Retirees returning to the classroom 

By Sarah Favinger and Kaitlyn Dunphy, Esq.  It is no secret that the country is currently experiencing educator shortages. As part of the response to this shortage, the state passed…

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Read more about the article A life of advocacy and service
The Trenton Paraprofessionals Association organized the dedication event, which drew a state senator, the mayor, city councilmembers, district administration, school board members, local and state association leaders and staff, current and former staff and students, community organizers, and many family members and friends.

A life of advocacy and service

Trenton names school after educational support professional There are schools named after presidents, governors and other historic figures. There are even schools named after teachers and administrators. But this year,…

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Major win for students and educators!

NJ eliminates edTPA requirement Earlier today, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill to eliminate edTPA as a requirement for teacher certification in New Jersey, a top priority for NJEA for…

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Educator shortage task force begins meeting

NJEA representatives seek your input With support from NJEA, Gov. Murphy signed Executive Order No. 309 on Nov. 11 to establish the Task Force to Address Public School Staff Shortages…

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Read more about the article Spiller, Beatty and Robertson reelected by acclamation
From left: NJEA Vice President Steve Beatty, NJEA Secretary-Treasurer Petal Robertson and NJEA President Sean M. Spiller.

Spiller, Beatty and Robertson reelected by acclamation

NJEA’s officers, President Sean M. Spiller, Vice President Steve Beatty and Secretary-Treasurer Petal Robertson, have each been elected by acclamation to a second term in their offices, which will run…

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Read more about the article Push to Walk honors Spiller
NJEA President Sean M. Spiller with Push to Walk’s Darren Templeton. In the early years of his career, Spiller was Templeton’s teacher and hockey coach.

Push to Walk honors Spiller

NJEA President Sean M. Spiller was the guest of honor at Push to Walk’s 15th anniversary celebration gala on Sept. 29. The mission of Push to Walk is to provide…

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NJEA’s quick action gets Deptford transportation workers paid

by Daniel R. Dowdy, Esq.  Under the New Jersey Employer-Employee Relations Act, it is unlawful for a school board to change the negotiated pay schedule for employees without warning, and…

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Read more about the article Celebration of Excellence honors Hipp Grant recipients, State and County ESPs and Teachers of the Year 
The Visions Grant for Social Justice went to the Social Justice Art and Book Club in Vernon Township. From left: NJEA Deputy Executive Director Kevin Kelleher, Vision’s Business Development Manager Liz McDonough, Vision’s Business Development Officer Mary Borrelli, Vision’s Community Development Liaison Shari Leone, NJEA President Sean M. Spiller, Grant Recipient Lisa Hirkaler, NJEA Vice President Steve Beatty, Branch Manager Teresa March, New Jersey AVP / RMSO Ada Myteberi, and NJEA Executive Director Steve Swetsky.

Celebration of Excellence honors Hipp Grant recipients, State and County ESPs and Teachers of the Year 

NJEA honored the 2022-23 Frederick L. Hipp grant recipients, the 2022 NJEA County Educational Support Professionals (ESPs)of the Year; Nancy Cogland, the 2022 NJEA ESP of the Year; the 2022-23…

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Read more about the article “I feel like I’m making such a difference in my community”
Salem County ESP of the Year Amy Tighe at the 2022 NJEA ESP Conference. From left: NJEA Vice President Steve Beatty, Tighe, NJEA President Sean M. Spiller.

“I feel like I’m making such a difference in my community”

Meet Salem County ESP of the Year Amy Tighe  For Amy Tighe, 2022 Salem County Educational Support Professional (ESP) of the Year, family is everything. Although she started her career…

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Read more about the article Lakewood EA wins 2022 NJEA Jim George Collective Bargaining Award  
The Lakewood Education Association (LEA) is the 2022 winner of the NJEA Jim George Collective Bargaining Award. From left: NJEA Vice President Steve Beatty, NJEA UniServ Field Rep Mike Mannion, LEA member Kathy Hall, LEA President Kimberlee Shaw, LEA member Lisa Moody-Anderson, and NJEA Secretary-Treasurer Petal Robertson.

Lakewood EA wins 2022 NJEA Jim George Collective Bargaining Award  

For years, the Lakewood Education Association (LEA) has been advocating for its members and fighting for its students through challenging circumstances. Thanks to their fierce advocacy and hard work, they…

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