The goal of ECSBA is to enhance the skills and knowledge of local board of education members throughout Essex County. ECSBA serves as a forum for the exchange of information and ideas and as a catalyst to expedite and initiate action.

The county school boards association meetings are opportunities for board members to receive professional development and up-to-date information on current education initiatives, legislation and regulations affecting public schools. The meetings enable board members to stay connected and work together to advance the achievement of all public school students in New Jersey. Most programs run from 6 – 9 p.m. with dinner and registration from 6 – 6:45 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting!



Josephine Garcia

President Essex County School Boards Association

Reginald Bledsoe

Vice President Essex County School Boards Association

Pamela Chirls

Vice President Essex County School Boards Association

Erika Jacho

NJSBA Board of Director's Delegate, May 2020

Shane Berger

NJSBA Board of Directors Alternate Delegate, May 2020

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Patricia Rees

County Activities Coordinator

Charlene Peterson

Charlene Peterson

Field Service Representative

Jonathan Pushman

Legislative Advocate