Amber M. Ingram is an Elementary/ESL teaching candidate from Seton Hall University, graduating in 2020.
Amber became an NJEA member in 2017 after attending the annual convention, but since then she has grown in the union. She was first appointed to the role of ambassador for NJEA Preservice in 2018 and has now been elected to the role of NJEA Preservice state vice president.
On campus, she has been a force within the College of Education and Human Services, garnering the respect of her professors, dean and other administrators. Further, she is currently conducting research with faculty and peers about teacher preparation inequity and she is working with her peers to create an inaugural culturally responsive teaching conference. With NJSEA Seton Hall, she is continually pushing the importance and benefits of the union in order to increase interest and membership.
Outside of the union, Amber continues to display her leadership qualities through her work with the Black Student Union and the Student Government Association, giving students at Seton Hall that are outside of education a look into how they can help improve the system. The common vein in all of these roles is that Amber is constantly learning, growing, and asking questions of her fellow members. She is willing to do the work and is excited for her future.