On Friday, November 12, 2021 our Essex County members led the way with Keith Hinton as the Health & Safety Committee Chair and Phi McCormick as the keynote speaker at the NJEA Health & Safety Conference.


On Saturday, November 6, 2021 our Essex County delegates finished out the 2021 NJEA Convention by attending the NJEA Delegate Assembly where they were able to share a moment with our own NJEA Madam Secretary-Treasurer Petal Robertson

On Friday, November 5, 2021 during the 2021 NJEA Convention our President Anthony Rosamilia addressed the NJ State BOE and Acting Commissioner about the current issues that our educators and students are facing.


Many of our Essex County members were part of the NJEA 200K Conversations that was a idea last year during the summer of 2020. The Initiative and purpose is to reach out to members across the state to start a dialogue on  "How is it going". During this past Summer 2021 every member received a phone call during the 200k Conversation.

After meeting virtually for the past year, the members along with NJEA VP Steve Beatty, NJEA staff Mayrose Wegmann and Thomas Hardy were able to have a meetup at the 2021 NJEA Convention to pose for a picture.

Members took time to fellowship on the floor at the 2021 NJEA Convention that took place on Thursday, November 4 - Friday, November 5, 2021 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

On November 1, 2021 (Election Eve) Our Treasurer Christine Candarella and our PR/Webmaster Sabina Ells attended the final GOTV rally held in South Orange with NJEA  VP Steve Beatty, Tamara Beatty, NJEA Preservice President and NJEA Staff Mike Flynn.

On Monday, November 1, 2021 our members made phone calls  for the final GOTV to other members.

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.

On Saturday, October 30, 2021 our Government Relations co-chairs Chris Cannella and Jackie White was with NJEA Vice-President Steve Beatty and Congressional Contact co-chair Cameron Parke were in Maplewood, NJ canvassing and Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill stopped by to join in on canvassing. 

On Saturday, October 23, 2021 some of our members attended the Early Vote Rally with President Obama in Newark, NJ.

Our members got to share the space with NJEA President Sean Spiller and Madam Secretary-Treasurer Petal Robertson.

On Wednesday, October 13, 2021 our PR/Webmaster who is also an NJEA Members of Color (MOC) Influencer Sabina Ellis  organized a Postcards for Murphy event at Four City Brewing Company in Orange, NJ.

Members came in to fill out postcards that to encourage members to vote to re-elect Gov. Phil Murphy.

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021 the Government Relations held the 2nd Gubernatorial Watch Party at the Appian Way.

On Saturday, October 9, 2021 the Government Relations Committee Co-chairs (Jackie White & Chris Cannella)  organized a lawn sign pick-up event at the office. The office was filled with active members and retirees picking up Governor Phil Murphy lawn signs and writing out postcards to members explaining the reasons why we should re-elect Gov. Phil Murphy.

We also had Madam Secretary-Treasurer Petal Robertson stop by.

Members Around The County

Our Government Relations Co-Chairs Jackie White and Chris Cannella (2nd VP) lead a group of members canvassing to re-elect Governor Murphy and support other NJEA endorsed candidates on Saturday, September 25, 2021 in West Orange

One of the Co-Chairs of the Congressional Contact Team Jennifer Bailey attended a Democratic Breakfast Fundraiser earlier this month.

Picture No. 1 -   with Joseph DiVincenzo, Essex County Executive

Picture No. 2 -  Jennifer with Assemblyman Thomas Giblin

Picture No. 3 - Jennifer with Congressman Donald Payne, Jr.

Celebration of Labor

Friday, September 10, 2021

On Friday, September 10th at Newark City Hall our Executive Team and members of Essex County EA took part at the 30th Annual Celebration of Labor that honored Governor Phil Murphy (Grand Marshall) and NJEA President and Montclair Mayor Sean Spiller (Deputy Grand Marshall)


On Wednesday, August 4, 2021 our leadership team attended an event in Montclair to honor outgoing NJEA President Marie Blistan which was hosted by NJEA President-elect and Mayor of Montclair Sean Spiller.

From left-right

2nd VP Chris Cannella, 1st VP Kimberly Scott , former Montclair Education Association President & NJEA Secretary-Treasurer elect Petal Robertson , NJEA President Marie Blistan . President Anthony Rosamilia and Treasurer Christine Candarella

2021 Virtual NEA RA

NJEA-Essex County Delegates

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.