Union City Education Association


Toni  Toni Fellowes – President      

Toni Fellowes has worked as a teacher for 27 years and was teaching Algebra at José Martí Freshman Academy. She has served as UCEA Chief Building representative for most of her career. Toni has spent more than two decades working to improve conditions for all UCBOE employees. She has stood at the side of her colleagues resolving disputes and facilitating the full use of their benefits.  An honest, no-nonsense leader, she has successfully enforced our contract to the advantage of our members. Toni has also served as our representative to the Hudson County Education Association and was on the NJEA Human Rights Committee. She is committed to protecting our salaries, benefits, and securing the best working conditions possible. Our members are her #1 priority.

Charlie Roussel-  1st Vice-President

I have been a teacher and coach in the Union City School District for 18 years. I have taught at Columbus School, Union Hill, Jose Marti, Emerson and Union City High School. For the past two years I have served as the Chief Building Representative for Union City High School. Prior to coming into teaching, I worked in the clothing industry as an assistant manager and a buyer. In the business world I learned valuable management skills that I put to use everyday in both the classroom and on the playing field.

Liliana Duenas –   2nd Vice-President   

I have been a Union City Board of Education employee for ten years. I am currently a Bi-lingual School Social Worker on the Child Study Team at Thomas Edison School.  I have also worked on the Child Study Teams at the Jose Marti Freshman Academy, Washington School and the Early Childhood Team during my tenure in Union City.

Edwin Amar – 3rd Vice-President

Leo Gosselin – 4th Vice-President          

Leo is a life-long resident of Union City. He is a graduate of both Edison elementary school and Emerson High School. He is a 20-year veteran of the Union City Board of Education maintenance staff and currently is assign to Union City High School where is heads the maintenance staff.

  Amador Rodriguez – Treasurer

Amador Rodriguez has been teaching for the Union City School District for 34 years.  He started in 1979 at Union Hill High School and is presently at Jose Marti Freshman Academy. Amador is a graduate of Union Hill High School, Farleigh Dickenson University and Montclair State College where he received a Bachelor of Science in Social Studies.  He received a Masters of Science from Kean College and holds State certification for Bilingual Education, Health Education, Social Studies, and Media Specialist.  Amador has also worked on numerous district committees including coordinator for the SASA program, Audio Visual committee, the first advisory committee for the History Honor Society, and the Collaborative Assessment for Planning and Achievement (CAPA) committee. Amador has coached cross-country track, indoor track, outdoor track and varsity baseball. He is extremely proud of his 25 years of track and basketball coaching experience, which include 23 years at Union Hill and 2 years at Union City High School. His coaching accolades include 8 Hudson County Championships, named twice as the Hudson County Track Coach of the Year and awarded the Hudson County Track Coaching Career Achievement Award. As an employee, dedicated teacher and coach in the Union City public school system for over 30 years Amador is keenly aware of the many challenges that face our schools, students, and staff.  He knows and understands that there are many difficult tasks ahead that will need to be addressed. He considers himself to be a fearless fighter who will work hard to protect your rights. Amador’s new challenge now is to update and maintain accurate financial records.  He pledges to keep all members of Union City Education Association informed.

Priscilla Arroyo – Corresponding Secretary       

I have been working for the Union City School System since 2002.  I am a bi-lingual Medical Administrator in the Department of Support Services. For fourteen years I was assigned to the Special Education Department at the Board of Education building and I am now working at Robert Waters school. Every Tuesday and Friday I am assigned to the Jose Marti Freshman Academy where I schedule Psychiatric evaluations and maintain records for our special education students.

Marta Orbe – Recording Secretary

During my eighteen years in the Union City School District, I have had the privilege of teaching in various schools. I am currently teaching at Colin Powell School. Throughout my career, I have worked as a Resource and Self-Contained teacher, Bilingual At Risk Leader and Literacy Coach.