Affiliated Groups

The organizations listed here are members of the NJEA Affiliated Special Interest Groups Council. They each provide their members with opportunities to network with colleagues around the state, and some are chapters of national organizations. Professional development experiences and professional and student recognition programs are among the benefits of membership. In addition, many of the workshops presented at the NJEA Convention are sponsored by these organizations.

Its also important to remember that no matter which teacher practice instrument your district is using, membership in one or more of these organizations can be provided as evidence of effectiveness in the professional responsibilities indicators within your evaluation instrument.

Alternative Education Assn. of N.J. (AEANJ)

AEANJ supports a full range of educational options for students whose needs are not being met in the traditional school setting. Membership is open to those working in alternative education or those interested in the development of alternative education options.

AEANJ disseminates information relating to research, publication, and programs in alternative education and holds a spring conference. Members receive workshop announcements, consulting services and resource materials.

Website Link
www.the-naea.org

Dues/Contact
Contact: Tim Morrow, Region2@the-naea.org

Art Educators of N.J. (AENJ)

The Art Educators of New Jersey (AENJ) is the state’s professional association for visual arts educators teaching in public, private, parochial and charter schools, colleges/universities, museums and art centers.

AENJ provides quality professional development and advocates for visual arts educators throughout the year. This includes: an annual conference, lectures and workshops, publications, member and student exhibition opportunities, scholarships and grants to arts educators and their students.

Website Link
aenj.org

Dues
Dues: $50; $20 for retired, first-year professional and student members

Contact
Contact: Tamika Diaz; membership@aenj.org

Assn. of Mathematics Teachers of N.J. (AMTNJ)

AMTNJ is a professional membership organization that celebrated 100 years of service in 2014. AMTNJ encourages and promotes the growth of quality instruction in mathematics.

Annual events include a special education conference, a winter conference, a tech conference, a periodic supervisors’ conference and a two-day annual conference.Membership is open to persons engaged or interested in the teaching of mathematics (prekindergarten through college) in educational institutions, public, private and parochial.

AMTNJ provides periodic newsletters and journals, online professional development, summer institutes, student activities and contests, mini-grant opportunities, mailings and e-blasts. AMTNJ will bring professional development tailored to your specific needs directly to your location.

Website Link
amtnj.org

Dues
Dues: $30/year for professionals ($50/two years); $15/year for retirees and preservice teachers

Contact
Contact: Administrator, Susan Landers; amtnj@juno.com ; 732-788-1257

Assn. of Student Assistance Professionals of N.J. (ASAP-NJ)

ASAP-NJ is an organization of individuals employed in schools, agencies or school-based programs whose functions include advocating and developing a school-based student assistance/substance awareness program. The group meets the needs of youth in the education, prevention, intervention, and referral services for high-risk behaviors, including substance abuse and violence issues. A major portion of ASAP-NJ’s work in schools involves mental health issues–emotional, psychological support services, crisis intervention and referrals to mental health facilities.

Members can attend a state conference, county monthly meetings and workshops. ASAP-NJ provides specialized training on student assistance programs, a newsletter and access to legal counsel.

Website Link
asapnj.org

Dues
Dues: $50

Contact
Contact: Lori Todd, President; asapnjboard@gmail.com

Athletic Trainers’ Society of N.J. (ATSNJ)

ATSNJ is dedicated to the advancement and improvement of the athletic training profession. It continually strives to ensure that physically active persons receive the best possible health care.

ATSNJ members receive discounted rates for the annual athletic training conference and have access to free CEU opportunities via regional meetings. ATSNJ continues to be active legislatively to ensure appropriate health care for active persons and to ensure proper protections for the profession of athletic training. Members also receive newsletters and electronic postings about athletic training and have membership only access to various areas of the ATSNJ website.

Website Link
atsnj.org

Dues
Dues: Dues $65; $20 for students

Contact
Contact: Keir Livingston, Livingstonk@atsnj.org

Career and Technical Education Assn. of N.J. (CTEANJ)

The mission of the CTEANJ is to provide educational leadership in developing a competitive global workforce by fostering excellence in career and technical education; advocating national, state and local public policy to benefit career and technical education; acting as a clearinghouse for education and information relating to all aspects of career and technical education, while providing access for professional development through programs, workshops, conferences, services and opportunities that will ultimately benefit all students; and creating public awareness of career and technical education and its importance in developing a competitive global workforce.

