Kayla Kanarkowski is a junior at Rider University where she is majoring in Elementary Education & Multidisciplinary Studies with a double minor in Special Education and Middle School Social Studies Education. She is also working towards her certifications in Educational Technology and Leadership.
Prior to serving as secretary and communications chair, Kayla served as social media chair where her main responsibilities were posting content on social media platforms, as well as posting about upcoming events. She also attended the NJEA Convention in Atlantic City last November.
At Rider, Kayla is very involved on campus. Some of her involvement for the upcoming year includes vice president of Kappa Delta Pi, president of Council for Exceptional Children, and Risk Manager for Unified Sports as well as a member of the executive board of the Leadership Development Program.
Outside of Rider, Kayla is a summer swim teacher at a swim school in Monmouth County where she teaches students an important life skill. Kayla also does home swim lessons and lifeguards parties for families in central New Jersey.
As the newest NJEA Preservice secretary, Kayla is looking forward to making a difference in the community, including member growth for the upcoming year.