ACCESS Supports Back-to-School Night at Camden’s Yorkship School

NJEA ACCESS consultant Carolyn Corbi supported Yorkship School educators at their back-to-school night event on Sept. 20. ACCESS consultants created a bilingual survey for parents to elicit ways to improve the school community.

Yorkship School is an important part of the Camden community. In addition to the usual back-to-school night activities, the school provided dinner for parents and children who attended the event.

Pictured (l to r) Martha Mendoza, MLL teacher and ACCESS team member, Tina Campanaro, first grade teacher and ACCESS team member, Maureen O’Driscoll, first grade teacher and ACCESS team member, Carolyn Corbi and Sydney Edmonds, first grade teacher and first year teacher.

Corbi is an NJEA ACCESS consultant. She taught in the Pennsauken Public School district for more than 31 years where she educated students with special needs grades in Pre-K through 12th grade. In her third year of teaching, she was awarded the Governor’s Award for Teacher of the Year for her school.

NJEA ACCESS consultants work alongside association members, educators and administration to remedy inequities in three urban school districts by addressing labor and management issues, teacher leadership and addressing trauma in those school buildings.