December 15, 2015 - ROUNDTABLE INFO


The document with location information can be found here.


Wireless will be available during the meeting, so please bring your technology. We will be using a shared document for the agenda, you will be encouraged to help us add to it!


The most important part of our roundtables is the networking opportunity with other science supervisors across the state. Below is the list of who has registered to be there on Friday.

Debra Aach, Park Ridge High School

Meegan Adames , New Brunswick

Ron Antinori, Clearview Regional School District

Regina Arnold, Edison

Jennifer Botten, Garfield

Lauren Bound, Kenilworth Public Schools

Brian Carey, Livingston

Michael Cascione, Randolph

Marqueritha Clarke, Cliffside Park

Kristen Crawford, Chatham

Jennifer Cusmano-King, Northern Valley

Christopher Duvall, Montclair State University

Charles Evers, Toms River Regional Schools

Holly Falcone, Ramsey

Kim Feltre, Hillsborough Township

James Finley, Berkeley Heights

Dorian Gemellaro, Livingston

John Giacchi, Parsippany

Alex Guzman, Bridgewater Raritan Regional School District

Lisa Hayeck, Cranford

Chris Hiben, Jefferson

Thao Ho-Phan, Lodi

Paul Jargiello, essex county vo-tech

Doyle Kevin, Morris Hills Regional District

Alicia Killean, Holmdel

Kelly Kirk, Toms River Regional

Paul Kobliska, Pequannock Township Schools

Robert Lehmann, Saddle Brook

Alan Levin, South Orange-Maplewood

Joanne Long, Barnegat

Laurie Maier, Edison

Aarti Mallya, Pascack Valley Regional

Louis Mazzella, North Hunterdon Voorhees Regional

Eugene McNciholas, Kittatinny

Shanti Murray, South Plainfield

Edward Palmer, Cinnaminson

Tom Paterson, Madison

Cathy Paz, Tenafly

Kirsten Pendleton, Hamilton Twp (Mercer County)

Theodore Popadics, Leonia Public Schools

Elizabeth Ricafort, West Essex

Robert Rolling, Waldwick

Nicole Santora, Freehold Regional High School

Renee Schneider, Old Bridge Township Public Schools

Eric Siegal, West Milford

Tom Smith, Stevens Institute of Technology

Adrienne Spano, River Edge

Cathy Jo Speidel, Parsippany

Tara Taylor, Ridgewood Public Schools

Cohen Tiffany, northern highlands

Gary Trotter, Township of Washington

Carol Wenk, East Brunswick

Marisa Wilson, Sparta

Joyce Yuppa, Garfield

Madalena Zak, Lyndhurst

Michael Zunick, Ridgefield


The feedback given during registration has been reviewed, and there are 5 main themes people want to discuss during our roundtable:

  • Structure of the Curriculum (how to meet all standards)
  • Development of Curriculum
  • Finding appropriate resources
  • Professional Development for teachers
  • Assessment in the NGSS

We will plan on specifically addressing these during the afternoon session. If you would like to lead a topic discussion please email me at: paterson@njsela.com


Roundtable Agenda

8:30 - 9:00: Arrival, Registration, and Networking

9:00 - 9:30: Welcome, Opening Remarks, Official Business

9:30 - 11:30: NGSS Implementation Discussion

Invited Speakers:

  • Wil van der Veen, Science Education Institute Director, RVCC
  • Stacey van der Veen, Founder and Lead Consultant NGSSPD

11:30 - 12:30: Lunch and vendor presentation from Activate Learning

12:30 - 2:00: Member Roundtable Discussion and Break-Out Groups

2:00 - 2:30: Wrap up and Departure

The roundtable agenda is the same for both locations. We will be linking remotely by video.