NJEA Preservice President  Brian Reilly

Brian Reilly is a junior at Seton Hall University studying secondary education and mathematics. In addition to his role with NJEA Preservice, Brian is active at Seton Hall in Campus Ministry and the Seton Hall Pep Band. He is also a part of the Xi Gamma Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi.

Brian joined NJEA Preservice as an ambassador at the 2019 NJEA Convention. He later went on to serve as NJEA Relations Chair for the 2020-21 school year. In this position, he helped grow the relationships of Preservice with NJEA as well as the NEA Aspiring Educators program. He looks forward to strengthening these relationships even further in the future.

In his role as president, Brian is looking forward to continuing the growth of Preservice in membership as well as its presence on the state and national level. He is focused on the fight to end edTPA once and for all.

NJEA Preservice Vice President Olivia Haas

Olivia Haas is a senior at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), where she is studying mathematics secondary education. Olivia plans to attend Graduate School to obtain a doctoral degree in math education.

Prior to serving as NJEA Preservice Vice President, Olivia served as the NJEA Preservice President during the 2019-2020 year. In that role, Olivia helped plan and lead Preservice events, such as Preservice Preview and the newly implemented Game Nights for members. To increase membership, Olivia spoke at colleges throughout the state about the importance of unionization and the opportunities NJEA Preservice provides its members.

Olivia has served on the NJEA Women in Education committee, and she has been a member of the Mercer County Education Association Legislative Action Team. Additionally, Olivia has attended the NEA Aspiring Educators State Leaders meetings and helped lead a discussion on teacher prep exams with Cameo Kendrick.

At TCNJ, Olivia is a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa circle, the Gamma Zeta chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society and is a new inductee of the Theta Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon. She also serves as the secretary of the Women’s Club Soccer Team and is an active member of Best Buddies, a program that matches TCNJ students with individuals with disabilities. Olivia has worked as a tutor in the Tutoring Center and TCNJ since the fall of 2019. In spring 2020, she was a learning assistant in a Calculus B course on campus and is currently a class tutor for a Number Theory course.

As the newest NJEA Preservice Vice President Olivia looks forward to being more involved in the Preservice community, working to grow membership and aid the next generation of future educators. She is looking forward to sharing the bountiful opportunities and benefits that the union offers with aspiring educators.

NJEA Preservice Secretary Karly Rabinowitz

Karly Rabinowitz is a senior at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). She is studying special education and elementary education with a specialization in psychology. Karly is in the five-year master’s degree program and is expected to graduate in 2023.

At TCNJ, Karly is a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Honors Society which is for Education. She is also a member of Psi Chi Honors Society, which is for psychology majors. Karly is an active member of Best Buddies. This is an inclusive club that enables neurodiverse people to connect with one another by being paired up. Karly has also been a part of a Social and Emotional Learning Lab for the Psychology Department where she studies better ways to incorporate social and emotional skills within the classroom. She is looking forward to continuing with this lab in the fall.

Over the summer, Karly works as a camp counselor. She has done this every year for the past six years and is looking forward to continuing to do so. Karly is excited to be secretary for this upcoming year. She is looking forward to collaborating with the leadership team as well as being more involved with the Preservice. Karly cannot wait to work with other members of NJEA in order to expand our membership.

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