Sarah Adamo becomes NJEA Preservice secretary

Sarah Adamo is the 2021-22 secretary of NJEA Preservice, the organization that represents college students preparing to become educators. She will also serve as political action co-chair.  Adamo will join NJEA Preservice President Brian Reilly and NJEA Preservice Vice President Olivia Haas on the preservice leadership team.

In her new roles for NJEA Preservice, Adamo looks forward to growing membership, raising awareness about the issues that affect current and future educators and their students, and acting as a catalyst for change in alignment with NJEA Preservice’s goals and ambitions. To ensure equity in education for all students, she especially hopes to eliminate edTPA in New Jersey with the rest of the team. She also hopes to promote higher literacy rates in our public schools, address the rising trends of school faculty cuts in the state, and foster stronger parent-teacher relationships throughout the state’s school districts.

Adamo is a junior at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), where she is studying history and secondary education. Prior to serving as NJEA Preservice secretary and political action co-chair, Adamo served as an NJEA Preservice ambassador during the 2020-21 academic year. In that role, Adamo helped increase awareness of Preservice events and initiatives across her college campus, augmented membership and built connections between on-campus leadership and statewide associates. Adamo also attended the 2020 NJEA Convention and the Aspiring Educators Conference this past summer.

At TCNJ, Adamo is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, the Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society, and the university’s honors program. Adamo has worked in the Tutoring Center at TCNJ since the fall of 2020. She volunteers as an online tutor for ESL students in the Ukraine through the ENGin program and for children of low-income households in the Washington, D.C. area with Northstar Tutoring.

Adamo has also worked as an oral proficiency leader teaching French to her fellow college students since spring 2020. Additionally, Adamo served as TCNJ’s French Club president from 2020-21 and is a current Health and Wellness Peer Educator. Adamo has also been an active correspondent to TCNJ’s student newspaper, The Signal, since fall 2019.

Beyond campus, Adamo is an assistant taekwondo instructor in Northern New Jersey with a second-degree black belt. She has worked at summer camps over the past five years, including Limitless in Denville, a program that embraces neurodiversity and the Developmental, Individual-differences, and Relationship-based model.