CTEANJ hosts an annual scholarship program and members may nominate deserving career and technical education students. Thanks to unification with the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), members receive additional benefits, including trade publications, national advocacy for career and technical education, legislative updates and the opportunity to attend national CTE conventions.

Dues
Dues: Membership is united with ACTE and costs $80; $31 for retirees

Contact
Contact: John Neyhart, jneyhart@gmail.com or jneyhart@ctemc.org

Educators of Family and Consumer Sciences-N.J. (EFACS-NJ)

EFACS-NJ is dedicated to networking with K-12 family and consumer science teachers and keeping them apprised of philosophies and technologies related to Career and Technical Education, Career Readiness Practices, and STEAM curricula. The organization supports Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and provides professional development workshops for FCS teachers.

Dues
Dues: $20

Contact
Contact: Carol Otis; carolotis1@aol.com ; 201-923-0898; or Patricia Digioia-Laird; njfccla@gmail.com ; 908-791-9906 or 732-452-2862 (school)

Foreign Language Educators of N.J. (FLENJ)

FLENJ represents world language teachers from kindergarten through college. It advances and promotes the teaching of world languages, literatures and cultures.
FLENJ offers professional development workshops as well as statewide meetings in the spring on topics of current interest to the profession and latest developments in methodology, materials and technology. It also offers mini-grants for teachers, a student video contest, an education abroad program scholarships, teacher and student award as well as senior scholarships.

Website Link
flenj.org

Dues
Dues: $40/year ($90/two years); $20 for student members; $5 for retirees.

Contact
Contact: membership@flenj.org or FLENJ, PO Box 385, Fanwood, NJ 07023-0385

N.J. Assn. for Educational Technology (NJAET)

NJAET is dedicated to helping teachers use technology to improve learning. Membership provides newsletters from NJAET and Big Deal Media, professional development activities, technology project mini-grants for teachers.

Website Link
njaet.org

Dues
Membership is free.

Contact
Sharon Julien, sjulien@njaet.org

N.J. Assn. for Gifted Children (NJAGC)

The New Jersey Association for Gifted Children (NJAGC) is a champion for gifted children. Its members are passionate advocates promoting programs, networks, and legislative actions to meet the needs of these students statewide. NJAGC believes that a strong and supportive partnership between parents and educators increases understanding and expands opportunities for gifted children. Its educator division serves the needs of all educators, guidance counselors and administrators and provides regional events, an annual conference and other small workshops. NJAGC also offers a quarterly magazine, Promise, which highlights issues and developments in gifted education across the state, a quarterly e-newsletter, NewsNet, and a website with outstanding resources.

Website Link
njagc.org

Dues
Dues: $40; $25 for full-time college students; $30 for retired educators

Contact
Contact: Vice President of Advocacy Michelle Falanga, advocacy@njagc.org

N.J. Assn. for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NJAHPERD)

NJAHPERD promotes healthy active lifestyles for New Jersey’s students, educators and community members. Its advocacy campaign, “Every Child Stronger, Every Life Longer,” aims to improve the quality of health and physical education programs.
NJAHPERD’s annual events include a four-day convention, elementary, high school, adapted, health and dance conferences, a future professionals’ workshop and regional workshops. Members may apply for mini-grants and awards and receive the FYI, a biweekly e-newsletter.

Website Link
njahperd.org

Dues
Dues: $65/year for professionals ($120/two years, $175/three years); $20 retired; $10 future professional (four years); $60 new professional (two years)

Contact
Contact: John Russo, executive_director@njahperd.org , 732-918-9999

N.J. Assn. of Educational Office Professionals (NJAEOP)

NJAEOP is New Jersey’s only professional organization for educational office professionals. Under a mission of “Service, Integrity, Skill,” NJAEOP provides professional development and promotes the expertise and contributions of educational office professionals. Membership is open to clerks, business office personnel, central office personnel, secretaries, administrative assistants, executive assistants and others who work in public and private schools as well as colleges. NJAEOP publishes a periodic newsletter.

Dues
Dues: $20

Contact
Judi Schwenger, Pres. at geojud222@gmail.com or (609) 965-4181; Dawn Leek, VP at jeffdawnleek@gmail.com

N.J. Assn. of Kindergarten Educators (NJAKE)

NJAKE is an organization of kindergarten and early childhood educators. It promotes strategies to strengthen communication with the public regarding the intellectual, emotional, physical and social values achieved through developmentally appropriate kindergarten programs.

Membership provides opportunities for networking on issues and questions pertaining to early childhood education through newsletters and workshops.

