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ECEA 27th Annual

PRIDE in Education Banquet

McLoone's Boat House | West Orange, NJ

Thursday, May 26, 2022

It was the 1st in-person PRIDE in Public Education Banquet. It was a wonderful event chaired by Lauren Greenfield along with her committee.

The PRIDE in Education Committee have some great events coming soon….

ECEA Human & Civil Rights Committee Dinner/Workshop

Nanina's in the Park | Belleville, NJ

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

It was a wonderful celebration at the first in-person Human & Civil Rights Committee Dinner/Workshop after two years.

We were grateful to have Gary Melton Sr. the Manager of the NJEA Human & Civil Rights, Governance Division kick off by leading us with National Black Anthem of “Lift Every Voice”…

Also Larry Hamm was the keynote speaker and always delivers a powerful message.

It was great to welcome some of our former Executive Leadership back with our current leadership tonight.

Our former 1st VP Kim Scott-Hayden received received the 1st Jacqui Greadington Human & Civil Rights Award for her many years as an ECEA officer and in all levels in education profession.

ECEA ESP COMMITTEE 1ST ANNUAL ESP GALA

RITCHFIELD REGENCY | VERONA, NJ

FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2022

On Friday, May 6, 2022 the ECEA E.S.P. Committee held its 1st Annual E.S.P. Gala!

We celebrated our own and former 1st VP Kim Scott, our 2022 Essex County ESP of the year Trisha Butts. We are always excited to welcome home Madam NJEA Secretary-Treasurer Petal Robertson who was our Keynote Speaker.

MEMBERS AROUND THE COUNTY

NJEA MAY 2022 REVIEW

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Our PR/Webmaster  Sabina Ellis who is also the chair of the NJEA Technology Committee has a great article in the MAY NJEA REVIEW where they have launched a "TechTalks" Series where they will be releasing educational tech platform videos that will be featured on the NJEA YouTube page.

 

Click Here to View the Videos 

NJREA 100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

On Sunday, May 1, 2022 some of our Executive Team 1st VP Christine Willette Candarella , Pride Chair Lauren Greenfield and 2nd VP Chris Cannella attended the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the NJREA.

The Pride Committee Sponsored a Gender Sexuality Alliance Forum

On Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Donald M. Payne Sr. Tech High School our Pride committee and chairperson Micah Gary-Fryer sponsored a Gender Sexuality Alliance Forum for educators, students, parents and other allies event. It was an amazing turnout!

ECEA LEGISLATIVE DINNER

TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2022

We held our annual Legislative Dinner on Tuesday, April, 5, 2022 that took place at Nanina's in the Park in Belleville, NJ. This was our first in-person event since the pandemic.

We had a few invited guest: Senator Nia Gill , Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake , Assemblyman Ralph Caputo and Assemblyman John McKeon who provided insight and answered questions from members.

There were few presentations as well...

ECEA presented the Essex County Democratic Chairman Leroy Jones with the Distinguished Service Award in recognition and appreciation of his years of outstanding service to the members of Essex County EA.

Also our Government Relations Co-Chair Jackie White was presented for her distinguished service to Education by an Educator in recognition and appreciation of her outstanding service to children and education professionals at all levels of endeavors.

We continued to celebrate our President Anthony Rosamilia on his dedication and service to all member of Essex County.

Our own Madam NJEA Secretary-Treasurer Petal Robertson provided another motivation speech of owning your POWER and encouraged  all members to contribute to PAC.

We closed out the  evening with our Congressional Contact Co-Chair Jennifer Bailey providing positive remarks.

Thank you to our Government Relations Co-Chairs Jackie White and Chris Cannella for a great event!

IT WAS A NIGHT OF CELEBRATION AT THE MARCH 30, 2022

REP COUNCIL MEETING

The ECEA Executive Board unanimously decided to rename the ECEA Bargaining Team Award in honor of our President Anthony Rosamilia to the Anthony Rosamilla Bargaining Team of the Year in recognition of his 10+ years that he has successfully led ECEA as President and leading Livingston EA to the 2021 NJEA Jim George Award.

 In recognition and appreciation for her advocacy and furthering Human & Civil Rights. The ECEA Human & Civil Rights Award will be renamed the Jacqui Greadington Human & Civil Rights Award!

CONGRATULATIONS! WELL DESERVED!

Congratulations to our 1st VP Christine Candarella for being honored on Friday, March 25, 2022 at the Essex County Democratic Committee Labor Breakfast with the 2022 Labor Award.

Our Essex County Delegates took a moment from the Delegate Assembly on Saturday, March 19, 2022  to take a photo with NJEA Secretary-Treasurer Petal Robertson 

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Congratulations to our 2nd VP Chris Cannella for being elected to the NEA Board of Directors at the NJEA Delegate Assembly that took place on Saturday, March 19, 2022

ECEA's Membership & New Member Engagement Committees

Virtual Paint & Sip Event Recap

ECEA's Membership (Linda Kelly-Gamble-Chair) & New Member Engagement Committees (Stephanie Ross-Chair) held a virtual Paint & Sip Event on Saturday, February 5, 2022. Natasha of The Loaded Canvas provided a great experience by engaging members with  a Valentine's theme painting.

They had over 40 members in attendance; however, 65 members signed up. Natasha of Loaded Canvas  emailed those that were not in attendance a step-by-step instructional video to follow at their leisure.  Lastly, this event contributed to better mental health with her patience and kind voice of our Artist Natasha. 

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

Check out the February 2022 Issue of the NJEA Review. Another great article under the Rainbow Connection where our LGBTQ+ Chair & NJEA SOGI Committee-Essex Chair Micah Gary-Fryer details his story and journey of his identity of his pedagogy.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE NJEA REVIEW FEBRUARY 2022 ISSUE

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Check out the  February 2022 Issue of the NJEA Review. Congrats to our Pride Chair for writing an article on how Irvington EA Pride Committee “feeds minds, body and souls of the community.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE NJEA REVIEW FEBRUARY 2022 ISSUE

At ECEA's Rep. Council held on Thursday, December 16, 2021 we recognized and celebrated Livingston EA for being the co-winners of the 2021 NJEA Jim George Collective Bargaining Award.

 

 

 

 

We were able to celebrate and recognize Theresa Maughan the 2021-2022 NJ State Teacher of the Year who is a High School Social Studies teacher at East Orange STEM Academy at ECEA's Rep. Council Meeting held on Thursday, December 16, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Executive Team was in California for the NCUEA Conference that took place from December 1-4, 2021. They took time to share a moment with Morgan Jerkins who is a NJ native and a New York Times bestselling author of "Wandering in Strange Lands" and Senior Culture Editor at ESPN’s The Undefeated.

On, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Members of the Essex County Retirees Education Association (ECREA) held their annual food drive and donated "Soup for Seniors" to the Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry located at 315 Main Street.

West Orange Board of Education President Terry Trigg-Scales helped to coordinate the drive and dropped off the donations.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON THE PATCH FOR WEST ORANGE

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Congratulations to the Livingston Education Association for being the co-winner of the 2021 NJEA Jim George Collective Bargaining Award.

We are excited for our County President Anthony Rosamilia and the members of Livingston EA.

Congratulations to Theresa Maughan

2021-2022 NJ State Teacher of the Year

High School Social Studies teacher at

East Orange STEM Academy in East Orange

Essex County

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

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!

ESSEX COUNTY  MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

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

President

Essex County Education Association

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