NJEA Officers

NJEA's officers, who are elected to two-year terms, are:

Wendell Steinhauer    

President - Wendell Steinhauer


Wendell Steinhauer, a high school mathematics teacher in Riverside public schools, is president of the New Jersey Education Association. Steinhauer previously served as NJEA’s vice president and secretary-treasurer. He was elected to his second, two-year term as president effective Sept. 1, 2015.

As an NJEA officer, Steinhauer has served as chair of the Property and Personnel Committee and the Affiliated Groups Council, as a member of the Staff Pension Fund, and as the liaison to Student NJEA.  Learn more

       
Marie Blistan    

Vice President - Marie Blistan


Marie Blistan, a high school special education resource center teacher in Washington Township public schools, is the vice president of the New Jersey Education Association. Blistan previously served as NJEA’s secretary-treasurer (2009-2013). She was re-elected to a second two-year term as vice president effective Sept. 1, 2015.

At NJEA, Blistan is chair of the Property and Personnel Committee, and is liaison to numerous NJEA committees that include Certification, Evaluation, and Tenure, Convention, Exceptional Children, Higher Education, Human Rights, Minority Leadership & Recruitment, Instruction, Professional Development, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity, Technology, Working Conditions, and Youth Services.  Learn more

       
Sean Spiller    

Secretary-Treasurer - Sean Spiller 


Sean Spiller, a high school science teacher in the Wayne public schools, is secretary-treasurer of the New Jersey Education Association. Spiller was elected to his second two-year term effective Sept. 1, 2015.

At NJEA, Spiller has served as chair of the Congressional Contact Committee, as a member of the Urban Education Committee and as ethnic minority-at-large representative of the Delegate Assembly. He is also a member of the National Council of Urban Education Associations (NCUEA). Learn more