South Orange Maplewood Education Association


SOMEA OFFICE ADDRESS: 2130 Millburn Avenue| Maplewood, NJ 07040 |  Suite D-2

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Congratulations to our Newly Elected Executives:
President: Rocio Lopez
Vice President: Shira Lincoln
Secretary: Phil McCormick


March 2nd, 2017 is the official start of contract negotiations between the South Orange-Maplewood Education Association (SOMEA) and the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education. As a show of unity and support for all 700+ members of SOMEA, whose voices will be represented at the negotiations table, SOMEA leadership is asking that members wear their official SOMEA t-shirts in their respective buildings and worksites on various dates throughout the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year. This action is meant to be a demonstration of support and solidarity among our membership, as we embark on our negotiations with the Board.  It is meant to celebrate the many things that the members of SOMEA make happen in and outside of the classroom on a daily basis. It is important for us to be unified and to acknowledge our contributions to making the School District of South Orange and Maplewood one of the most sought after school districts in the state.”

SOMEA Leadership


SOMEA President, Paula Bethea and Vice President, Hannah Edelman 




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Directions on how to access the SOMEA Contract for 2015-2017

Step One: You have to log in on the right side with your registered email/password from NJEA

Step Two: Click on the Members tab

Step Three: Select Contract

Step Four: Enter the PASSWORD that was given to you by your building rep (hint: password is uppercase)

Once you enter the password and hit the Enter button on your keyboard you will then have to select the link that is highlighted in blue (SOMEA Contract 2015-2017) and you will see the following:

1.Contract for 2015-2017

2. Please take a few minutes to complete a short survey from the Negotiations Team


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