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Professional Development Resources

The State Committee on Professional Learning (SCPL) advises the Commissioner and the Department of Education on professional development policy and the implementation of related regulations for teachers and school leaders. For more information, please see the SCPL Overview.

The 2014-15 SCPL members are listed below:

Name Position Organization
Marie Blistan Special education teacher Washington Twp. School District, Sewell, NJ; Vice-President, NJ Education Association
Tonya Breland Parent/community member CEO, Teach Educators & Scholars Organization, Burlington, NJ
Jennifer Clemens Elementary school teacher Grieco Elementary School, Englewood Public School District
Brian
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Vice Principal Tenafly School District, Tenafly, NJ
Patricia L. Haney Superintendent Logan Twp. Schools, Logan, NJ
Greg Jablonski Middle/high school history teacher Glen Meadow Middle School, Vernon Twp. School District, Sussex, NJ
Candace Kenyatta Charter school director Paul Robeson Charter (Elem.), Trenton, NJ
Shannon Lorenzo Elementary, foreign language teacher Lindeneau Elementary School,
Edison Township Public Schools, Edison, NJ
Janet Parmelee Superintendent Morris-Union Jointure Commission
Susan Polirstok Higher education/alternate route representative Dean, College of Education, Kean University, Union, NJ
Hillary Quist Middle school teacher Elysian Charter School,
Hoboken, NJ
Daniel Sinclair Board of education representative Member, Board of Education, Wanaque School District, Haskell, NJ
Patricia Wright Higher education/alternate route representative (NJ EXCEL) Executive Director, NJ Principals & Supervisors Association
David Yastremski High school language arts teacher Ridge High School, Bernards Twp. School District, Basking Ridge, NJ
Brian Zychowski Superintendent North Brunswick Township School District, North Brunswick, NJ