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Board of Trustees 2019-2020

Executive Board


     

President: Jill Mills  president@njasl.org


 Jill Mills is an elementary librarian for Preschool through Grade 3 students in Chatham. In her fourteen years as a school librarian, she has worked across Morris County, and in 2010 she received Lakeland Hills YMCA  Educator of the Year and Lake Parsippany School’s Teacher of the Year.  As an active participant of Morris County School Media Association, Jill has served as President, Programming Coordinator, and currently serves as the Regional Consortium Chair.


       

President-Elect: Beth Thomas   presidentelect@njasl.org  njasl19@njasl.org

Beth Thomas has been a school librarian at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School in Summit, NJ since 2001. Prior to working in Summit, she taught Language Arts in West Orange. She has an MLIS from Rutgers University, a BA in English from Drew University, and a minor in Secondary Education from The College of St. Elizabeth. Beth has presented workshops at the district level and conference sessions for NJASL and NJECC. She has also volunteered for AASL and NJASL. Beth has gained much from her membership in NJASL and is honored to serve as president elect.



Vice-President: Anastasia Hanneken vp@njasl.org



 

Recording Secretary: Casey Jane Schaffer secretary@njasl.org




Treasurer: Jean Stock
    treasurer@njasl.org

Jean is the Library Media Specialist at Larchmont Elementary, a K-4 school in Mount Laurel. She began her position at Larchmont in 2012 after graduating from the Rutgers MLIS program. Jean has been NJASL’s Treasurer since August 2014 and before that served on the Website Committee. NJASL sponsored Jean as an ALA Emerging Leader in 2014.




                                                                                                                                                  

Member-at-Large:  Beth Raff    membersatlarge@njasl.org


I am a graduate of Cornell University (B.A.), Rutgers University Graduate School of Education (M.Ed) and Rutgers School of Communication and Information (M.I.).  

After teaching fifth grade in the Hillsborough Township public schools for many years, I decided to pursue a degree and career as a school librarian.   Currently, I am the media specialist at Mt. Tabor Elementary School in the Parsippany-Troy Hills School District.  


Last fall I was selected as an Emerging Leader 2019 by the ALA and sponsored by NJASL. Our project, “Developing Inclusive Learners and Citizens,” can be found here.


I am the proud mother of two adult sons, Joshua and Benjamin.  My husband, Steve is a high school math teacher.   




Member-at-Large: Amy Gazelah   membersatlarge@njasl.org










Immediate Past President: Christina Cucci  pastpresident@njasl.org

Christina Cucci is a School Library Media Specialist working with K-2 students in Upper Saddle River, NJ. She served as a classroom teacher for 11 years prior, educating students in grades K-3. Christina was selected as the 2015 ALA Emerging Leader and helped co-write a toolkit for AASL called Promoting School Library Programs. She is the former Co-President of the Bergen/ Passaic affiliate of NJASL.  Christina lives in Morristown, and gardens every summer and snowboards in the winter.

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