NJEA welcomed Kimberly Crane to full-time staff on Jan. 2 as a temporary associate director in the Communications Division. Crane is on leave from her position as dean of staff and students at Bartle Elementary School in Highland Park, where she has worked since 2001. Prior to her service as dean, Crane was an art teacher. She has served as president of the Highland Park Education Association and in various other HPEA positions. She served on several Middlesex County Education Association committees and NJEA committees. She was a member of the NJEA Bolivar Graham Practicing Apprentice Program Class of 2015, where she apprenticed in the Government Relations Division. Prior to her full-time position at NJEA, Crane has worked as a consultant in the Communications Division since 2015.