Executive Administrative Assistant: A Critical Role

NJASA presents "Executive Administrative Assistant: A Critical Professional Role."  For the 2023-2024 school year, we have created a four-part series of professional development offerings that will serve the interests and needs of the Executive Administrative Assistant.  Whether the Administrative Assistant works in a small, medium, or large district, the responsibilities are critical to the support of the Superintendent and the running of the school district.


Each presentation will be topical in nature, based on the typical issues that arise during the school year.  In addition, we will utilize a feedback survey prior to each session to ask those planning on attending to offer topics and/or areas of importance to include in the session.

Attendees should be prepared to share their concerns and challenges, and discuss possible solutions, based on the experiences of others who face similar issues.

Developing a Trusting Relationship, Understanding the Role, Expectations, DOE/State Reports, Professionalism, Past Practices, Communication, Liability, Time Management, HR Tasks are just a few focus areas and goals.

We have brought together a panel of seasoned professionals representing Executive Administrative Assistants, Superintendents, and Board Attorneys:


Dr. Mitzi Morillo, Superintendent, Mendham Borough School District

Elizabeth Juliano, Administrative Assistant, Mendham Borough School District

Dr. Colleen Murray, Superintendent, Lumberton Township School District

Suzanne May, Administrative Assistant, Lumberton Township School District

Joseph Isola, Superintendent, Howell Township Public Schools

Kaity Gray, Executive Administrative Assistant, Howell Township Public Schools

Jeffrey Caccese, Esq, Comengno Law Group

This series will include four sessions, which will be held virtually, via Zoom, from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 11:00 a.m.  Zoom link and agenda will be e-mailed to registrants 48 hours prior to session.  Plans are in place to conduct in-person meetings in the Spring.  Be sure to click the "add" button to your registration option and allow the item to populate into your intinerary.

Session 1 - Wednesday, August 9, 2023: This session will give attention to tasks critical to the start of the school year. 

Here is the Agenda for this virtual meeting:

9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - The meeting will open, and all registrants will be admitted into the Waiting Room.

9:30 a.m. - 9:35 a.m. - Welcome - Program Overview, Vision, Introduction of Panel.  Frank Borelli, NJASA Director of Professional Development.

9:35 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Critical Tasks to Start the New School Year: Certification/Onboarding for New Staff; Recent NJDOE Training - Fingerprinting and Certification Amendments; Upcoming Required Reporting; Time Management.

10:15 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. - Amendments to Statutory Sick Leave: Guidance and some direction.

10:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Open Discussion with Panel and Attendees: A confidential interaction of Q/A.

Closing Comments - Frank Borelli

Session 2 - Tuesday, November 7, 2023: This session will focus upon important and relevant issues as we approach mid-school year.

Session 3 - Monday, February 26, 2024: This session will look at issues that are important as you move toward the close of the school year.

Session 4 - Wednesday, May 22, 2024: The final program will cover the close of the school year and look forward to planning the next. Please note this is a change in date and format.  It is an in-person session to be held at Kean University, North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB) 6th Floor, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union NJ.

Time:  9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Breakfast at 9:00 am


Please note: All NJASA EAA Members may attend any or all sessions FREE OF CHARGE.  If you are a NJASA EAA member, please register by choosing the appropriate option and your invoice/request for payment will be waived.  Thank you.

Individual Session - $125.00

All Four Sessions - $475.00

Three (3) Registrants Attending all Four Sessions - $525.00

Four or More (4+) Registrants Attending All Four Sessions - $600.00

When registering, please remember to include the e-mail address of each individual registrant.

For registration questions and itinerary changes please e-mail the NJASA Business Office at [email protected].

Purchase orders, vouchers and checks should be made payable to NJASA, 920 W. State St., Trenton NJ 08618.



8/9/2023 9:30 AM - 5/22/2024 9:30 AM
Eastern Daylight Time
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