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Website: www.eceanj.org

We would like to say 
Thank You to everyone for your 
dedication & commitment this year 
from attending workshops, 
presenting and contributing new ideas. 
Have a wonderful Summer and 
see you in September!
It was such a great event! Kudos to Lauren Greenfield 
the #ECEA Pride Chair and the 
Committee on a wonderful year and 
Pride Reception. 
Congrats to Chris Cannella and 
Phil McCormick (Co-Chairs) of the #ECEA
LGBTQ Committee on a successful event 
on May 9th titled called 
"Issues Facing the LGBTQ+ Youth, 
Community and their Allies." 
along with the Pride Chair Lauren Greenfield
The newly elected NJEA 
Secretary-Treasurer Steve Beatty 
joined in on the event.

Congratulations to Chris Cannella Co-Chair of the
 #ECEA LGBTQ Committee for receiving the 
SOGI Equality Champion Award 
this weekend at the
Minority Leadership & Recruitment Conference.


Kudos to the ECEA Human & Civil Rights Committee on 
a wonder Dinner/Workshop where Larry Hamm 
(Chairman of the People's Organization
 for Progress) 
was the guest speaker!

The ECEA Overnight Express was a success.
Kudos to Pat Landon (chairperson) and the
 ECEA Overnight Express Committee

Congratulations to the newly elected President Marie Blistan 
& Secretary /Treasurer Steve Beatty for 
winning the NJEA Elections

Congratulations to the Essex County 
Teacher of the Year
SFC Harvey Craig from Irvington High School (IEA)

                                        ECEA Pride forPublic Education 
                                                      Essay Contest
We were so ecstatic to see the amazing turn out for 
the ECEA Pride in Public Education Essay Contest 
held at Livingston Mall tonight.
 Our students rock with the artwork 
that is displayed at the mall. 
Some of our ECEA Team Members attended the 
NEA ESP Conference this weekend in 
Dallas, TX
(Left-Right)- Jason Frasier (NEA Director), Christine Candarella (ECEA-Treasurer), Kimberly Scott (NJEA Executive Committee & NEA Director) , 
Jacqui Greadington (ECEA- 1st VP) & Sabina Ellis (ECEA-Public Relations)

ECEA Annual 
Legislative Dinner
Click on the photo highlights tab to view the 
pictures from the event

Wow!!! Essex County is always representing across the country.
This week some of our #ECEA Executives
Committee and Representative members 
are advocating for students at the 
NEA Today Leadership Conference 
being held in Orlando,FL. #ECEA Rocks!


Our very own Anthony Rosamilia (ECEA President) 
and Kimberly Scott (NJEA Executive Committee Member) 
attended the Essex County Democrats Labor Breakfast.


ECREA held their Annual Winter Luncheon
 at the Hanover Manor

Kimberly Scott-Hayden 
(NJEA Executive Committee Member)
At the NFIE (National Foundation for the Improvement of Education) Gala 
presented by NEA on Friday, February 10, 2017 
held at the National Museum Building in Washington, DC.


Here is ECEA's 2nd VP Michael Rollins with some ECEA members 
at a rally at The Robert Treat Hotel in Newark N.J. today (1/15/17) 
to oppose repeal of Obamacare

Essex County was in the house for the 
NJEA Human & Civil Rights Celebration that took place on 
Saturday, January 14th

(l to r): Brian Rock (ECEA Secretary) , Kimberly Scott (
NJEA Executive Committee Member) , 
Michael Rollins (ECEA 2nd VP) and Peter Blodnik (ECEA-Belleville E.A)


We celebrated our new location in Cedar Grove!


12. 20.16

The ECEA Rep Council Meeting was my last as ECEA Webmaster. 
 Best of luck to Sabina Ellis.  Thank you ECEA as I move on to other adventures as a retiree.

Alexandra (Alex) Protopapas


"Torchbearer for Education Awards"

Congratulations to all those being honored, but I especially want to congratulate SANDY LINTON, my good friend, and colleague in ECEA & ECREA! Sandy has been the Director of Essex County Education Association for many many years and she puts her all into the position. It has been a pleasure working with her and she's so deserving of this honor. I hope everyone from ECEA lets her know how excited and happy we are for her!
(Alex Protopapas)

🏆 Congratulations Sandy! 🎊



GLORIA STEWART, a veteran paraprofessional at Heywood Avenue School in the District of Orange, has been named ESP OF THE YEAR for ESSEX COUNTY. Her name was submitted to NJEA as ECEA's nomination for ESP of the state. You can go to njea.org and sign up for the ESP Conference. There will be an NJEA ESP Awards Dinner on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in E. Brunswick to honor New Jersey winners. 

