On Tuesday, June 16, join a panel of award-winning educators for a discussion of successful leadership and the practices that impact performance and ultimately shape legacy. The program will take place online from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and offers 2 Board Member Academy credits.

“The events of the past four months have underscored the importance of personal leadership—within our jobs, our communities and our families,” said Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director. “All board members can benefit from the perspectives of these exemplary educational leaders.”

Accomplished women in leadership will share “Legacy Lessons” on the following topics:

  • Why we are here Keeping the mission and purpose in mind.
  • Know something Moving from wishful thinking to purposeful change.
  • Maintaining integrity Following your moral compass while addressing equity and diversity.
  • Promoting culturally responsive opportunities Linking creativity, choice, confidence, and capacity.
  • Reflective practice Identify meaningful data to support the changes you want to see.
  • Gain perspective Host critical conversations and listen with intent.
  • Be positive, hopeful, and intentional Anticipating disruptive and unexpected change.

Presenters include:

  • Bari Erlichson, visiting lecturer, Princeton University, and former N.J. assistant commissioner of education;
  • Joanne Kerekes, N.J. coordinator and consultant for Strone & Associates Educational Consulting, LLC, and former assistant superintendent;
  • Penelope Lattimer, executive director, N.J. School Development Council, former N.J. assistant commissioner of education and facilitator of NJSBA’s Equity Council;
  • Adele T. Macula, director of curriculum and instruction, NJEXCEL-FEA, former associate superintendent, and school board member/president;
  • Mary Reece, director of special programs for NJPSA, former principal, and member of NAESP Board of Directors;
  • Willa Spicer, former N.J. deputy commissioner of education, former assistant superintendent, and former local school board member (nine years) and president;
  • Marie Adair, executive director, NJASCD, ex-officio of NJASCD executive board, former assistant superintendent, and member of ASCD Board of Directors.

Registration Information School board members, superintendents, and others included in the NJSBA census may register themselves online for this training program.

Registrants will receive an access link for the program via email prior to the meeting date.

Pandemic Discussion Summer Series This program is part of an NJSBA three-part summer series. The next events will take place on Wednesday, July 29, and Wednesday, Aug. 19. More information about these programs is coming soon.

For questions regarding this program, please email Lucia Gershman, program coordinator.