Mrs. Jodi Henderson McInerney Executive Director & Principal

Jodi McInerneyMrs. McInerney began her career outside the education world, on Wall Street. Working in the legal advisory department at Merrill Lynch Asset Management for over a decade, she held a VP role in her final years. However, having grown up in New Jersey, and having a strong desire to work with young people, she changed careers. Earning an M.A.T. at Monmouth University, she joined the staff of St. Catharine’s Catholic School in Spring Lake, where she taught both grade K and middle school English. Earning a second master’s degree at Seton Hall in Education Leadership Management and Policy, she later become Assistant Principal at St. Catharine’s.

Mrs. McInerney had already been part of the Asbury Park community for many years, where she and her husband, Tim, owned and ran multiple businesses and raised their six children. So, when the opportunity arose to lead a new school in town, entering its second year, it was an easy decision. Ever since, CAPS Asbury has been under the leadership of “Mrs. Mac” (as she is called by many scholars, family members, and staff).

An unhesitating manager and aggressive problem solver, Mrs. McInerney’s leadership is built around a strong passion to provide high-quality education to young people who live in places that are often unfairly underfunded. With a practical, down-to-earth style of collaboration and decision making, Mrs. McInerney ensures on a day-to-day basis that CAPS Asbury remains a supportive community where all staff, scholars, and families feel valued and connected, especially during difficult times. Finally, as a longtime athlete herself (with a particular love for basketball), Mrs. McInerney is the school’s biggest sports fan!

Ms. Monica Hancock Middle School Supervisor

Ms. Hancock is dedicated to providing a high-quality education to all scholars through personalizing the teaching and learning process in collaboration with the middle school teaching staff at CAPS Asbury. Drawing on her experience and strong judgement, she provides school-based support for collaborative teams, data analysis, and school climate. She also enhances the CAPS Asbury leadership team with her organizational and scheduling skills.

Ms. Hancock joined the College Achieve Greater Asbury Park team in July of 2018 as an English Language Arts teacher for some middle school grades. Through her previous work with Talent Development Secondary (TDS), a comprehensive school reform model from Johns Hopkins University, Ms. Hancock built effective teacher teams with a focus on tiered student interventions. Prior to her work with TDS, Monica was an English teacher with classroom experience in Miami, Seoul, and Dubai. She holds an MS in International and Intercultural Education from Florida International University, a BA in Literature from the University of Miami, and NJ and FL state professional educator certifications for Supervision and ELA.

Ms. Canzoneri K-4 Team Supervisor and ELL Coordinator

Ms. Canzoneri wears multiple hats at CAPS Asbury. Her primary focus is to provide guidance and support to the elementary grade teachers and their scholars as they take their earliest steps on the path to college readiness. She also works frequently with parents and families to make sure that scholars can learn. In addition to this role, she also acts as the ELL Coordinator, making sure that English learners at CAPS Asbury continue their academics during the critical years of language acquisition. Finally, Ms. Canzoneri’s role at CAPS Asbury includes a variety of other leadership responsibilities, where her sharp eye, collaborative spirit, and speedy communication habits help make sure small but important things “get done” right and on time.

Ms. Canzoneri has been with the CAPS organization since the beginning, when she was the founding Grade 2 Team Leader at the first CAPS school in Plainfield. When CAPS Asbury opened its doors, she transferred and became founding Grade K-1 Team Leader, a role which evolved into its current form. Prior to teaching at CAPS, Ms. Canzoneri was a leader of multiple grade levels for Orange County Public School in Orlando, Florida, for 12 years.
Ms. Canzoneri earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Rosemont College and a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida.

School Principal 

JOB TITLE: Principal
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
SUPERVISES: Students and all teachers of the school

If interested please send a cover letter and resume to Michael Piscal at mpiscal@collegeachieve.org by June 24th at 4 pm.  Standard Principal Certification Required.”

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NATURE AND SCOPE OF JOB:

The school principal serves as the educational leader, responsible for managing the policies,
regulations, and procedures to ensure that all students are supervised in a safe learning environment
that meets the approved curricula and mission of the school.
Achieving academic excellence requires that the school Principal work collaboratively to direct and
nurture all members of the school staff hired and to communicate effectively with parents. Inherent
in the position are the responsibilities for scheduling, curriculum development, extracurricular
activities, personnel management, emergency procedures, and facility operations.

The successful candidate for this position at College Achieve Greater Asbury Charter School (CAGACS) will:
1. Be the leader of the school’s curriculum development and implementation function and must have demonstrated experience in this area.
2. The Principal will also be primarily responsible for student and staff safety and must be knowledgeable of local circumstances in the communities served by CAGACS. Experience
working in an Abbott District preferred, especially in Monmouth County.
3. Finally, at CAGACS, the Principal will support the Executive Director in procurement and payroll functions including tracking expenditures and revenues and should have related
business office skills in order to accomplish this.

JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The school Principal shall:
1. Establish and promote high standards and expectations for all students and staff for academic performance and responsibility for behavior.
2. Manage, evaluate and supervise effective and clear procedures for the operation and functioning of the school consistent with the philosophy, mission, values and goals of the school including
instructional programs, extracurricular activities, discipline systems to ensure a safe and orderly climate, building maintenance, program evaluation, personnel management, office operations,and emergency procedures. Ensure compliance with all laws, board policies and civil regulations.
3. Establish the annual master schedule for instructional programs, ensuring sequential learning experiences for students consistent with the school’s philosophy, mission statement and instructional goals.
4. Supervise the instructional programs of the school, evaluating lesson plans and observing classes (teaching, as duties allow) on a regular basis to encourage the use of a variety of instructional
strategies and materials consistent with research on learning and child growth and development.
5. Establish procedures for evaluation and selection of instructional materials and equipment, approving all recommendations.
6. Supervise in a fair and consistent manner effective discipline and attendance systems with high standards, consistent with the philosophy, values, and mission of the school. Ensure a safe,
orderly environment that encourages students to take responsibility for behavior and creates high morale among staff and students. File all required reports regarding violence, vandalism,
attendance and discipline matters.
7. Establish a professional rapport with students and with staff that has their respect. Display the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards when working with students, parents and
school personnel. Serve as a role model for students, dressing professionally, demonstrating the importance and relevance of learning, accepting responsibility, and demonstrating pride in the
education profession. Encourage all teachers to do the same.
8. Notify immediately the Executive Director, and appropriate personnel and agencies when there is evidence of substance abuse, child abuse, child neglect, severe medical or social conditions,
potential suicide or students appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances.
9. Keep the Executive Director advised of employees not meeting their contractual agreement.
10. Research and collect data regarding the needs of students, and other pertinent information.
11. Keep the staff informed and seek ideas for the improvement of the school. Conduct meetings, as necessary, for the proper functioning of the school: weekly meetings for full-time staff; monthly staff meetings.
12. Establish and maintain an effective inventory system for all school supplies, materials and equipment.
13. Establish procedures that create and maintain attractive, organized, functional, healthy, clean, and safe facilities, with proper attention to the visual, acoustic and temperature.
14. Assume responsibility for the health, safety, and welfare of students, employees and visitors.
15. Develop clearly understood procedures and provide regular drills for emergencies and disasters.
16. Maintain a master schedule to be posted for all teachers.
17. Establish schedules and procedures for the supervision of students in non-classroom areas (including before and after school).
18. Maintain visibility with students, teachers, parents and the Board.
19. Communicate regularly with parents, seeking their support and advice, so as to create a cooperative relationship to support the student in the school. The Principal may not interfere with anyone’s freedom to speak directly to the Executive Director.
20. Use effective presentation skills when addressing students, staff, parents, and the community including appropriate vocabulary and examples, clear and legible visuals, and articulate and
audible speech.
21. Use excellent written and oral English skills when communicating with students, parents and teachers.
22. Complete in a timely fashion all records and reports as requested by the Executive Director. Maintain accurate attendance records.

23. Maintain and account for all student activity funds and money collected from students.
24. Communicate with the Executive Director regularly about the needs, successes and general operation of the school.
25. Establish procedures for safe storing and integrity of all public and confidential school records.
Ensure that student records are complete and current.
26. Protect the confidentiality of records and information gained as part of exercising professional duties
and use discretion in sharing such information within legal confines.
27. Organize and supervise procedures for identifying and addressing special needs of students including health-related concerns, physical and emotional needs (keeping the Executive Director
informed of these).
28. Supervise the exclusion from school of any pupil who shows departure from normal health, who has been exposed to a communicable disease, or whose presence may be detrimental to the health and cleanliness of other pupils. Assure that excluded pupil’s parents or guardian is apprised of
the reasons for exclusion.
29. Maintain positive, cooperative and mutually supportive relationships with staff, parents and Executive Director.
30. Attend required committee meetings (e.g.: fund-raising, curriculum, etc.) and extra school sponsored functions.
31. Perform any duties that are within the scope of employment and certifications, as assigned by the Executive Director and not otherwise prohibited by law or in conflict with contract.
32. Oversee the development of Curriculum Committee and keep the Executive Director apprised.
33. Provide quarterly student grade and behavior reports to parents. Post honor roll lists each quarter.
34. Nurture both students and teachers to achieve their greatest potential academically and instructionally.
35. Maintain in the school a sense of pride and school spirit.
36. Enforce uniform policy and appearance policy so as to assure a school environment that is
focused on academic achievement rather than on individuals.
37. Provide and supervise a safe recreation and play period for the students.
38. Present and deliver professional development seminars as requested by the Executive Director.

If interested please send a cover letter and resume to Michael Piscal at mpiscal@collegeachieve.org by June 24th at 4 pm.  Standard Principal Certification Required.”

Date + Time Posted: June 15th, 2021 – 1:03PM

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