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.

July 2016 Cohort Deadline

Please note that the deadline for applying for NJ EXCEL Models 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 is May 27, 2016.  

In The News

Hip, Hip Hooray!!

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

  • 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.

Congratulations and best wishes!

 

 

 

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Candidate Accomplishments

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

Jeanette Basilicato, Emanuel Cordero, Gail DeMarco, Dylan Fenton, James Hegedus IV, Susan Generoso, Rachel  Gough, Lauren Imbalzano, Sarah Karger, Jelena Komitas, Tania Miguelez, Madhuri Rodriguez, Lauren Snarski, Michael Tozzi, Christine Zambrio

 

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

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

Joseph Bocchino, Peter Krais, Katherine Zepka

 

 

 

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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 - Timber Creek High School (Gloucester Township), North - Parsippany Troy Hills (Morris County) and Central - NJPSA, Monroe Township (Middlesex County).