• Introducing the Executive Director

     Marie Adair is the Executive Director of the New Jersey ASCD. As executive director, Marie leads an organization of diverse educational leaders who are committed to promoting excellence in the learning community.

    Marie is the former Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction in the Vineland School District. She holds BA and MA degrees in Reading/Language Arts from Rowan University in New Jersey. Advanced graduate studies were completed at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Vermont with certifications in Curriculum Development, Supervision, and Administration.


    Marie has presented nationally and throughout New Jersey on Literacy, Assessment, Leadership, Instructional Strategies, Achievement Gap Issues and Professional Evaluation Systems.


    Marie is currently a member of Leadership Council, the governing body of ASCD, and co-chairs ASCD Position Development. Marie also serves on the Legislative Committee of ASCD contributing to the overall Legislative Agenda and has served as President of NJASCD and as Chair of the Professional Development Committee. Marie is a past member of the ASCD Board of Directors.


    Additionally, Marie is the recipient of several educational awards the most recent of which are Outstanding Administrator Award by the Vineland Administrators and Supervisors Association, the Ernest Boyer Outstanding Educator Award by NJASCD, and was named the 2005 Cumberland County Administrator of the Year.