Preservice Vice President

Kayla Kanarkowski is a senior 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 toward her certifications in Educational Technology and Leadership. Prior to serving as Vice President, Kayla served as Secretary, Communications co-chair, and social media chair. She was able to serve on the Technology Committee (the last two years), and the Editorial Committee this past year. She has also attended the NJEA Convention in Atlantic City the last two years.

At Rider, Kayla is very involved on campus. Some of her involvement for the upcoming year includes Student Advisor of Council for Exceptional Children, President of Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership Honors Society), and Risk Manager for Unified Sports. 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. Kayla is also a substitute teacher for three school districts in central jersey.

As the newest NJEA Preservice Vice President, Kayla is looking forward to making a difference in the community, meeting new aspiring educators, and increasing membership growth for the upcoming year.