Chancellor Avenue School: ‘I Make a Difference Every Day’

While AFT President Randi Weingarten visited North Bergen High School on Oct. 17 to call for support of the American Jobs Act, teachers at Chancellor Avenue School Annex in Newark proudly wore their “I Make a Difference Every Day” t-shirts. “We wanted to show our AFT solidarity and commitment to educating our children for today while advocating for creating jobs and building schools as well,” said AFTNJ Pre-kindergarten to 12 Vice President Cheryl Skeete.…

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AFTNJ Leadership Changes

Perth Amboy Federation’s Chiera New AFTNJ President; Skeete-Carey and Tardi EVPs

Moving up to a new challenge is always exciting. In late June Perth Amboy teacher Donna M. Chiera had her hands full being elected President of AFTNJ while serving as chair of the legislative crisis team battling in Trenton to protect collective bargaining. Chiera is a recently-retired classroom teacher with more than 30 years in the district, 22 years as local President and had been AFTNJ Prekindergarten through 12 Executive Vice President.…

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