Sean Spiller, a high school science teacher in the Wayne public schools, is secretary-treasurer of the New Jersey Education Association. Spiller was elected to a two-year term effective Sept. 1, 2013.
Prior to becoming an NJEA officer, Spiller served as an executive board member of the Passaic County Education Association (2005-2013), and as president (2007-2013) and negotiations team member of the Wayne Education Association. At NJEA, he has acted as chair of Congressional Contact Committee, as a member of the Urban Education Committee and as ethnic minority-at large representative of the Delegate Assembly.
Spiller’s focus as NJEA secretary-treasurer is on helping members become more involved at the community level in confronting the challenges that face public education and school employees. He sees the burden placed on middle-class families today as one of the most critical issues to be addressed.
He and his wife Lauren, also a public school teacher, live in Montclair where, since May 2012, he has served as a member of the town council. He is also a member of the Montclair Business Improvement District, a member of the Montclair NAACP, the League of Women Voters and many other local groups and organizations.