About the WTEA
Woodbridge Township Education Association represents more than 1800 faculty
and staff of the Woodbridge Township School District
- Woodbridge Township is the largest
municipality in Middlesex County, New Jersey
- WTEA is the largest NJEA affiliate
in Middlesex County and the fifth largest in New Jersey
- Nearly all of the members
of WTEA are covered by one inclusive collective bargaining agreement
with the Woodbridge Township Board of Education. Our current agreement
runs through June 30, 2021. In addition, in September 2019, WTEA received voluntary recognition from the Board of Education to represent our clerical aides. We are in the process of bargaining a collective bargaining agreement for these new WTEA members.
- Our inclusive bargaining unit
consists of teachers, secretaries, transportation
workers, paraprofessionals, aides, and technical employees
- The WTEA operates out of our full
time office at 34 Green Street in Woodbridge
- The WTEA staff includes Brian
Geoffroy, who is a teacher on leave of absence while serving as President
of WTEA; Michele Gurney, Administrative Secretary for WTEA; Toyce Collins, who serves as a part-time organizational consultant
for WTEA; and Sean Cuffe who serves as a part-time release First Vice President
- WTEA is affiliated with NEA, NJEA, and MCEA
- WTEA Constitution and By-Laws
ESP - Who knows what these letters represent?
Education Support Professionals in the Woodbridge School District represent the paraprofessionals, secretaries, bus drivers, bus attendants, school lunch aides, clerical aides, and our computer tech professionals.
ESPs are equal and essential partners in education.
In 2003 Karen Mahurin, a school secretary from Alaska, led a successful campaign at the NEA Representative Assembly to change our name from "Education Support Personnel" to "Education Support Professionals". The name change to 'professionals' acknowledges the major contribution ESPs make to children and public education every day.
Our ESPs provide an invaluable service to the children of Woodbridge Township. All of the ESPs have an impact on the lives of the students in our school system.
Nearly 80% of our ESP members live in Woodbridge Township.
ESP members serve on a task force that meets throughout the school year and whose purpose is to build unity within WTEA and support public education.
The goals of the ESP task force include:
- Increase communication among our members within and between the different job titles
- Promote understanding of the important work done by ESP members
- Include ESP members in the leadership team led by the Head Association Reporesentative in each workplace
To ESP members who work each school day with the students, in school offices, on school busses, in classrooms, and throughout the district...Thank you for the job you do!
Modified January 2020