Dear NJSBA family,

As the holiday season begins, I would like to wish each one of you moments filled with peace, joy and laughter – and plenty of the same throughout 2023.

Our planet is fragile, with news that is oftentimes troubling, but I live each day with the faith and conviction that bright days are here, and even brighter ones beckon. Over the past couple of years, you have faced numerous challenges head on – navigating school closures, hybrid learning, increased tension in our communities and the academic, social and emotional challenges that we’ve seen in the aftermath of the pandemic. You have accomplished this with a renewed sense of hope and promise for our children.

Your Association knows the challenges you’ve faced, and we stand ready to provide the training, insights and guidance you need to navigate whatever comes next as we recharge, regroup and recommit ourselves to our collective mission of helping every student achieve their full potential.

With all my best and gratitude for all that you do,

Dr. Timothy Purnell
Executive Director/CEO
New Jersey School Boards Association