Joyce Farr is a fervent advocate for all educators, students and in particular, language minority students. A multilingual ESL professional, teaching middle and high school students, she has been involved in various levels of the association at the county and state level, political canvassing for pro-education candidates and social justice activism. She currently serves on the NJEA Minority and Leadership Recruitment Committee and Women in Education Committee, and served on the NEA Resolutions Committee as an Alternate and the NJTESOL/NJBE Executive Board. She is also one of NJEA’s Equity Alliance cadre of trainers from the 2017 cohort and is involved with social justice and immigrant justice groups to promote diversity, equity and inclusion. Whilst leisure is a luxury, Joyce enjoys reading, traveling and learning about different cultures.
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Sean Spiller, a high school science teacher in the Wayne public schools, is vice president of the New Jersey Education Association. Spiller was elected as NJEA vice president beginning Sept. 1, 2017.
At NJEA, Spiller has served as chair of the Congressional Contact Committee, as a member of the Urban Education Committee and as an ethnic minority-at large representative to the Delegate Assembly. He was also a member of the National Council of Urban Education Associations (NCUEA).
Jeffrey Bradbury, author of Kidblog: An Introduction to Blogging With Your Students, is the creator of TeacherCast.net, TeacherCast University, and Educational Podcasting Today, is an ASCD Emerging Leader, Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator, speaker, writer, broadcaster, consultant and educational media specialist. He is currently the Coordinator for Technology Integration for the Westwood Regional School District in New Jersey.
In 2012, Jeff was recognized as one of Top 50 educators using social media at the first-ever Bammy Awards and has been nominated three times in the category of Innovator of the Year. Jeff has Keynoted for the Pearson Authentic Learning Conference, EdTechNJ and most recently at Columbia University’s Teacher College and Podcast Mid-Atlantic.