Website Link
njake.net

Dues
Dues: $25 for unified county/state memberships; $10 for retired and student members

Contact
Contact: Bonnie Gentesse; BGentesse@verizon.net ; 908-377-4344

N.J. Assn. of School Librarians (NJASL)

NJASL is a professional organization of school librarians teaching in public, private and parochial schools, prekindergarten to college level. It advocates high standards for librarianship and library programs to ensure that students and staff become effective users of information.

NJASL inspires excellence in the school library program by providing school librarians with educational opportunities and current information through workshops and a conference.

As allies and partners in teaching students, NJASL encourages teachers, administrators and other educational colleagues to join, with benefits including professional development and collegial networking.

Website Link
njasl.org

Dues
Dues: $65

Contact
Angela Deluccia: njea@njasl.org

N.J. Assn. of School Psychologists (NJASP)

NJASP is dedicated to serving and advocating for the mental health and educational growth and development of all children, the maintenance of high standards for school psychologists and the advancement of the profession.

NJASP offers two professional development conferences (winter and spring), regional workshops, a quarterly newsletter and updates on political and current trends.

Website Link
njasp.org

Dues
Dues: $75; $25 for student affiliate members; $45 for retirees; $55 for affiliate members

Contact
Stephanie Frasier – stephfrasier@yahoo.com

N.J. Assn. of School Social Workers (NJASSW)

NJASSW is an organization of certified school social workers from the public and private sectors. It provides opportunities for the professional growth of its members and actively supports higher standards for school social work practice. It promotes the extension of school social work services to all children, facilitating social-emotional and educational growth, eliminating barriers to learning, and linking school, family, and community.

Dues
Dues: $50 (regular membership); $25 (retired or student membership)

Contact
Contact: admin@njassw.org or natlcsw@hotmail.com

N.J. Assn. of Speech Language Specialists (NJASLS)

NJASLS advocates for students with communication disabilities that affect or have an impact upon their educational performance. Helps to secure conditions necessary for maximum efficacy of the speech language specialist. Advances the standards of the profession of speech language pathology in an educational setting. Actively promotes the interests of members. Provides professional development at the NJEA Convention.

Dues
Dues: Two-year membership (Sept 2020-Aug. 2021): $35 regular members, $15 retirees. All students will be offered free membership for this time period (with proof of student status).

Contact
Membership Chair Courtney Tacinelli at njasls@yahoo.com

N.J. Association for Middle Level Education (NJAMLE)

The New Jersey Association for Middle Level Education (NJAMLE) is a professional membership organization focused on meeting the needs of young adolescents. As an affiliate of the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), formerly the National Middle School Association, NJAMLE serves as a voice for middle level educators, students, parents, and other stakeholders committed to excellence in middle level education. NJAMLE provides leadership, professional learning and advocacy in support of its belief that all young adolescents must be academically challenged in an educational environment that meets their unique cognitive, social, emotional and physical needs

Website Link
njamle.org

Dues
Dues: Individual annual membership is $20. Institutional or school annual membership is $99. Dual memberships in both NJAMLE and AMLE are available. Individual dual membership is $64.99 and school dual membership is $314.99 for the year. Visit njamle.org for a membership application and more information.

Contact
Contacts: Tina Monteleone, tmonteleone@njamle.org or follow NJAMLE on Twitter (@njamle) and like NJAMLE on Facebook (facebook.com/njamle ).

N.J. Association of Learning Consultants (NJALC)

NJALC is concerned with the continuing professional development and working conditions of learning consultants in public, private, and parochial schools, as well as in private practice.

NJALC provides two conferences, regional workshops, newsletters, a journal, the Main Book Summaries, grants and a registry for LDT-Cs in public and private practice.

Website Link
newjerseyalc.org

Dues
Dues: $75; $40 for retirees and students (see website for special COVID discount for 2020-21)

Contact
Contact: Maureen Mahon; president@newjerseyalc.org

N.J. Business/Technology Education Assn. (NJBTEA)

NJBTEA advocates for business/technology education and provides opportunities for professional growth leading to quality business/technology education programs.
NJBTEA offers many avenues to fulfill these purposes including, but not limited to a fall convention; conferences, workshops, tours and seminars; newsletters; award programs for students and professionals; and professional opportunities.

Website Link
njbtea.org

Dues
Dues: $40 for professionals and associate members; $20 for retired professional or associate members; $10 for undergraduate students enrolled in a business/technology education program.

