Emil Carafa retired as the principal of Washington School in Lodi and has been actively involved in a variety of educational committees on the local, county, state, and national levels. He has held the office of President on the county and state levels, representing principals, directors, and supervisors on all levels. He has previously served as President of the Board of Directors of NJPSA and has served on the nominating committee for the National Association of Elementary School Principals. He also served as a member Educator Leaders’ Cadre for the State of New Jersey, representing administrators at PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) on the national level. Emil, working along with the Educator Leaders’ Cadre from New Jersey, is committed to working with all educators to better understand Standards and NJSLS. Emil was a cohort developer and presenter for the New Jersey Leadership Academy and was named NJPSA Visionary Leader of the Year, Elementary Level Principal, in 2015. He is a member of the Executive Board of Learning Forward New Jersey. Emil is an adjunct professor at Felician University in their graduate division for Education.