Rep Council Meeting Dates & Minutes [Candidate Bios]

Please see the following bios for candidates for PRESIDENT/CO-PRESIDENT

MIKE D’ALOIA – My mission as C.E.A. President is to support, unify, and take action for our members in order to build the best association.

In 2001, I began teaching in the School District of the Chathams and in that same year joined the C.E.A.  Shortly after, I began working as a non-tenured teacher on the Action Committee to help secure a new C.E.A. contract.

As many of you know, I’m always willing to lend a helping hand to all staff. I continually strive to be friendly, approachable, and practical.  My work on both school and district committees displays my ability to be a team player.  My interactions with teachers, secretaries, para-professionals, custodians, maintainers, administrators, educational support staff, as well as students/parents have been positive. In this new role I will be a voice for the association and establish a clear line of communication for all members. 

C.E.A. Positions Held:

  • Vice President
  • K-3 Grievance Rep.
  • SBS Building Rep.
  • Action Committee Member for Negotiations
  • 100K Health Care Distribution Committee Member

Work Experience:

  • Library Media Specialist – Southern Boulevard School, Chatham, NJ 
  • Library Media Specialist – Lincoln/Washington Schools, Caldwell – West Caldwell, NJ 
  • Grade 3 Classroom Teacher  Sacred Heart School, Newark, NJ


  • Master’s Degree, Educational Leadership – Fairleigh Dickinson
  • Master’s Degree, Library and Information Studies – Rutgers University
  • Supervisor Certificate – Rutgers University
  • Associate Media Specialist Certificate – Montclair State University
  • Bachelor’s Degree – Rutgers University

I have a strong understanding of what must be done in order to better the condition of our association and its members.    

A vote for Mike D’Aloia is a vote for strong, unwavering leadership.


Betsy Yates Long (CHS) and Laura Noonan (SBS) for CEA Co-Presidents

Inspired by attending the NJEA Winter Leadership, 2019, we are running on a platform of increasing transparency and member engagement. Our goal is to cover experience from both elementary and secondary educators within the district and to engage custodians, maintenance, secretaries, special services, guidance, and ESPs. We look forward to working with Pete Steinmetz, Laurie DeBiasse, Marylynn McCloud, and Stephanie Lukasiewicz on the Executive Board during this incredibly formative time.

We want to:

    • Support teachers to continue to provide stellar education to our students, both in person and virtually
    • Educate members about the CEA contract and other NJEA contracts
    • Increase awareness of grievance processes
    • Engage membership to participate more within CEA
    • Survey positive and negative experiences
    • Share best practices
    • Ensure that all voices are heard leading to future negotiations
    • Navigate our safe return to school post-pandemic

A little about us

Betsy Yates Long

  • 9th year as a teacher (2011), 6 years in district (2014)
  • CEA positions held: Building Rep, Evaluation Committee, Bylaws Committee
  • Attended NJEA Winter Leadership
  • Attended ARs: Key to a Strong Organization
  • Attended Evaluation Committee
  • Has a master’s from Penn State in Educational Leadership with a focus on Professional Development.

Laura Noonan

  • 20th year as a teacher (1999), 16th year as a teacher at SDOC – SBS (2003)
  • CEA positions held: Building Rep, Evaluation Committee, Health and Safety Committee, Negotiating Committee, Bylaws committee – currently serving as CEA VIce President
  • SDOC responsibilities have included: 3rd grade team leader and most currently K-3 Science Content Leader
  • Attended NJEA Summer and Winter Leadership
  • Attended NJEA X’s and O’x of Local Leaders
  • Attended NJEA Health and Safety Committee Training
  • Attended NJEA Evaluation Committee training
  • Has a Masters in Teaching w/ Supervisor and Reading Specialist Certifications from Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Has a Masters in Educational Leadership w/Principal’s Certification from Fairleigh Dickinson University


Vote: Thursday May 28 – June 1, 2020


All Executive Board meetings take place in the CHS Media Center and begin at 3:30 p.m.

All General meetings take place in the CHS Media Center and begin at 3:30 p.m.

See each month’s attachment for a copy of the meeting minutes.


September 5

October 3

November 14

December 5

January 2,

February 6

March 5

April 2

May 7

June 4 (Incoming and Outgoing Boards)