Elizabeth Govea

Current job title: In-Class Support Special Education 7th grade ELA/SCI/SS teacher, Horace Mann Elementary School / Bergen

Local: North Bergen Federation of Teachers (Local 1060)

Career highlights/achievements: Teacher of the Year 2014, union representative, facilitator of Teacher Leader Program in my district, facilitator of North Bergen Federation of Teachers Book Club

Why I’m a warrior for social justice: I want to be an active participant in creating conversation, action and change. I want my children and my students to grow up and be in a world of equality, equity and understanding.