South Orange Maplewood Education Association

About- A Note from the President

Welcome to the SOMEA Web site. We are very happy that you are taking the time to learn a little more about what SOMEA is and what great things we do.

From The President

Welcome to the website of the South Orange/Maplewood Education Association (SOMEA).  We hope that you will visit often to keep abreast of the many changes that are happening in the local and statewide education communities.  Electronic communications such as this website can ensure that the public is aware of critical news that affect our schools and the education of our children.

The SOMEA Executive committee maintains an ardent effort to make this the portal for our members and the community to be fully informed of educational issues. But these communications only work if you consciously tune in.  We hope it becomes the “go to” place for updates on what’s happening now in education.  This is especially critical in the next few months as local budgets are drafted and put in place and as new policies are introduced and passed in our state legislature.

Knowledge is power and we are glad you have chosen to make this a part of your knowledgebase.

— Paula Bethea, President, SOMEA