NJEA welcomed Brian Rock on July 16 as a UniServ field representative in the Region 13 office in Flemington. Rock was a high school social studies teacher in the East Orange Public Schools. As an educator, he has taught all high school grade levels and a variety of readiness levels including special education, limited English proficiency and Advanced Placement. Rock had also worked as a part-time UniServ consultant in Region 13 Flemington since 2017. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in social studies education, both from Rutgers University. Rock lives in West Orange with his wife Marie and their three children.
NJEA welcomed Kaitlyn Dunphy on Aug. 1 as an associate director in the NJEA Legal Services/Member Rights division of the Executive Office. Dunphy was previously employed as an associate at the law firm of Zazzali, Fagella, Nowak, Kleinbaum and Friedman. The firm provides network attorney services for NJEA members. At the firm, her practice had been dedicated almost exclusively to representing NJEA members, local associations and supporting NJEA’s statewide and corporate needs. Prior to Zazzali, she clerked in the Appellate Division, Superior Court of New Jersey for the Hon. Susan L. Reisner in New Brunswick. Dunphy received her bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in legal studies from Ithaca College in New York, and her Juris Doctor degree from the Brooklyn Law School in New York. She lives in Lawrence Township with her fiancé Paul.