NJEA Summer Information
This deeply intersectional keynote panel will explore and unpack the complexities of the prison-industrial-complex and the impact on our students, families and school system. Our moderator, TJ Whittaker (Sundiata Acoli Alliance organizer & NJEA Judith Owens Spirit Award Recipient) will host a conversation with Eddy Zheng (New Breath Foundation,) Nedia Morsy (Make the Road NJ) and Reda Taleb (Dreamcatchers.) Following the discussion, we will invite participants to engage with the special guests with questions and closing reflection.
NJEA Radical Imagination Summit for Educators (RISE) 2021
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
- Special Guest Speakers
- TJ Whittaker (Sundiata Acoli Alliance) Guest Moderator
- Eddy Zheng (New Breath Foundation)
- Nedia Morsy (Make the Road NJ)
- Reda A. Taleb (Dreamcatche
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. You will find topics that will prepare you for your current or future roles, sharpen your leadership skills, and show you how your local can develop to its full capacity. Please share this information with anyone in your association who may be interested.
Registration will begin on June 15 and end on July 28—no registrations will be accepted after this deadline. You will need your NJEA PIN, which can be found on the front of your membership card.
NEA Summer Information
The Center for Social Justice is pleased to announce NEA’s Season of Justice 2021, virtual engagements running between June and August, designed to deepen knowledge, build connections, and engage the collective in meaningful conversations on racial and social justice.
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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.
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ESSEX COUNTY MEMBERS MAKING HEADLINES
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
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ESSEX COUNTY MEMBERS MAKING HEADLINES
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.
Congratulations to David Coster of Cedar Grove High School on being named Teacher of the Year for Essex County
Subject: Mathematics & Engineering
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.
ESSEX COUNTY MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
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.
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.
Essex County Education Association