NJEA Professional Development and Instructional Issues oversees the professional and instructional interest of the organization and its members.

The division focuses on a wide range of professional development and continuing education issues. It has worked extensively with the N.J. Department of Education to promote a positive professional development thrust. The division works with the teacher-led State Professional Teaching Standards Board, County Professional Development Boards, and local Professional Development Committees, which oversee continuing education in the state.

The division coordinates major statewide instructional issue conferences and scores of specialized meetings. It plans and administers the NJEA Convention – the Association’s premier professional development event – developing and coordinating professional programs and activities, as well as overseeing facilities arrangements, logistical services, and exposition services.

It is responsible for the NJEA Professional Development Institute, which endorses and promotes high quality professional development programs.

In addition, the division acts as a resource on a wide variety of instructional subjects and professional issues, extending from such topics as reading to gender equity and youth services.

Division staff assists members and local and county affiliates in the field on these issues as needed through the NJEA-NEA UniServ network.

COHAN, MICHAEL P. – DIRECTOR
ENSMINGER, DARRYL L. – ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
FRATZ Ed.D., AMY C. – ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
KOBYLINSKI, CAMY E. – ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
MILES, CHRISTINE C. – ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
RITZIUS, MICHAEL W. – ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
ROYAL, MRS. JANET L. – ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
WILSON, RICHARD J. – ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
DAVIS, FELICIA L. – ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
HUNT, KRISTIN E. – ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
BUSH, JANET – SECRETARY
MURA, THERESA M. – SECRETARY
VANNAUKER, CYNTHIA A. – SECRETARY
AHERN, RENEE A. – CONSULTANT
BRENNER, RICK – CONSULTANT
CIAMBRONE, DEBORAH E. – CONSULTANT
DANIELE, PAUL J. – CONSULTANT
DI TRANI, GENEVIEVE – CONSULTANT
DUBROSKI JR, EDWARD – CONSULTANT
DUBROSKI, JENNIFER – CONSULTANT
INNIS, ESTHER S. – CONSULTANT
JABLONSKI, GREG – CONSULTANT
JACOBSON, DONNA A. – CONSULTANT
JANIK, BRIAN R. – CONSULTANT
JENSEN, JOAN G. – CONSULTANT
KOHARCHIK, PAMELA M. – CONSULTANT
KOVACH, DANIELLE M. – CONSULTANT
KREMENTZ, SHARON S. – CONSULTANT
MARTIN-LEE, BRENDA D. – CONSULTANT
MARTINI, DEANNE M. – CONSULTANT
MARTON, LINDA L. – CONSULTANT
MASON, MICHAEL J. – CONSULTANT
NOVICKI, MARGARET A. – CONSULTANT
PUKEL, JASON – CONSULTANT
SCATURO, ANDREA M. – CONSULTANT
STEINHAUER, MARY K. – CONSULTANT
TANGLAO, GABRIEL A. – CONSULTANT
TARR, LOIS JEAN – CONSULTANT
TARR, STEPHANIE – CONSULTANT

PRIORITY SCHOOLS

ADAMS, AMANDA M. – ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
GARWOOD, PAMELA L. – ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
THOMPSON, CAROLYN – SECRETARY
ADAMS, DEBORAH W. – CONSULTANT
ADCOCK, MICHELLE – CONSULTANT
ALLEN, PAM – CONSULTANT
CARMAN, LINDA J. – CONSULTANT
GARY, BARBARA J. – CONSULTANT
HAYNES, MARGARET L. – CONSULTANT
KOHRHERR, DOROTHY K. – CONSULTANT
LIEBERMAN-SHARP, PATRICIA A. – CONSULTANT
MAHONEY, JULIA A. – CONSULTANT
MCCOID, JANET – CONSULTANT
MURPHY, VIRGINIA M. – CONSULTANT
PALMIERI, CANDIDA E. – CONSULTANT
PILLSBURY, PATRICIA R. – CONSULTANT
RUGGIERO, SALLY ANN W. – CONSULTANT
STALLONE, TERESA M. – CONSULTANT
TITUS, MARIANNE – CONSULTANT