After two arduous years that have tested us personally and professionally, in boardrooms, classrooms and in our homes, the New Jersey School Boards Association is overjoyed to be planning for an in-person Workshop 2022. Our annual flagship conference will be held Monday, Oct.  24 through Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

NJSBA held its last in-person conference pre-pandemic in 2019. In 2020 and 2021, the Association’s hardworking Workshop team devised the “next-best thing,” a state-of-the-art virtual program to meet capacity restrictions and changing health guidelines. It was not an easy feat, but the team did a phenomenal job.

Now, the annual Workshop will be back and we are — as this year’s theme appropriately touts: Facing the Future — Together!

I am proud to say that I have attended more than 40 Workshops during my career as a superintendent, executive county superintendent and as NJSBA’s executive director. Even though I will be retiring from my NJSBA post July 1, it’s still on my calendar. There is nothing like it!

I encourage all members, but especially the newest board of education officials elected since 2020, who have never had the chance to attend this incredible conference, to make sure it is on your calendar.

You will get to network, participate in meaningful discussions, ask questions, earn Board Member Academy and professional development credits and explore cutting-edge industry offerings. There will be more than 200 training sessions, 300 vendors and numerous student performances celebrating the diverse talents of New Jersey K-12 public school students.

Workshop is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators and the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials. This mighty partnership extends our reach at Workshop, attracting superintendents, business administrators, and directors of curriculum, facilities and technology and other school district leaders.

Workshop is a must-attend event. If you’re interested in having an impact on the lives of children, Workshop is where you can learn the skills to do just that.

Hope to see you there!


Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod
NJSBA Executive Director