Contact
Contact: Robert Carson; njbtea@comcast.net

N.J. Chapters of the American Assn. of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (NJAATSP)

NJAATSP promotes the teaching of Spanish and Portuguese languages, culture and literature at all educational levels. It offers workshops and seminars, coordinates the National Spanish Examination and Honor Societies for middle and high school students, and holds an annual Spanish essay contest for high school seniors. Many student and teacher scholarships are available. Members receive Hispania, the official journal of AATSP, four times a year.

Website Link
njaatsp.org

Dues
Dues: $65 for both national and state memberships; $25 for students

Contact
Contact: Jay Duhl, webmaster@njaatsp.org , 973-263-7001, ext. 3359

N.J. Cooperative Education Assn. (NJCEA)

NJCEA provides professional programs, services and opportunities to cooperative education coordinators and structured learning coordinators. NJCEA is at the forefront of workforce education issues, working in concert with the N.J. Department of Education, the N.J. Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

NJCEA provides three membership meetings in various New Jersey locations annually, offering relevant presentations and professional development.

Dues
Dues: $30

Contact
Contact: Rob Carson, rcarson@burltwpsch.org , 609-387-1713, ext. 6069 or John Hillard, jhillard74@yahoo.com , 856-220-8457

N.J. Cooperative Education Coordinators Assn. (NJCECA)

NJCECA is an organization for instructors involved in student job placement. NJCECA membership provides guidance, resources and outreach for teachers to enhance their work-study and transition programs and collaborate in program planning.

Meetings are held at sponsor sites the third Thursday of each month. Presentations are given by guest speakers to provide two hours of professional development. The meetings are fun and informative and offer an environment of camaraderie and professionalism.

Website Link
njceca.org

Dues
Dues: $25

Contact
Contact: Gerry Caroll; gercar@bergen.org ; 201-343-6000, ext. 4603

N.J. Council for Exceptional Children (NJCEC)

New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children (NJCEC) is the state division of the Council for Exceptional Children, the international/national board for special education. NJCEC/CEC is the professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children with exceptionalities. This organization acts as an advocate and guide in matters of federal legislation, professional standards, professional development, education of school personnel and families, effective classroom practice and resources available for effective professional practice. NJCEC accomplishes its mission through advocacy, standards and professional development. In addition, CEC has 17 divisions for specialized information, sponsors journals and newsletters, and hosts conferences and conventions at the local, state and national level.

NJCEC offers an annual conference, professional publications and newsletters that keep members aware of national issues and current teaching strategies, professional and student recognition programs including scholarships for high school seniors with special needs, and selection of a teacher of the year.

Website Link
njcec.org

Dues
Dues: Premier membership $205; Full $115; Basic $65 a year through International CEC.

Contact
Contact: Julie Norflus-Good, jandcgood@msn.com

N.J. Council for the Social Studies (NJCSS)

NJCSS includes social studies teachers, supervisors and university faculty. It advocates for the teaching and improvement of social studies instruction, supports the development and implementation of meaningful and effective social studies curricula and instruction, provides a program of professional development for social studies educators, and provides for educational and professional interaction among social studies educators, professional organizations, and government agencies. This year NJCSS is offering New Jersey educators a digital program of pre-recorded videos for professional development credit. Each video offers one hour of PD credit for teachers who complete a registration form. The schedule is on the NJCSS website and in our monthly newsletter. The videos will be accessible throughout the year.

Website Link
www.njcss.org

Dues
Dues: $25 for teachers; $15 for pre-service teachers; $40 for joint membership with the N.J. Social Studies Supervisors Association

Contact
Contact: Dayna Orlak, orlakd@waldwickschools.org

N.J. Council of Teachers of English (NJCTE)

NJCTE includes teachers of English, administrators, university faculty, and those committed to applying the power of language and literacy to pursue justice and equity. The organization holds fall and spring statewide conferences, sponsors informal SPARK sessions, runs a student writing contest, publishes a blog and the New Jersey English Journal, and honors veteran, early career, and pre-service English teachers.

Website Link
njcte.org

Dues
Dues: $25; $15 for pre-service teachers and retirees

Contact
Denise Weintraut, Membership Chair, njctemembership@gmail.com
Audrey Fisch, President, njctepresident@gmail.com

N.J. Literacy Assn. (NJLA)

NJLA is a professional network of educators and individuals (prekindergarten to adult levels) interested in advancing literacy, promoting effective practices and encouraging appropriate assessment through advocacy, collaboration, and professional development.

NJLA provides annual conferences, workshops and opportunities for communication among educators who share common interests in literacy education.

