About the NJSSSA

Oct 17 2014

NJSSSA Meeting October 17, 2014

The New Jersey Social Studies Supervisors Association is an organization that advocates and advances the study and teaching of social studies throughout the State and nation. It provides a program of professional activities for social studies supervisors and educators responsible for social studies instruction and provides a means for collaboration between supervisors and other professional organizations.

Jan 30 2015

NJSSSA Meeting January 30 2015

In addition to selected regional meetings, the NJSSSA hosts three statewide conferences a year, devoting time  and energy in each meeting to share approaches to state initiatives, reviewing the latest instructional resources and exploring state and national standards.  These Social Studies professionals from across the state  routinely collaborate on instructional strategies, assessment and resources to promote effective and meaningful Social Studies education.

NJSSSA Board of Directors, 2020-2021

Mark Ferreri (2020 – 2022) Ridgewood Public Schools
Steve Maher, Treasurer (2019 – 2021) School District of the Chathams

Michael Catelli, Vice President (2020 – 2022) Somerset Hills School District
Cindy Assini (2020 – 2022) Hillsborough Township Public School

Vincent Gravina (2020 – 2022) Woodbury Coty Public Schools
Eileen Hannigan (2020 – 2021)

At Large
Melissa dos Santos (2020 – 2022) Jersey City Public Schools
Joe Orlak (2020 – 2022) Pascack Valley Regional High School District
Nicole Sanyigo, Secretary (2019 – 2021) Neptune Township School District
Melissa Hodgson (2019 – 2021) Montgomery Township School District
Aldo Deodino (2019 – 2021) Highland Park Regional School District

Past Presidents

  • Keith Dennison, Immediate Past President Warren Hills School District
  • Bob O’Dell, At Large Director/Immediate Past President, NJ Center For Civic Ed – Rutgers University
  • Dr. Matthew Mingle, Warren Township Schools
  • Kristin Fox, Bernards Township School District

Educators interested in membership in the association or access to the professional network should contact Steven Maher at smaher@chatham-nj.org