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)

We have great news!

RPDA is back for 2021-2022!

Providing high quality professional development to districts since 1998 

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.

Next Steps for RPDA and Membership Districts:

  • Please see the accompanying RPDA Annual Needs Survey and electronically redistribute to your school community. This survey is also posted on our website at We welcome ALL (e.g. administration, teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, guidance, CST, etc.) to participate and identify the areas of most need within your district. 

  • Based on our district responses for workshop topics, RPDA will work to secure expert level presenters and subsequent online virtual workshops to address these needs.

  • RPDA will assemble our electronic brochure outlining our workshop topics and dates for the 2021-2022 school year and electronically distribute to our membership districts in late July/early August.

  • RPDA will be sending out our 2021-2022 school year membership invoices to  districts in May 2021. We have kept our pre-pandemic fees which, as always, are very reasonable and are based on your district’s student enrollment numbers.