Peter Shulman -- Deputy Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Education
Peter Shulman serves as Deputy Commissioner for the New Jersey Department of Education. In this role, he leads the Talent, Performance and Information Technology divisions within the department. Prior to taking this role, Peter served as the Chief Talent Officer within the Department for four years, where he led the offices of educator preparation, certification, evaluation and professional development. Previously, Peter has served in administrative roles with the Delaware Department of Education and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. He holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Robert Bumpus -- Assistant Commissioner Field Services Division
As the Assistant Commissioner for Field Services, Robert Bumpus has general supervisory responsibilities for the County Administrative Unit, the Division of Finance and Facilities and the Office of Fiscal Accountability and Compliance. He has also served in various NJDOE positions, including Executive Director of Regional Achievement Center 7 and Executive County Superintendent in Salem and Gloucester Counties. He has served school districts in varied roles including teacher, assistant principal, principal, and superintendent. He earned his MA and BA from Rowan University and is certified as a social studies and language arts teacher, as well as a principal and school administrator. Mr. Bumpus enjoys exercising on a regular basis and spending time with his family.
William Haldeman -- Assistant Commissioner Division of Executive Services/Chief of Staff
William Haldeman is the Assistant Commissioner of the Division of Executive Services and Chief of Staff. Serving in this capacity, he oversees the offices of the State Board of Education, the Chief Financial and Administrative Units, Grants Management, and the Equity and Compliance office. Dr. Haldeman advises the Commissioner, Governor's Office and other executive departments on policy, program and personnel matters. He joined the department in July 2011 as Special Assistant to the Commissioner of Education. He holds a Ph.D. in American History from American University.
Laura C. Morana -- Acting Chief Academic Officer
Laura C. Morana is serving as the Acting Chief Academic Officer. Laura joined the New Jersey Department of Education in 2013 and has served as the Interim Executive County Superintendent in Mercer and Middlesex Counties. Prior to joining the Department, Laura served as Superintendent of Schools (PreK-8) in Red Bank in Monmouth County and as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Assessment and Professional Development (PreK-12) in Piscataway in Middlesex County. Her career in education began in Elizabeth in Union County, where she served as the Director of Staff Development, Best Practices and Innovative Practices; Middle School Principal; Supervisor of Special Education; Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDT-C); and Special Education (ninth grade) and Bilingual/English as a Second Language Teacher (K-5). Laura completed undergraduate and graduate work at Kean University and Rowan University's doctoral program. Laura enjoys reading and she is proud of her daughter's passion for teaching English Language Arts in a middle school setting.
Susan Martz -- Assistant Commissioner Division of Learning Supports and Specialized Services
Susan Martz is the Assistant Commissioner of the Division of Learning Supports and Specialized Services and has served in a variety of leadership roles since joining the New Jersey Department of Education in 1988, including director of the Office of Student Support Services, director of the Office of Grants Management and Development and assistant manager in the Office of Special Education. Prior to joining the Department, Ms. Martz was a vice-principal and a teacher of students with multiple disabilities. She holds a EdM in educational psychology from Rutgers Graduate School of Education, a BA in psychology/criminal justice from Rutgers University and New Jersey certifications, including School Administrator, Principal/Supervisor, teacher of students with disabilities, elementary school teacher and nursery school teacher.