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Fall 2023 Workshop

  • October 02, 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • NJPSA FEA Conference Center


  • Cancellations allowed up until five days prior to the event. Registrants not cancelling on or before 5 days prior to the event will be responsible for payment whether or not they attend.
  • For colleagues of members (from the same district/organization) attending in place of a member; Email for registration code
  • For guests of NJSPRA

Crewing the Ship through Choppy Waters:
Good communication starts at the helm!

Learn how creating a strong relationship between the superintendent and communications officer best enables them to keep the calm, including with the School Board, when the ship has sprung a leak. 

Dynamic Duo: Create a Strong Superintendent and District Communicator Working Relationship

Dr. Raymond González, Superintendent
Mary Ann McGann, Coordinator of School and Community Relations
Westfield Public Schools

Dr. González and Ms. McGann share how they work together to create a strong communication model for their district and how it has spread from their level to other administrators and schools. Hear great advice from this dynamic duo!


Keep Calm and Let the School Communicator Help

Dr. Nicholas Diaz, Shared Superintendent
Union Township and Franklin Township School Districts (Hunterdon County)
2023 NJSPRA Communicator of the Year

As a shared superintendent, Dr. Diaz reports to two Boards of Education. Learn tips for how he reassures his Boards that the sky isn’t falling after a negative social media post, along with how he responds to the posts.
Hear best practices for staying away from the fray, maintaining a healthy perspective, and showing how good communications can effectively counter negativity.

Bonus: NJSBA Representatives will review rights of Board members when it comes to social media and freedom of speech.

Tech and Design Tips for School Communicators

NJSPRA members, Lori Perlow and Eshaya Draper will share their tips and tricks to enhance your communications publications and online presence. Session will cover Canva, Newsletters, and Social Media comments and potential guidelines.


NSPRA Seminar Review
2023 Scholarship Winners Laurene Callander and Maren Smagala review their Seminar experience and share a presentation they attended.


NJPSA FEA Conference Center
12 Centre Drive  Monroe Township, NJ 08831

Included with NJSPRA 2023-2024 Membership
(Dues must be paid in full or Purchase Order submitted)

Guests Welcome - $125 per

Includes continental breakfast (available at 8:30am) and lunch

Thank you to our sponsors:



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