Ewa Dziedzic-Elliott

Ewa Dziedzic-Elliott: MA, MLIS is a media center specialist librarian at Lawrence Township Lawrence High School in  Lawrenceville, NJ. Ewa holds a master's degree in Polish from University in Kielce, Poland, EU, and master’s in library and information science from Rutgers University. Email:

Ewa is a second generation librarian who considers school library world to be a perfect balance between her love of libraries and education. She believes that education professionals should always continue on their self learning path by being active in their communities. If she is not busy taking classes, working on new initiatives and programs, she takes time to explore vegetarian cooking and traveling with her family. 


 Member At Large:

Nancy Meglio

I am the library media specialist at Maxson Middle School, a 6-8 school in Plainfield, NJ. I began my school librarian career in 2003 after receiving the M.L.I.S. degree Rutgers University.  At Maxson Middle School, I helped develop an inquiry/research model in conjunction with the district’s secondary media specialists and the Supervisor of Secondary ELA and Social Studies. I am passionate about school librarianship and enjoy connecting students with books as well as providing them with the opportunity to grow and to gain life long skills.  I am also a member of the Union Middlesex Association of School Librarians and in a previous position, was a member of the Essex/Hudson County Association of School Librarians. I am a proud mother of a 23-year recent college graduate and enjoy reading, walks, museums and movies. It would be a great honor to serve as one of the members-at-large for NJASL. I look forward to supporting the needs of the school library community.  Thank you.


Steve Tetreault

Steve Tetreault has been a classroom teacher for over 20 years. He has earned an M.Ed. and and Ed.D. in Educational Administration and Supervision, and in 2019 completed an M.I. degree in Library and Information Science, with a certification as a School Library Media Specialist. He is a member of the NJEA Editorial Committee, as well as a member of the NJASL/NJLA Task Force. As an educator, Steve firmly believes that the purest education taking place in schools happens in school libraries; when students are able to pursue their interests, it encourages intrinsic motivation and a love of life-long learning. Therefore, school libraries staffed by qualified school librarians are a must for any future-ready school. 



Elizabeth (Beth)  Willoughby

Beth has been a member of the Finance Committee for NJASL for several years.  She is the librarian for Dunellen Public Schools and works at John P. Faber School and Lincoln Middle School.  Currently she is treasurer of UMASL, vice-regent of her local Catholic Daughters and serves on the Municipal Alliance.  She was appointed by Dunellen’s Mayor to be on the library trustees and is proud to serve as a member. Beth has been working in Dunellen since 2013.  Prior to that she was the Media Specialist at Red Bank Middle School. Beth has served on the conference committee and for the past conference she was head of the photography committee.



Gabrielle Casieri

Gabrielle Casieri is the school library media specialist at Lawrence Intermediate School. She teaches 4th, 5th and 6th grade students. Gabrielle is an active member of the New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) and is currently serving as the Chair of the NJASL Standards Subcommittee. Gabrielle is passionate about school librarianship and sharing the new AASL standards with all NJ public education stakeholders.


 Hilda Weisburg

Hilda Weisburg was a school librarian for over 30 years and is now an author, speaker,and adjunct instructor at William Paterson University (NJ). In 2016 she received the AASL Distinguished Service Award. Hilda co-authored fourteen books for school librarians including four for ALA Editions, most recently Leading for School Librarians: There Is No Other Option (2017). She is a past president of NJASL and serves on ALA and AASL committees. She has served for over 20 years as NJASL’s AASL Liason with a break of about 6 years.



 Arielle Goldstein

Arielle is a knowledgeable and passionate educator dedicated to supporting teachers in their life long learning. Over the past twelve years as an educator, her interests and expertise have led her to work with teachers. Currently, Arielle is a Technology Facilitator, consultant, and trainer, where she develops quality and rigorous professional development. As a Technology Facilitator, Arielle is based out of the school library and assists teachers in learning new technology to incorporate it into their everyday instruction. Arielle was a School Library Media Specialist and uses her experiences to improve her current practices.  Education is more than a career for her; it is a passion. As an award-winning educator, Google Certified Trainer, and Lego Education Master Educator, Arielle provides motivating and encouraging support for all teachers. Presently, she is an advisor to the NJECC Board of Trustees, the Google Administrator for NJASL, and helps run the NJASL Twitter account. Previously, Arielle was the NJASL Professional Development Co-Chair and has assisted in social media for the Fall Conferences.  


Stephen Cullis

Stephen Cullis has served as the media specialist at Randolph High School in Randolph, NJ for the last seven years. He has been a member of NJASL for all of that time and has served on the board of the Morris County School Media Association for five years as the Technology chair and two years as the vice president.   Before becoming a media specialist, he was a science teacher and vice principal for over 14 years. He is very proud of his record of finding the perfect books for students, collaborating with staff, and helping infuse technology with instruction. In 2018, he was awarded the ISTE Making IT Happen Award. His love of reading was strengthened by growing up in his family’s independent bookstore.


Oriana Kopec

Oriana Kopec has been a School Library Media Specialist since 2007.  She has worked at Red Bank Regional High School, Manasquan High School as well as Manasquan Elementary School (PreK-8) in this capacity.  Prior to receiving her Library Media Specialist certificate, she was employed with Fordham University, Drew University and Rockland Community College in the department of Instructional Technology.  Ms Kopec has been a member of ISTE since 2007 and has recently completed her ISTE Educator Certification in the Fall of 2019. She holds a BA from SUNY-Oswego, a Master’s in Educational Technology from New Jersey City University, and a Master’s in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Cognitive Technology from Fordham University.  In her existing role, she teaches classes in Technology and Engineering, STEM Enrichment, Information Literacy, as well as her younger library classes. In addition, she serves as an advisor to a Video Production Club, Robotics After School Program and the school Morning News Program. Her classes include instructional technology trends such as LittleBits, CoSpace, Cubelets, Wonder Workshop, Bloxels, Actively Learn, KinderLab Robotics, TelloEdu, K’nex, iMovie, Breakout Edu, Osmo, YouTube, SeeSaw, and FlipGrid. During her current tenure, Ms Kopec was instrumental in the renovation and design of her school’s modern media center in 2018.   At this stage in her career, Ms Kopec would like to serve as the ISTE Affiliate and assist the NJASL community in keeping current with instructional technology trends that enhance instruction.  



Casey Schaffer

My name is Casey Jane Schaffer and I am the Library Media Specialist at DeMasi Schools for K-8.  I currently serve NJASL as the Bookmark editor and Secretary. I just recently ended my term as BCASL's President. I was honored to win the Jean E. Harris Progressive Library Media Program in the fall of 2018.  I have been a librarian for 7 years and enjoy advocating for librarians and volunteering my time to NJASL. I am an alumna of Dickinson College and Rutgers University where I became a member of Beta Phi Mu Honor Society.  When I'm not in my library, I can typically be found at the shore or in Disney.

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