Hello everyone! My name is David Eggert and I am currently a senior at Lawrence High School in Lawrenceville, NJ. I am extremely excited to be a part of the NJFEA along with all of our wonderful officers this year! At my school, I am involved in many different activities, such as Student Leadership, DECA, and National Honor Society. I have had many experiences working with children, including Safety Town, Special Olympics, teaching swim lessons, babysitting, and volunteering in my mom’s Kindergarten class. These experiences, along with the classes I have taken by our NJFEA advisor, Mrs. Georgiana Aiken, have made me want to pursue a career in Special Education for elementary school children. I look forward to being an officer for the NJFEA!
Hello! My name is Jennifer Simone and I am a senior at Mahwah High School in Mahwah, NJ. I am very grateful to have this opportunity to help lead the NJFEA. I have always known that I wanted to be a teacher and when I discovered this organization through my school’s NJFEA advisor, Ms. Joan Garris, I knew that I had to apply to be a state officer. I look forward to working with all of my fellow officers and have great hopes for this upcoming year! In my school, I am involved in many extracurricular activities, including serving as treasurer for the Executive Student Council and co-president of the volunteer club, International Compassion, that I helped to found. Additionally, I am a member of the National Honor Society, Young Politicians Club, and more. I enjoy volunteering at my town’s Center for Food Action and tutoring almost every day after school. I have a strong passion for history and cannot wait to be a high school American history teacher! I have always admired teachers throughout my life and would love to be able to have the same influence on other students that they have had on me.
Hello, I am Chris Muzi and I am a senior at Lawrence High School. At my school, I am a member of my school’s NJFEA chapter, Cross Country team, and Lacrosse team. I also write for the school newspaper and participate in different clubs. As an aspiring teacher, I coach 5th and 6th graders in lacrosse and basketball, teach a kindergarten Sunday school class, and volunteer with Special Olympics. I have also assisted teachers in a summer school program as a teacher’s aide and I mentor 7th and 8th graders at my church. I also enjoy running and writing. I enjoy being a part of the NJFEA and look forward to learning as much as possible this year. I am proud to be a member of the LHS NJFEA chapter, which is directed by advisor Mrs. Georgiana Aiken. I am passionate about the importance of early childhood education for every child and believe teachers can make all the difference in a student’s life. I am planning to major in early elementary/special education in college and I hope to become a kindergarten teacher in an urban district one day. I am really looking forward to entering my own classroom in the near future and helping every child succeed.
Hello, my name is Odalis Romero and I am currently a senior at University High School in Newark. I served as secretary and now currently as the president of my FEA chapter at my school. I am member in the National Honor Society, tutor children ages 4-13, and I am a dancer. I plan to be an elementary ESL teacher.
Hello, I am Stephanie Coleman from Middletown High School South. From a very young age I was always surrounded by teachers, therapists, and specialists. After seeing these amazing positive effect these people had on my younger brother, I was inspired me to become a special education teacher to help other children like him. When my high school presented me with the opportunity to more closely work with special education children, I was 100 percent positive that teaching was my passion. I now teach and aid special education children throughout the year. Moreover, I work within the extended school year program during my summers, teach in a speech center, and tutor elementary school children in reading and math. I am the high school varsity gymnastics captain and continue to enjoy training throughout the year. I am currently employed as a hostess in a local restaurant, and in addition to my busy schedule.
Hello! I am Kelsey Baron from Burlington Township High School and I will be representing all of Southern New Jersey during my term as an officer. This year is my 12th year cheerleading and I am entering my 10th as an all-star (competitive) cheerleader. Through this pursuit, I started coaching the Special Needs teams. Along this journey, through the challenges and pleasures, my passion for teaching has been reinforced and continues to grow stronger. I hope to go to college to get a master’s degree in elementary education at a school like Ohio State University, Seton Hall University, The College of New Jersey, or a school similar to these that offers such a great teaching program. My mission is to continue pursuing my dream and to recruit students statewide to become future educators because we need the best, highly trained teachers to model academic progress and development to our students!