CCCEA Officers  2019-2021

President - Danielle M. Clark - Voorhees Township

Vice President - Jeffrey Emerson - Gloucester Township

Treasurer - Laurie Gibson-Parker - Cherry Hill

Secretary - Melissa Reitano - Cherry Hill

NJEA Executive Commitee Member  2019-2022

Laurie Gibson-Parker - Cherry Hill

CCCEA Executive Commitee



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Salutations, my name is Danielle M. Clark, and I am the Camden County Council of Education Associations President.  I am proud to have served CCCEA for the past fourteen years, Public Relations Chair for six years, Treasurer for six years Vice President for two years and now President.   I have been employed in the Voorhees Township School System for nineteen years.

Besides working full time and being active in the association, I love spending time with my family and friends, going to the movies, power walking, traveling and creating art work using various mediums. I am extremely honored that you have put your trust in me to lead the county into the future. I believe in peace, open communication, hard work, respect, humility, harmony, and simplicity and I let those principles be my guide on a daily basis.

There are many new and exciting events I have planned for you, the members, and it is my hope that you will be inspired to get involved.  Regardless of what job you perform in public schools know that your talents help shape and develop future generations of learners. Thank you for choosing to work in this noble profession and thank you for making CCCEA a remarkable association.


Danielle M. Clark, CCCEA President


Vice President

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I am currently in my 15th year teaching in Gloucester Township Public School District.  My professional experience includes teaching in a Multiple Disabilities, Behavioral, Autism, and Resource Program.  In 2007, I was selected as an NJEA Spark and have been active my local association ever since.  I was an Association Representative until taking a larger role as Grievance Chair in 2015, a role I continue to perform.  I have been active in the County Association since 2009 as Committee Chairperson for the Instruction and Professional Development Committee.  In 2017, I became the County Secretary until being elected the County Vice President in 2019.  I have and will continue to attend NJEA Leadership and Advocacy Trainings to ensure I use this position to fight for and protect the rights of every member in Camden County.


Treasurer and NJEA Executive Committee Member


There are many roles that I cherish, flourish within and would love to expound upon with you in person. I’m open with communication and accessible. I am an advocate for social, racial and economic justice that champions for positive change in the advancement and equity of all persons making it a better world for my children and future generations. My roles include but are not limited to:  NJEA Executive Committee Member. Personnel and Property Committee Member. Equity Alliance Cadre (former Minority Leadership Training Cadre). South Jersey Social Justice Coalition Member. CCCEA Treasurer. CHEA Association Representative. Legislative Action Team Member. Negotiation Team Member. Past: Delegate Assembly Member – Alternate and CHEA Legislative Co-Chair.

Mother. Daughter. Sister. Aunt. Friend. Educator. Finer Woman of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. Willingboro School Board of Education Member.



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I am a 2nd grade teacher in Cherry Hill with 20+ years’ experience at the elementary level.  I hold my master's in Reading Education and am a certified reading specialist.  I began my career in Philadelphia, where I was born and raised.  I now live in Somerdale NJ with my family and am proud to have had our children attend Somerdale Park School and Sterling High School.  I am currently in my third year as a Cherry Hill Education Association Membership Co-Chair. I also serve as an association representative for my building, a position I have held for 8 years.  This is my first year as CCCEA secretary.  I am detail oriented, organized, and a multi-tasker.  I believe it is important to make our membership inclusive and have all voices heard.