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President’s Message:


TEA Members, Trenton School Parents, and Community Partners,

The Mayor and Board President held a press conference this morning and stated that the board will reopen the Superintendent search.

Community groups and the unions have banned together to address this issue. Although the board president cancelled the board meeting this evening, the community has already been mobilized. We will use this time to hold a forum with the community to further discuss how we can address the budget cuts and the reopening of the superintendent search. Please plan to attend and give your valued input into the process.

I look forward to seeing you this evening at 5:30 PM at the Trenton Board of Education.

Community Share


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Visit our Professional Development page for

upcoming workshop information.

On behalf of the TEA Professional Development Committee

Crystal Smith, Chair
Laura Walker
Dawn Howlen
Kathy Graf
Francine Conyers

Visit our Elections Committee page for results from the Emergency General Membership meeting held on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Hedgepeth-Williams Middle School.

Election Committee:

Len Mitnaul, 2016 Election Chairperson

John Guidon
Rujay Curry
Alice Burnett
Dana Oliver, ex officio

 Visit our TEA Negotiations Committee page for
2015-2018 Trenton Education Association Contract Book

 Visit our Social Committee page for
upcoming February Social (new date). 

On behalf of the TEA Social Committee

Talithea Briggs, Chair

Visit our Membership Committee page for
important dues information. 

On behalf of the TEA Membership Committee

Dana Oliver and Dawn Howlen, Co-Chairs

Visit  our Government Relations Page to get the latest LAT Review:

Edition 7
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
TEA Legislative Action Team
Robin Hall, Chair
Jerell Blakeley, Editor of TEA E-Review
Louellen Smith Monard


NJEA statement on Friedrichs v. CTA

“The court should respect its long-established precedent”

Read more here:

 Progressive Science Initiative (PSI), Documenting Our Journey!

The TEA Association-led PSI/PMI initiative continues to flourish as the number of students making honor roll has quadrupled and students are well on their way to be prepared for AP and Honors leveled courses. Click here ( to see a video highlighting the continued success of the program


Need Help? Who Are You Going to Call?

Click here to find out which TEAm Leader you should call for your concerns.


Attention New Hires

If you have prior work experience, the Human Resource Department needs verification from your previous district(s) in order for you to have your salary adjusted.  The following process must be followed:

1)  Complete and sign a Verification of Professional Experience Form at Human Resources.  You must have the name and address of the previous district(s), phone number, fax number, and contact person’s information in order to complete the form.

2)  Trenton’s Human Resources Department will mail the Verification of Professional Experience Form to your old district(s).

3)  Your old district(s) complete, notarize and mail the Verification of Professional Experience Form back Pam Owens at the Trenton Public School’s Human Resource Department.

4)  Once received, the completed form will be reviewed in HR and you will be placed on the Board Agenda for approval of credit for previous work experience.

It is important that you do this as soon as possible, so that you will be retro’d back to your date of hire.

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