NJEA Summer Information

Human and Civil Rights SUMMIT

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join us as we gather to focus our direction for the coming year.

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NJEA Jack Bertolino Summer Leadership Conference (SLC)

Saturday, August 7 - Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The NJEA Jack Bertolino Summer Leadership Conference (SLC) is dedicated to developing union advocates. This year, the SLC will be virtual and there will be no cost for this conference. If you are an NJEA member, you are eligible and encouraged to attend this summer leadership conference offering 25 advocacy workshops and 25 mini-courses.

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California Casualty News


California Casualty, the NJEA and NEA co-sponsored Auto, Home and Renters Insurance is excited to announce the first ever ECEA Quote Fest.

Members who are interested in getting a Free, No obligation price comparison will be able to connect with an Insurance agent within 30 minutes of their registered time slot and will each receive a $25 gift card for completing their auto quote. We recommend that you bring your insurance declaration pages so that your quote is most accurate – these pages are suggested but not required. If you are interested in getting a price quote, please click on the link below and register today as there are a limited number of spots available.

**Please note that upon registration, your link will have a 1pm timeslot, however we will be expecting you at the time slot that you select.

***Please note that each 30-minute time-slot has a 30 member maximum. If we exceed the number of registered members from a given time slot, Alina Fayerman from California Casualty will send you an email asking for an alternative time.

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2021 Virtual NEA RA

NJEA-Essex County Delegates

NEA Summer Information


During these last, but vital four weeks of NEA’s Season of Justice, The Sumer Justice Series (SJS) will highlight some of the movement’s most dynamic voices. Through interactive workshops, framed by NEA’s Justice for Black Lives demands the SJS will take a deep dive into some of the most critical issues impacting our students and educators and encourage our members, leaders, and activists to take immediate, collective action towards the future we envision for public schools and our communities.

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Click Here for the 2021 NJEA

Election Results

Spiller, Beatty, Robertson to lead NJEA September 1

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NJEA Pandemic Relief: Food Assistance Application

Local Furloughed Staff Information

Member Benefits Information

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Congratulations to our 1st VP Kim Scott-Hayden on being named the 2021 NEA ESP of the Year!

Carly LaPierre of Irvington EA and Amanda Eineker of Bloomfield EA are members of our ECEA Pride team volunteered on Thursday, April 8, 2021 to help with the Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event that took place at Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology with Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.


The NJEA and NEA Auto & Home Insurance Program by California Casualty saves members an average of $423/yr.  Each policy includes Educator specific benefits, free ID Theft Protection, Pet Injury Coverage and Exclusive member-only rates. For a limited time, they are offering a $25 gift card for completing an auto quote. California Casualty is available in 44 states to active and retired members, their parents, in-laws, siblings and adult children.  Get your quote today!


Congratulations to our 1st VP for being the 2021 NJEA ESP of Year! We love and admire your advocacy  for ALL educators and students!

Congratulations to our Treasurer Christine Canderella and member Sharon Ortiz on completing the NJEA Teacher Leader Academy




We would like to congratulate our very own 1st VP Kim Scott-Hayden on being named NJEA Educational Support Professional (ESP) of the 2020-2021 School Year!

We are excited to have you as one of our leaders that advocates for all

ESPs & Teachers! 

Kimberly Scott-Hayden, an inventory control clerk in East Orange, was the first ESP to serve as an NJEA Executive Committee member for Essex County. She is the President of East Orange Service and Maintenance Association and 1st Vice President of Essex County EA and is an NEA Director. Kim has led a series of professional development opportunities for other ESPs.

In April 2020, East Orange Service and Maintenance Association was the first local in the state of New Jersey to host an ESP professional development weekend conference that was free to members. It was a full weekend of professional development and engagement around NEA’s professional growth continuum.

We would like to Congratulate our 2nd VP Chris Cannella on making Insider NJ’s 2020 Insider OUT 100: LGBT Power List! 




Congratulations to David Coster of Cedar Grove High School on being named  Teacher of the Year for Essex County 

Subject: Mathematics & Engineering

Grade: 9th-12th

School/District: Cedar Grove High School, Cedar Grove School District

David Coster earned his first high school teaching position after graduating from Rowan University. Over the next twenty years, David served as a Supervisor of Math and Science, a vice principal and eventually a principal before returning to the classroom, a place he fell in love with so many years ago. Throughout his career, David pursued a variety of opportunities to provide additional support to his colleagues. These opportunities include presenting at Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey (AMTNJ) conferences, serving as a state mentor for new teaching staff, contributing to the Essex County Curriculum and Instruction Roundtable, assisting on district Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC) and DAC committees, serving on the Northern New Jersey Math Supervisors’ Roundtable, contributing to the New Jersey High School Reform Consortium, and presenting countless in-district professional development workshops. David currently teaches Mathematics and engineering at Cedar Grove High School. In addition, David also serves as advisor to the 3-D Printing Club, the Robotics Club, and co-advisor for the Class of 2021. He is grateful for the opportunities afforded to him by this greatest of professions.




Click the link below to read the letter that has been sent to the Interim Executive County Superintendent and the Essex County Legislators in regards to the Reopening of Schools. This letter was written by our President Anthony Rosamilia in collaboration with all local presidents in Essex County.

Updated:Click Here to Read ECEA's Position Statement on Reopening Schools

Equity Alliance Information on NJEA & ECEA Committees

Click here for the NJEA & ECEA Committees that focus on Equity Alliance


The ECEA Directory and Calendar for the 2020-2021 has been added to the Members tab. Please log in with your NJEA credentials to access and download.

Here is an important message from our President

Like most Americans, I have been heartbroken and angry over the events of the last several days. On behalf of the twelve thousand members of the Essex County Education Association I would like to express solidarity with our black students and their families who I know are hurting right now.

The ECEA and its members work every day to fight for equity in funding, facilities, opportunities, and educational outcomes for our black students. It is not easy work as institutional racism and poverty are powerful opponents. Today, I reaffirm our commitment to advance the causes of racial and social justice in our classrooms, schools, and communities.

We look forward to the day when our communities and country live up to the promise of equality. Until then, know that we stand with the people who are hurting and with those who are working toward a more perfect union, whether they be leaders of government, law enforcement, faith, or education.

Anthony Rosamilia


Essex County Education Association

The ECEA Office will be closed beginning on Monday, March 16th. Sandy will be checking emails and phone messages from home.



Due to social distancing regulations in New Jersey, all NJEA in-person events are canceled until those regulations are lifted or changed. Future events that are not yet officially canceled are subject to likely cancelation. 



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