April 7th Door Knocking Cancelled
Due to the crazy weather forecast for Saturday, April 7th, the GCEA ESP door knocking has been cancelled! Please register for the May 6th door knocking if you can! Thanks.
You are Entitled to Complimentary Life Insurance
Did you know the National Education Association provides a FREE life insurance policy for all members? Just one more benefit of belonging to our union! Click on the link below for more information.
Time for NJEA/GCEA Elections
Ballots are now available to vote for the Gloucester County Representatives to the NEA Annual Meeting (Representative Assembly) being held July 1-6, 2018 in Minneapolis. You should have received a paper ballot, via snail mail IF you have not registered to vote electronically. Click on the link below for more information.
Rep Council Postponed
Today's Rep Council meeting has been postponed to Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Same place. Same time. Hope to see you then.
Starting the Long Goodbye?
Acting Commissioner of Education Lamont Repollet has announced that the Department of Education has begun the process of transitioning from using PARCC as the state's standardized test! Click on the link to read the full article.
"March for Our Lives"
Interested in showing your support for the national "March for Our Lives" protest on March 24th? Click on the link below to find information on the Washington event, as well as other participating cities.
When Will It Stop?
Once again our nation is dealing with another school shooting. It is beyond time to put a stop to our crazy laws that allow the purchase of firearms whose only purpose is to hurt and kill. Click on the link below for the NJEA statement on the Parkland tragedy and how you can 'take action'.
New Education Commissioner Appointed
Governor-elect Phil Murphy has tapped Asbury Park Superintendent Dr. Lamont Repollet to be New Jersey's next Commissioner of Education. Dr. Repollet has extensive experience as a teacher and administrator in New Jersey's public schools. Click on the link below for more information.
GCEA Honors ESP of the Year
Congratulations to Roberta Rissling, the 2017 GCEA Educational Support Professional of the Year. Roberta, the President of the Township of Franklin Support Staff Association was honored at the Annual ESP Dinner and Workshop held on November 25, National ESP Day. Roberta has been active in her local, county and state associations, serving on many committees. She has also attended the NEA Representative Assembly for several years.
NJEA President Visits Monroe Schools
NJEA President Marie Blistan spent the day visiting the displaced members and students in Monroe Township Schools, bearing school supplies and checks to help with the transition. Click on the link below for the full story.
Murphy Selects Blistan to Serve
Governor - elect Phil Murphy has chosen NJEA President Marie Blistan as the co-chair of the Education, Access, and Opportunity Transition Committee! Click on the link below to read the full story.
NEA Response to Las Vegas Shooting
Once again, the country is dealing with a horrific mass shooting. Here is a link to an NEA article to help us help our students understand.
ESP of the Year Nominations Due Very Soon
At the NJEA Educational Support Professionals (ESP) Conference on Feb. 2-4, NJEA will present the ESP of the Year Award to an NJEA member whose activities reflect the contributions of educational support professionals to public education. The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual who shows outstanding accomplishments in one or more of the following areas: Professional Practice Member Advocacy and Association Involvement Community Engagement Personal Achievement Enhancement of ESP Image Your local association nomination form is due to GCEA no later than October 6. We have extended the published NJEA deadline to allow you ample time to submit the name of a worthy ESP in your local! Please click below for the nomination form.
GCEA Honors Teacher of the Year
Domenick Renzi, a Wedgewood Elementary School in Washington Township fifth-grade basic skills math teacher, has been named the Gloucester County Teacher of the Year. His title began September 1, 2017. Renzi previously earned a Teacher of the Year honor at Bells Elementary School in 1998 and earned a nomination for Disney's American Teacher Award in 1999. He is now eligible to be considered for the New Jersey State Teacher of the Year, a program sponsored by the NJ State Department of Education.
NJEA Inducts New Officers
Congratulations to our our new NJEA officers who took the helm on September 1, 2017. President Marie Blistan, Vice-President Sean Spiller, and Secretary-Treasurer Steve Beatty will serve through August of 2018. Click on the link below to view videos from each of the officers.
Urban Ed Symposium to Explore Brain Injury
The Urban Education Symposium will be held October 20-21, 2017, at the Princeton Hyatt Regency. The focus of the event will be learning about the effect of tramatic brain injury on prenatal to three year old children, and it's lifelong impact. Register now as space is limited.
Support Local Businesses that Support Us
The connection between education and business is undeniable! Many of our Gloucester County businesses understand this and visibly show their support for public education by displaying a door decal that says so! We encourage our members to view the list of supporting businesses before purchasing a product or service!
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