Admin team and Fergus
From left to right, Assistant Superintendent James Ricotta; Director of Special Services Joy Forrest; Temple University's Dr. Edward Fergus; Assistant Superintendent Cara DiMeo; and Assistant Superintendent Rich Fastnacht stand together at Intermediate South during an administrative retreat July 14.

Dr. Edward Fergus

NJDOE Gives Nod to TRRS

July 19, 2021-- District leadership gathered at Intermediate South July 14 for an administrative retreat. The program was opened by district partner Dr. Edward Fergus of Temple University, who presented on addressing disproportionality in special education by analyzing district data and developing processes to support all students. Assistant Superintendents Cara DiMeo and Richard Fastnacht provided training and guidance from the state on the Road Forward to fully reopening schools, and Assistant Superintendent Jim Ricotta introduced the coming year’s district-wide goals that provide a thorough and efficient education to all children.

In a discussion about learning acceleration that's being spearheaded by the NJDOE, it was revealed that Toms River Regional Schools was referenced in the state's document for exceptional practices using multiple data points to develop more comprehensive action plans to help classroom educators scaffold lessons at the student level.

The afternoon of workshops provided district leaders with a clear vision of the work ahead.