Workshop 2016, held last week, saw board members, school administrators, education industry vendors and assorted guests attend an array of training programs, network with other school leaders, and learn strategies to become better leaders. Here are scenes from New Jersey’s premier education conference.

Left to right, Acting Commissioner Kimberley Harrington; keynote speaker Fredi Lajvardi; and NJSBA Executive Director Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod.
Left to right, Acting Commissioner Kimberley Harrington; keynote speaker Fredi Lajvardi; and NJSBA Executive Director Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod.
Left to right: Jason Jones, NJSBA vice president for legislation/resolutions; Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director; Don Webster Jr., NJSBA president; Lou Alcuri, marketing specialist, NJM Insurance Group; Miranda Beard, National School Boards Association (NSBA) president; John Bulina, NJSBA immediate past president; Dan Sinclair, NJSBA vice president for county activities; and Kevin Ciak, NSBA president-elect and Sayreville board member.
Left to right: Jason Jones, NJSBA vice president for legislation/resolutions; Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director; Don Webster Jr., NJSBA president; Lou Alcuri, marketing specialist, NJM Insurance Group; Miranda Beard, National School Boards Association (NSBA) president; John Bulina, NJSBA immediate past president; Dan Sinclair, NJSBA vice president for county activities; and Kevin Ciak, NSBA president-elect and Sayreville board member.
Rob Greitz, NJSBA labor relations consultant/negotiator, presented a program on salary guides.
Rob Greitz, NJSBA labor relations consultant/negotiator, presented a program on salary guides.
Left to right, Paris Myers, River Edge board president; Sheli Dansky, River Edge board and N.J. Board Member of the Year 2016; and Dr. Tova Ben Dov, River Edge superintendent.
Left to right, Paris Myers, River Edge board president; Sheli Dansky, River Edge board and N.J. Board Member of the Year 2016; and Dr. Tova Ben Dov, River Edge superintendent.
Jason Jones, NJSBA vice president for legislation/resolutions; Argine Safari, Pascack Valley music teacher and New Jersey 2016 Teacher of the Year; and P. Erik Gundersen, Pascack Valley superintendent.
Jason Jones, NJSBA vice president for legislation/resolutions; Argine Safari, Pascack Valley music teacher and New Jersey 2016 Teacher of the Year; and P. Erik Gundersen, Pascack Valley superintendent.
Members of the New Jersey State Board of Education, left to right: Mark Biedron, president; Joe Fisicaro, vice president; Ron Butcher, and Edithe Fulton.
Members of the New Jersey State Board of Education, left to right: Mark Biedron, president; Joe Fisicaro, vice president; Ron Butcher, and Edithe Fulton.
The Hunterdon Central Regional High School Fiddle Club performed on the Exhibit Hall floor.
The Hunterdon Central Regional High School Fiddle Club performed on the Exhibit Hall floor.
Members of the Washington Township (Gloucester County) Board of Education, left to right: James Murphy, Candice D. Zachowski, Robert Abbott, board vice president, and Ginny Murphy, board president.
Members of the Washington Township (Gloucester County) Board of Education, left to right: James Murphy, Candice D. Zachowski, Robert Abbott, board vice president, and Ginny Murphy, board president.
On the Exhibit Floor theater stage, Mike Vrancik, NJSBA director of governmental relations, spoke with New Jersey Acting Commissioner of Education Kimberley Harrington.
On the Exhibit Floor theater stage, Mike Vrancik, NJSBA director of governmental relations, spoke with New Jersey Acting Commissioner of Education Kimberley Harrington.
The STEAM Tank competition featured 17 middle and high school teams of inventors. Here a team of eighth-graders from the Jordan Road School in Somers Point speaks with Ray Pinney, NJSBA director of member engagement. Left to right: Melina Galias, Madison Watt, Riley Murray, Ray Pinney, Olivia Lovett, and Lukas McCartney.
The STEAM Tank competition featured 17 middle and high school teams of inventors. Here a team of eighth-graders from the Jordan Road School in Somers Point speaks with Ray Pinney, NJSBA director of member engagement. Left to right: Melina Galias, Madison Watt, Riley Murray, Ray Pinney, Olivia Lovett, and Lukas McCartney.
Keynote speaker Fredi Lajvardi, a noted STEM educator, with the members of the Camden County Technical Schools Robotics team.
Keynote speaker Fredi Lajvardi, a noted STEM educator, with the members of the Camden County Technical Schools Robotics team.
At the Legislative Update panel, Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director, pictured at right, with state Senate President Steve Sweeney.
At the Legislative Update panel, Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director, pictured at right, with state Senate President Steve Sweeney.
Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director; Betsy Ginsburg, Garden State Coalition of Schools executive director; and Assemblyman Troy Singleton, at the Legislative Update. Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, pictured at right, also served on the panel of legislators.
Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director; Betsy Ginsburg, Garden State Coalition of Schools executive director; and Assemblyman Troy Singleton, at the Legislative Update. Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, pictured at right, also served on the panel of legislators.
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