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Our Mission

The Southern Regional Institute (SRI) and Educational Technology Training Center (ETTC) provide professional development opportunities for preK-12 educators, technology coordinators, school administrators, and other professionals who offer support services to schools. The overall goal of the SRI are to improve student academic achievement, organization effectiveness, employee performance, and user satisfaction. The ETTC’s goal is to offer technology training and technology services to school districts to enhance the education available to students through the creative use of educational technologies in the classroom.


The Southern Regional Institute and ETTC Consortium includes school districts and other regional organizations in Atlantic, Camden, Cumberland, Cape May, Ocean and Burlington counties. The consortium represents approximately 90,000 PreK-12 students and more than 24,000 educators.


Combined the SRI & ETTC can offer:

  • Professional development on relevant subjects such as the New Jersey Core Curriculum
  • Content areas, advanced technologies, instructional technology and computer applications
  • A comprehensive public calendar of workshops
  • Customized training for on-site events and in-services
  • Coach-mentoring for individualized instruction
  • A state-of-the-art emerging technologies facility
  • Online courses and web-based interactive presentations
  • An annual statewide conferences
  • Unique educational activities such as the 4th Grade Math Challenge
  • Several workshop series on a variety of topics that lead to earning a certificate of completion as well as the traditional professional development credit hours
  • Access to the Stockton University's School of Education and Graduate programs
  • Special services to member districts such as guidance and technical assistance sessions on proposal writing and applications for a variety of state and federal grant programs, purchasing technology, and professional development planning


In 1996, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) awarded a total of $10 million in three-year grants to local school districts in each of the state's 21 counties to create an Educational Technology Training Center (ETTC) as a county-based resource center that offered educators professional development opportunities in technology. With the support of the twenty-four school districts in Atlantic County, the Atlantic County ETTC was established at the Stockton University. Because of its broad success in meeting program goals as well as the needs of local school districts, in July 2002, the NJDOE designated the Atlantic County ETTC as the Southern Regional ETTC and then went on to charge the Stockton University to develop an institute devoted to the study and delivery of K-12 professional development.

By December 2002, the Stockton University Board of Trustees unanimously approved the establishment of the Southern Regional Institute (SRI), significantly expanding the programming available to the region.


More than fifteen years after the creation of the Atlantic County ETTC, the SRI & ETTC Is thriving, and has become the primary provider of non-credit professional development for educators in southern New Jersey.


The success of the SRI&ETTC can be attributed to its consortium members and partnerships, to the quality and diversity of programming that is provided each year, and to a talented and dedicated staff. Over the years, the SRI & ETTC has grown considerably in its membership, workshop offerings, and program registrations which are clear illustrations of the value SRI & ETTC provides to the educational community.


In spring 2008, the SRI & ETTC proudly announced its reorganization under the new School of Education at Stockton University (the only ETTC to be part of School of Education).




Patty Weeks

Patty Weeks

Associate Director of Technology Innovation

Barbara Hagerty

Patty Weeks

Assistant Director

Philip Polsinelli


School Leadership Initiatives

Robert Previti


Finance and Database Administrator

Renetta Morris

Renetta Morris

Coordinator of Mandated Programming

Courtney Regan


Technology Integration Specialist

Michelle Wendt

Dave Dunlevy

Program Assistant

Irene McCourt

Dave Dunlevy

Program Assistant

Darice Pico

Dave Dunlevy

Contact Us

The SRI & ETTC Demonstration Center, classrooms, and offices are located at the Parkway Building at 10 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway.  Workshops and other programming is held at this location, on the main campus of Stockton University and at Stockton's instructional sites in Atlantic City, Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine Visit the SRI&ETTC Calendar to search workshops by location.




Southern Regional Institute & ETTC
Stockton University
Parkway Building
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road
Galloway, New Jersey 08205

Phone: 609-626-3850 Dial "1' for the operator


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Mailing Address:

Southern Regional Institute & ETTC
Stockton University
101 Vera King Farris Dr.
Galloway, NJ 08205

Driving directions and a map

Directions to The Southern Regional Institute and ETTC


New Traffic Pattern!
Drivers are no longer able to access Jimmie Leeds Road via the Atlantic City Rest Area.

When planning your route to the SRI&ETTC please plan to use Exit #41 of the Garden State Parkway.

Please note: if a driver were to inadvertently get off on the rest area instead of the new Exit #41, the only option will be to get back on the parkway and go to the next legal exits for a u-turn, which in the case of north bound commuters would mean Exit #50 in Burlington County as there is no legal u-turn until that exit.


New Directions:


If you are using the Garden State Parkway please follow these directions:


Traveling North on the Garden State Parkway:

  1. Take Exit 41
  2. Stay in left lane after exiting
  3. Turn left at light - Jimmie Leeds Road
  4. Turn left at Laurel Road (roughly 300 feet from exit)


Traveling South on the Garden State Parkway:


  1. Take Exit 41
  2. Stay in right lane after exiting/
  3. Turn right at light - Jimmie Leeds Road
  4. Turn left at Laurel Road (roughly 300 feet from exit)


The SRI&ETTC is located approximately 1 mile east of the Stockton Campus on the corner of West Jimmie Leeds Road and Laurel Avenue, parking and entry are at the rear of the building.


For all other routes, see below:


Southern Regional Institute & ETTC
Parkway Building
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road
Galloway, New Jersey 08205

Phone: 609-626-3850 Dial "1' for the operator

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Phone: 609-626-3850 Fax:609-748-6212