Coordinating full-day professional development events for 200+ staff members is an arduous task. Collaborating with Steve to develop the day resulted in a well received, productive day for our teachers. I encourage you to partner with Steve for your professional development needs.

Amy Stella - Curriculum Director, Northern Burlington County Regional School District

Stand Tall Steve is an educational thought leader and master motivator.  Steve works with forward thinking organizations to generate new ideas, improve climate/culture and maximize leadership skills. His quick wit, experience, and in-depth knowledge makes him one of the premier speaker, trainer, consultants available. Through keynotes, break out session, and consulting Steve can make an impact in your organization. 


Partial Client List


National Association of Secondary School Principals

National Association of Elementary School Principals

Florida School Boards Association, FL

Rutgers University, NJ

Camden County College, NJ

Idaho State Student Council Conference, ID

Jostens National Conference, MN

Catholic Independent Schools Vancouver Archdiocese, Vancouver, BC

Chicopee Public Schools, MA

Minnesota Association of Elementary School Principals, MN

Conrad Weiser High School, PA

Oaks Integrated Care, NJ

Hopewell Valley Regional School District, NJ

Orchard Hill Elementary School, NJ

North Crowley High School, TX

Delaware County School Counselors Association, PA

Delsea Regional High School, NJ

Socorro Consolidated Schools, NM

Monte Vista Christian School, CA

Burlington County Principals and Supervisors Association, NJ

Sussex County Regional Transportation Cooperative, NJ

Marple Newtown District, PA




Work Experience


Interim Administrator 

NJ Public Schools

2016 - Present

Provide administrative support to public, charter and private schools throughout New Jersey by filling in for absent administrators. This includes, but not limited to staff observations, building management, budget management, parental and community communication, discipline,

and staff support. 

Co-Adjunct Instructor

Alternate Route Program

Rutgers University 2017 - Present

 Adjunct professor of the alternate route teacher training program. Oversee three phases of the instructional program. Instruction focuses on helping Alternate Route Candidates develop teacher competencies with regards to subject area learning environment, professional learning, ethical practice, content knowledge, learning differences, planning for instruction, instructional strategies, assessment, and leadership and collaboration.

Director of Schools

CSMI LLC, Chester, PA

2015 - 2017

CSMI LLC is an educational management company that provides direction and leadership to select Charter Schools. Assumed the responsibility of Lead/Superintendent for the NJ Charter Schools under CSMI LLC.  Works directly with the board of trusties.  Oversee all programs, state requirements, curriculum and instruction throughout the schools.


Acting Superintendent / Assistant Superintendent of

Curriculum & Instruction

Hamilton Township Schools, Hamilton, NJ

2014 - 2015

Assumed all responsibilities of the superintendent as acting superintendent for a K-12 district with over 12,500 students. Focused on the improvement of curriculum and instruction throughout the district. Worked directly with the superintendent and board of education to develop goals, oversee programs, and supervise all areas of instruction throughout the district.


Principal, Hartford School

Mt. Laurel Public Schools, Mt. Laurel, NJ

2007 - 2014

Dedicated to the continual improvement of the culture and climate of the upper elementary school with a student population of 1,000.  Spearheads all school human resources activity including the recruitment, hiring, training, performance evaluation of staff.  Launched a new safety and security plan. Achieved significant test score improvements over the seven years in the position. Increased services to the special education population and the number of higher level math classes per grade. Significantly improved the Gifted and Talented program. Developed a empowering learning environment for students, staff & community.



Willingboro Public Schools, Willingboro, NJ

2003 - 2007


Vice Principal

Gloucester Township Public Schools, Glourceter Twp, NJ

2001 - 2003


Visual Art Teacher

Lawrence Township Public Schools, Lawrenceville, NJ

1994 - 2001



Awards & Recognition


Burlington County Principals and Supervisors Association

Visionary Leadership Award – 2014

 South Jersey Magazine Top 20 Men of the Year – 2012

 Suburban Family Magazine Top Citizen of the Year – 2012

 Jostens Renaissance Hall of Fame – 2007 







Teacher Mentor

Administrator Mentor

Professional Personality

​Leadership Development