Dues
Free

Contact
njliteracy@gmail.com

N.J. Marketing Education Assn. (NJMEA)

Formerly the N.J. Association of Marketing Education Teachers/Coordinators, NJMEA promotes professional leadership among marketing education personnel, provides a forum for discussing developments in marketing education, promotes the concepts of DECA, and works within the American Vocational Association and the Vocational Education Association of N.J. Membership is open to individuals certified to teach marketing education, and N.J. Department of Education staff. Associate membership is available to post-secondary marketing education students, teacher educators, professional business people and retired coordinators of marketing education.

Dues/Contact
No dues or contact information provided.

N.J. Music Educators Assn. (NJMEA)

NJMEA is an organization of general, choral, and instrumental music educators, prekindergarten through college in public, private and parochial schools.
The organization sponsors a variety of professional development opportunities and advocacy efforts that focus on emerging trends and issues in music education. Members’ students may audition for region ensembles, as well as All-State Chorus, Orchestra, Band and Jazz Ensemble. Members may also choose to participate in other NJMEA-sponsored performance activities as applicable.

Website Link
nafme.org

Dues
Dues: $129; $60 for retirees; $32 for college students. An introductory price for first-year teachers who were collegiate members: $54.

Contact
Contact: Patrick O’Keefe; patrickaokeefe@gmail.com

N.J. Preservice Educators

NJEA is organized on the college level and provides those services necessary to ensure preservice members are well prepared and ready to enter the teaching profession.

In addition, NJEA Preservice holds an annual conference and has a strong presence at the NJEA Convention, including workshops and other programs.

Website Link
njea.org/preservice/

Dues
Dues: $32

Contact
Contact: Marguerite Schroeder; mschroeder@njea.org

N.J. Retirees’ Education Assn. (NJREA)

NJREA, the state’s largest retiree organization, promotes the social, professional and economic status of retired educators and support professionals under a unified dues agreement with NJEA, NEA-Retired, and the 21 County Retired Education Associations (CREA) in New Jersey.

Annual events include fall and spring informational meetings/luncheons, a convention in Atlantic City in November, and CREA meetings and workshops throughout the year. Members receive up-to-date information on pension and health benefits through our award-winning quarterly newsletter, as well as county mailing, websites and emails. Meetings will be held virtually whenever possible because of the risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Fall events, including the NJREA Convention, have been cancelled.Check the NJREA website for updates at njea.org/njrea.

Website Link
njea.org/njrea

Dues
Dues: Annual dues in NJREA/NJEA/NEA-R and CREA are approximately $100 and may be paid by check or credit card. An automatic renewal option is available. Lifetime and pre-retirement membership in NJREA is available and may be paid in installments.

Contact***
Contact: Judy Perkins or NJEA’s Membership Division at 609-599-4594, ext. 4123.

N.J. Science Teachers Assn. (NJSTA)

NJSTA promotes excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. Its vision is to excite, empower and energize all science teachers. NJSTA strives to support and recognize science educators at all levels for their dedication and professionalism; advocates high-quality science instruction in varied and diverse settings and, through leadership and service, seeks to generate and promote public interest in science and science education for all. NJSTA has worked hard this year to provide NGSS resources for all grade levels as teachers across the state implement these new standards in their classrooms.

NJSTA sponsors and co-sponsors various functions and activities including monthly newsletters, NJSTA Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award Summer Institute, N.J. Science Convention, NJSTA Membership Meetings, Super Science Saturday, NGSS support and resources, Engineering in the Classroom, NJSTA Spring Meeting, N.J. Science Olympiad, NJEA Convention, Princeton Junior League, Chemistry Day, Physics Olympics, Odyssey of the Mind, Junior Academy of Sciences, and Science League.

Website Link
www.njsta.org

Dues
Dues: $25; $10 full-time students

Contact
Contact: Cheryl Zanone; njstapresident@gmail.com

N.J. State School Nurses Association (NJSSNA)

NJSSNA provides direction for leadership and advocacy in the specialty practice of school nursing. It promotes professional and ethical standards and guidelines through research, education and communication. Members of NJSSNA include certified school nurses, faculty at New Jersey’s universities charged with preparing certified school nurses, and registered nurses working in early childhood programs or in New Jersey’s private and parochial schools.

NJSSNA communicates frequently with members, sponsors an annual statewide conference featuring nationally known speakers and provides timely educational programs at the NJEA Convention and throughout the year.

