Acting New Jersey Commissioner of Education Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan will speak at Workshop 2023, addressing attendees at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24 in the keynote theater.

Nominated in October 2020 by Gov. Phil Murphy to serve as commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education, she is a proud product of a New Jersey public school education. She draws on lessons learned through her career in public education to lead the New Jersey Department of Education as an organization that is valued for being quick to listen, precise in execution and able to advance access to high-quality education for all students.

Allen-McMillan began her career in education as a substitute teacher and educator in East Orange Public Schools, prior to serving as an assistant principal and principal in the South Orange-Maplewood School District, and as an assistant superintendent in both Irvington Public Schools and Newark Public Schools. Additionally, she launched the Marion P. Thomas Charter School in Newark, New Jersey. Most recently, she served the NJDOE as the interim executive county superintendent for Morris County. She welcomed the opportunity to lead an organization with the goal of strengthening teaching, leading and learning to increase educational equity for New Jersey’s nearly 1.4 million students.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University, a master’s in educational administration and a doctorate in education, leadership, management and policy, both from Seton Hall University. She has received numerous awards and has been featured in numerous publications from varying local news outlets to U.S. News & World Report.

About Workshop 2023 Workshop includes four full days of networking opportunities and professional development, including leadership training, keynote speakers, student entertainment, demonstrations from industry partners and more. Workshop provides breakthrough solutions and new ideas to bring back to your district.

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