The mission of the Regional Professional Development Academy is to provide†best
practice training to support students with disabilities. Parents and educators will
participate in high-quality professional workshops which will facilitate processes
to advance studentsí knowledge and skills.

RPDA Office

Memorial Middle School
7 Grant Avenue
Eatontown, NJ 07724

Program Administrator
Patricia Rizzo

Training Specialist
Lee Lasser

Administrative Assistant

Regional Professional Development Academy (RPDA)

RPDA Annual Membership for 2021-2022

Providing high quality professional development to districts since 1998


The cost for joining is minimal; the fee is based on a sliding scale, depending upon your district size. If you have:

  •   400 students or less, the annual fee is $710.00
  •   401 - 900 students, the annual fee is $1,100.00
  •   901 or more students , the annual fee is $1,995.00

One fee permits unlimited participants to all workshops.This includes all district staff, parents and administrators.

Seminar strands and workshops for 2021-2022 are developed based on the results of our Annual Needs Assessment Survey conducted early this Spring 2021. RPDA will begin the 2021-2022 school year by providing online virtual learning professional development opportunities. Please know that it is our overarching goal to return to in-person professional development (post pandemic) when safe and appropriate to do so.

If your district was part of our membership collaborative prior to the onset of the pandemic, an invoice will be emailed directly to you for your 2021-2022 participation fee. We sincerely hope that you will be able to rejoin the collaborative. If your district would like to participate in our membership for the upcoming school year and have not done so in the past, please feel free to contact Patricia Rizzo at (732) 513-6205 or for more information. 


*RPDA is NOW accepting and scheduling Wilson training(s) at this time for the 2021-2022 school year. Member district administrators are encouraged to contact the Program Administrator, Patricia Rizzo at (732) 513-6205 or by email for further information.

*RPDA is now accepting presentation applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Please click on the "Consultant Opportunities" tab for more information.