Website Link
njssna.org

Dues
Dues: For a dues schedule go to www.NASN.org. Membership in NJSSNA is included

Contact
Contact: Executive Director, Marie Sasso; njssnaexecutivedirector@gmail.com

N.J. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/N.J. Bilingual Educators (NJTESOL/NJBE)

NJTESOL/NJBE is the professional organization of English as a Second Language (ESL) and bilingual education teachers for all levels. Membership is open to all educators interested in current information on educating bilingual and English language learners (ESL students).

NJTESOL/NJBE sponsors several conferences throughout the year and keeps members informed through newsletters and online discussion of hot topics in ESL/bilingual education. The organization is very involved in advocacy/political action and collaborative activities with other professional organizations.

Website Link
njtesol-njbe.org

Dues
$35/year; $59/two years with the benefits of participating in the hotlist, receiving the Voices newsletter and getting discounts on the conference payment.
Retirees: $20/year or $35/two years—with documentation that the potential member has retired from teaching in a school district. Retiree registration is mail-in only because documentation is required. No faxes or emails of the retiree application will be accepted. All registration forms are available on the website.

Contact
Representative Alamelu Sundaram-Walters, asundaram22@gmail.com or Membership Chair Joan Pujol, mmbr@njtesol-njbe.org

N.J. Technology and Engineering Educators Assn. (NJTEEA)

NJTEEA is a professional organization for K-12 design, technology, engineering, and other STEM educators that promotes the goals and objectives of technology education and technological literacy as well as STEM initiatives.

NJTEEA provides various high-impact, hands-on professional development opportunities at model schools as well as at supportive industry locations. It also provides email updates to members three to four times a month, a STEM Boot Camp in the beginning of the academic year and an annual spring conference and expo.

Website Link
njteea.org

Dues
Dues: $50; $12 for undergraduate or retired members

Contact
Contact: Executive Director Frank Caccavale, njteea@njteea.org

New Jersey Classical Association (NJCA)

NJCA is an organization for educators working to advance the cause of classical studies, the Latin and Greek languages and the study of Greco-Roman mythology. Members are teachers from elementary grades through college in public, private and parochial schools.

Members benefits include fall and spring meetings, scholarship offerings, materials, resources, mentoring and a placement service.

Website Link
njclassics.org

Dues
Dues: $20; $10 for retired and student members

Contact
Contact: Marlene Weiner; marweiner@aol.com

New Jersey School Counselor Assn., Inc. (NJSCA)

NJCSA works to advance the school counseling profession in order to maximize the personal, social, educational, academic and college career readiness of each student, elementary through post secondary. It is a division of the American School Counselor Association.

NJCSA provides a bimonthly electronic newsletter, annual fall and spring professional development conferences, student and counselor recognition programs and advocacy for school counselors.

Website Link
njsca.org

Dues
Dues: $40; $30 for students enrolled in a counseling program; $15 for retirees

Contact
Contact: Jim Lukach; jimlukach@msn.com ; 732-846-6468

Speech and Theatre Assn. of N.J. (STANJ)

STANJ is the voice of advocacy for the inclusion of speech and theater arts in educational curricula. The association includes volunteer members from elementary, middle, high school, college and professional theatre who are interested in acting, directing, musical theater, technical theater, communication media, and theater education. Members may attend two PD workshops per year as well as presentations at the NJEA Convention. Their students may participate in the Governor’s Awards Theatre Competition in the areas of monologues, scenes and improvisation. First-place winners are honored at a ceremony held in Trenton. A college theater scholarship is also offered.

Website Link
stanj.org

Dues
Dues: $35

Contact
Contacts: Danielle Miller, Danielle.miller@stanj.org ; Chuck Miller, chuckmillermusic@gmail.com ; or Dan Paolucci, dcpaolucci@gmail.com

The Council of Holocaust Educators (CHE)

CHE is a professional development organization for educators who teach about the Holocaust, genocide and human rights. CHE grew out of a long-standing need for educators to organize as professionals and to become a voice for teachers and students participating in Holocaust/genocide education. CHE is committed to the effort to instill in our students a sense of the importance of recognizing and respecting the value of each individual human life and the human dignity of all people as a deterrent to future genocide and to foster a peaceful world. CHE provides its members with the opportunity to find mutual support from colleagues in their educational efforts and to further the instructional program and goals of Holocaust education through ongoing professional development.
CHE provides opportunities for networking and professional development designed by teachers for teachers. On Facebook search for Council of Holocaust Educators.

Dues
None

Contact
Contact: Colleen Tambuscio; ctambuscio@aol.com ; 609-292-9274