noble, Carla Perez, Nadyne Perlin, Veronica Pitts, Charles Powell, Patrick Reed, Janice Reis, Keith Rygiel,   Lori Scabarozi, Marilyn Schwartz,  Mitchell Shatz,         Sandra Sivieri,   Nicole Stephens, Beverly Thames, Jared Toscano, Niaz Uddin, Brian Volpe

 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, Kathryn Schoerner

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

Harris Aaron, Carmen Archetto, Bonnie Burke, Courtney Caram-Sarni, Donna Cedermark, Thomas Connolly,       Vincent Costanzo,  Deborah Dawson,   Diane Delrusso,  Dena DeSantis, Abbie DiMenna, Scott Eveland, Nicole Gibbs, John Gottshalk,  Linda Griffin, Maria Gabriela Iannacone, Cari Johnson-Lopez, Jessica Kauffman, Kimberly Klaus,  Joan Kokoska, Melissa Lauri, Erin Lichtenwalner, Ralph Losanno, Jessica Loux, Kenneth Margolin,                     Gregory Margolis, Michelle Martino, Francisco Olaya, Sweety Patel, Selina Pewitt, Alexis Piombino,                   Stephen Puglia, Jacqueline Sarin, Kathryn Schoerner, Julie Scully, Lawrence Seid, Diana Silva, Nicholas Steffner, Denise Tighe, Brian Zatorski

 

 

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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).