Ongoing Support

Many New Jersey schools have high quality, effective character education programs. Several have been recognized as New Jersey Schools of Character and/or National Schools of Character. Yet we know there are many more educators in the state who want to start or improve their own character education initiatives, who need and want ongoing guidance and support from experienced colleagues, but who can’t always attend conferences or workshops long distances from their school districts.

There’s a regional center near you!

Hanover Park HS District


Chris Kelly, Principal, Whippany Park HS – Send Email

Tom Gaglione, Hanover Park HS – Send Email

West Milford Public Schools


Mark CItro, Principal, Macopin Middle School – Send Email

Old Bridge Public Schools


Joe Marinzoli, Principal, Alan B. Shepard ES – Send Email

Hamilton Township Public Schools


Cindy Dacey, Retired Principal – Send Email

Cherry Hill Public Schools


Mona Noyes, Retired CE Coordinator – Send Email

Pemberton Public Schools


Jeff Havers, Assistant Superintendent – Send Email

Vineland Publc Schools – Pauline Petway ES


Jennifer Frederico, Principal – Send Email

Goals & Objectives

  • Provide NJASECD members opportunities for local networking.
  • Encourage school-to-school support in SECD issues.
  • Plan collaborative professional SECD exchanges.


  • Network, share and learn with colleagues near you.
  • Learn how SECD efforts can address other state mandates (ex. anti-bullying, positive school climate, professional learning communities, 21st century skills, etc.)
  • Receive ongoing support from experienced character educators.