NJEA has a proud, historical record of achievement in promoting, protecting and organizing the careers and interests of educational support professionals. NJEA continuously strives to safeguard and advance the professional interests, training, job security, and pension and health benefits of its educational support professionals. From the local to the national level, NJEA has led the way for ESP in organizing over 53,000 ESP members, negotiating contract improvements and achieving legislation in all areas of terms and conditions of employment.

 

Feeding the Students

Lynn Cianci, a Food Service Worker for the Washington Township School District in New Jersey, is the latest education support professional to be featured on 95.7 BEN-FM. Read more...

Keeping schools running: Brian Currie

For the past 22 years, Brian Currie has been a maintenance mechanic in the Buena Regional School District. His workday is busy and may include an array of tasks ranging from performing maintenance on the heating system, to helping a students find a lost retainer. But his favorite part of the job is spending time with his students and encouraging them to do their best and make good choices. That’s why Brian is the latest NJEA member featured in a 60-second radio ad on BEN-FM. Read more...

Working with parents as a team

Darlene McKnight, Trenton Paraprofessional Association member, is the latest educational support professional to be featured in a series of ads running on Philadelphia’s BEN-FM. Read more...

Keeping schools safe -- Mark Eckert

School security guards and custodial and maintenance workers keep our public schools safe, healthy places to learn. Read more...

Keeping Schools Safe -- Joe Galego

Joe Galego, the head security guard at Thomas Edison Career Academy High School in Elizabeth. Joe shares how security guards not only help their students feel secure, they help them mature into responsible young adults. Joe serves as vice-president of the Union County Education Association. His ad ran through the month of December. Read more...

Helping students succeed

Anyone who has ever worked in a public school knows, the person who keeps things running smoothly is the school secretary. School secretaries work with all members of the school team, including parents, to ensure that everyone has what they need to help students succeed. That’s why NJEA and BEN-FM are highlighting Donna O’Malley, a school secretary in Tabernacle and vice-president of the Burlington County Education Association in a 60-second radio ad. The ad ran five times a week through the month of November. Read more...

Starting the day off right

School bus drivers are the first people our students see each school day and the last ones to get them home safely at night. To spotlight the important work of these NJEA members during National School Bus Safety Month, driver Traci Davis (right) of the Glassboro Education Association recorded a 60-second radio ad on radio station BEN-FM. The ad ran five times a week through the month of October. Read more...

Caring for kids

For the month of September, NJEA’s ESP of the Year Marge Vallieu shared how she helps the children at her school feel safe and well cared for in her career as a cafeteria manager in the Gloucester Township School District. Read more...

     
 
 
 

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