Professional Development & Instructional Issues Division
Overview

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.

Division Staff
NameTitle
COHAN, MICHAEL P. DIRECTOR
MILES, CHRISTINE C. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
RITZIUS, MICHAEL W. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
ROYAL, MRS. JANET L. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
TANGLAO, GABRIEL A. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
WILSON, RICHARD J. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
KOBYLINSKI, CAMY E. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
DAVIS, FELICIA L. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - HEADQUARTERS
VANNAUKER, CYNTHIA A. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
BUSH, JANET SECRETARY HEADQUARTERS
MURA, THERESA M. SECRETARY HEADQUARTERS
MASON, MICHAEL J. CONSULTANT
MARTIN-LEE, BRENDA D. CONSULTANT
MARTINI, DEANNE M. CONSULTANT
MARTON, LINDA L. CONSULTANT
TARR, LOIS JEAN CONSULTANT
NOVICKI, MARGARET A. CONSULTANT
PUKEL, JASON CONSULTANT
SCATURO, ANDREA M. CONSULTANT
STEINHAUER, MARY K. CONSULTANT
KOHARCHIK, PAMELA M. CONSULTANT
KOVACH, DANIELLE M. CONSULTANT
DUBROSKI, JENNIFER CONSULTANT
JENSEN, JOAN G. CONSULTANT
JANIK, BRIAN R. CONSULTANT
JACOBSON, DONNA A. CONSULTANT
JABLONSKI, GREG S. CONSULTANT
INNIS, ESTHER S. CONSULTANT
DUBROSKI JR, EDWARD CONSULTANT
DI TRANI, GENEVIEVE CONSULTANT
CIAMBRONE, DEBORAH E. CONSULTANT
BRENNER, ERIC CONSULTANT
BAKER, KATHERINE A. CONSULTANT
AHERN, RENEE A. CONSULTANT
THRBAK, DR. TIFFANIE C. CONSULTANT
PRIORITY SCHOOLS
NameTitle
ADAMS, AMANDA M. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
WARD, DAVELLA SECRETARY HEADQUARTERS
ADAMS, DEBORAH W. CONSULTANT
CARMAN, LINDA J. CONSULTANT
GARY, BARBARA J. CONSULTANT
KOHRHERR, DOROTHY K. CONSULTANT
LIEBERMAN-SHARP, PATRICIA A. CONSULTANT
MAHONEY, JULIA A. CONSULTANT
MCCOID, JANET CONSULTANT
MCLAUGHLIN, BRIAN J. CONSULTANT
MURPHY, VIRGINIA M. CONSULTANT
PALMIERI, CANDIDA E. CONSULTANT
PILLSBURY, PATRICIA R. CONSULTANT
RUGGIERO, SALLY ANN W. CONSULTANT
STALLONE, TERESA M. CONSULTANT
STELACIO, DIANE M. CONSULTANT