Principal, Washington Elementary School
Emil Carafa has been a principal at Washington Elementary School in Lodi, New Jersey for the past 25 years and is starting his 41st year as an educator. He has served as President of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Principal and Supervisors Association, and served on the nominating committee for the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Emil was the 2015 National Distinguished Principal for the State of New Jersey and was invited to the White House. He is presently serving as New Jersey PARCC Educator Leader Cadre member and as a cohort developer and presenter for NJPSA’s Leadership Academy.