(Pictured with NEA's Princess Moss)

11/10 & 11/2016

Another successful NJEA Convention!  
Many ECEA Members participated, attended our ECEA Hospitality Suite, and traveled with our members on buses sponsored by ECEA. 
ECEA #1 again!


ECEA President,  Anthony Rosamilia and Mike Rollins, ECEA 2nd VP with 
AMBASSADOR PHIL MURPHY, Candidate for NJ Governor


Our very own Kimberly Scott representing us as NEA Director: 

Rich discussion with Congresswoman Bonnie Watson-Coleman on ESSA, equity, and giving students and families access to necessary resources to help ensure success. — with Caleb,James Frazier, Bonnie Watson-Coleman and Kimberly Scott at Cannon House Office Building.



Essex County Education Association had its NJEA Fall Focus Meeting on Wednesday, September 21 at Nanina's in the Park in Belleville, NJ. Fall Focus Meeting are important because they inform members about relevant issues in public education such as Chapter 78, Pensions, and creating local ESSA teams. Anthony Rosamilia, ECEA President, introduced the officers, NJEA Sec/Treas. Sean Spiller, Kim Scott NEA Director, program coordinator Denise Policastro, as well as ECEA UniServ staff and other NJEA Representatives. The meeting was well attended and members networked and exchanged ideas which they will turnkey back to their members in their local districts.
Thank you to all who attended! 

(For more photos go to Photos tab)




Cedar Grove Education Association to use grant to enhance community relationship with school district



Proud of Team EOEA. An awesome group of leaders who are dedicated to advocating for our members. Honored to be your President. Together we can change the landscape for members and therefore have impact upon the futures of the students were serve. EOEA leaders and members are second to none!! ONWARD in our struggle for public education!!!!! (Courtesy of Jacqui Greadington - Facebook))




Phillip McCormick representing ECEA at Columbia High School



 School Year 2016 - 2017 

Essex County Education Association

886 Pompton Avenue, Unit A-2
Cedar Grove, New Jersey  07009
*New Address*

Phone: (973)736-5650
Fax: (973) 736-1191


 * President - Anthony Rosamilia 

(Livingston Education Assoc.)


 * 1st Vice President - Jacqui Greadington 

(East Orange Education Assoc.)


*2nd Vice President - Michael Rollins

(East Orange Education Secretaries Assoc.) 


 * Treasurer - Christine Candarella 

(Bloomfield Education Assoc.) 


* Secretary - Brian Rock

 (East Orange Education Assoc.)

Executive Director - Sandy Linton

ECEA Contacts: For contact phone numbers 

see ECEA Calendar Directory or call 

ECEA Office at: (973) 736-5650 also e-mail at:


* NJEA Executive Committee Member

Kimberly Scott 

(East Orange Maintenance Assoc.)

*Public Relations/Webmaster - Sabina Ellis
(S.Orange & Maplewood Education Assoc.)
You can send pictures of your events to:
Luis Delgado, Denise Policastro, James McGuire
70 S. Orange Ave. - Suite 250
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 762-6866

*** Please refer to our ECEA Calendar Directory for members of Delegate Assembly & Alternates as well as Committee Members, who we represent, our Constitution, and other pertinent information.  Please call our office when you have any questions at (973) 736-5650 or email us at essexcountyeducation@gmail.com.


December 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters

Like many of you, since election night I have spent a lot of time trying to understand what happened. Right now, none of us know exactly what impact the election will have on public education and the lives of our students and fellow members. However, If the appointment of Betsy DeVos is any indication of what is coming, it seems like we are in for a struggle. In January, I will share my vision for the changes we need to make as political activists for public education to win elections. Make no mistake, whatever positions you support, whatever views you hold, do not matter much if you lose elections. One of the biggest elections for us as ECEA members will come in November as we elect a new governor. I intend that the ECEA will once again lead the way in that effort.

The big news in our own back yard is that the leadership team is excited to announce that the ECEA has a new home. In a process that started nearly two years ago with the Rep Council approving the sale of our West Orange office, we are ready to show off our new ECEA office and training center. Located at 886 Pompton Avenue in Cedar Grove, the space can hold workshops for up to 40 members. We also have a state of the art collaborative white board/projector system that will allow members to have meeting notes and other workshop materials emailed to them or shared directly on their own laptop, tablet or smartphone. In addition to the large conference room, we also have a small conference room for meetings up to eight people and space for Sandy to manage the day to day operations of our nearly 12,000-member organization. 

 Ultimately, the goal is for many of our members to take advantage of this space as a place where we can learn and grow and as a source of pride. I would like to personally thank the Rep Council for supporting this vision, along with my officers, Ed Meehan the building Chairperson and Sandy Linton for all the hard work that went into making this a reality.

 As always, I am so proud to represent the hard-working and dedicated professionals of the Essex County Education Association.

  In Solidarity,

Anthony Rosamilia


Essex County Education Association



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