About Us

Our Purpose:

To advocate, enable and/or empower all families and individuals regardless of age in matters as they relate to education, including (but not necessarily limited) to food, access to school supplies, the improvement of physical school properties, educational services and support within the Borough of Collingswood and any other municipality inclusive of those municipalities considered a ‘sending’ school district whose children attend and are part of the Borough of Collingswood School District

Our Board

Kate Delany – President

Kate Delany is the author of two books of poetry—Reading Darwin (Poets Corner Press) and Ditching (Aldrich Press). Her prose and poetry have appeared in many magazines and journals, such as Art Times, Barrelhouse, Jabberwock Review, Room and Poetry Quarterly. She holds a MA in English from Rutgers-Camden and a BA in English, as well as BA in Art History, from Chestnut Hill College. Kate has over a decade’s worth of experience teaching college English, both literature and writing to diverse student populations.

A resident of Collingswood since 2007 and the parent of two Collingswood public school students, Kate is a member of Sustainable Collingswood and leads the Collingswood Chicken Uprising. She is the school liaison for the Collingswood Community Habitat Project, the parent coordinator of the Garfield Green Team and the Membership Chair of the Garfield Elementary PTA. In writing, in the classroom and via community organizing, Kate is passionate about facilitating conversations that matter and advocating for sustainability and social justice.

Jen Rossi – Vice President

Jen Rossi moved to Collingswood with her spouse in 2012. She is a graduate of Georgian Court University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Fine Art. She has a certificate of eligibility with advanced standing in Elementary Education (K-5) and as a Teacher of Fine Art (K-12). After a part-time floating position and substitute teaching, Jen returned to the corporate world. Professionally Jen is a Digital Marketing Manager for a privately owned insurance brokerage, providing important information on how to reduce the risks in today’s business world: ranging from slip and fall injuries to computer network hacks.

Getting the information in the hands of people who need it with the help of guidebooks, webinars, instructional videos, blog posts, social media alerts, and online courses. With this background in education and knowledge of the process for communicating important information to anyone willing to hear it, Jen focuses her energy on making a big impact with small things- making life a little more convenient, helping people get informed, keeping things practical and timely, and encouraging achievable goals for success. In her free time, Jen loves upcycling, improving, and otherwise repurposing materials to the delight of family, neighbors, and Etsy customers. She looks forward to running down questions and getting helpful information into social feeds and inboxes of members of the Collingswood community.

Rhodes Mason – Secretary

Rhodes Mason is a resident of Collingswood, a parent, and an Educational Advocate. Rhodes also works with an organization dedicated to improving access to facilities for Collingswood’s student athletes.

Rhodes brings his skills as a marketer to help share information with the community and as the organization’s secretary to circulate surveys and important reports.

William Lutz – Treasurer

In addition to possessing a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) along with a Project Management Professional (PMP) and several other certifications, William Lutz has over 27 years of government service at the Local, State and County levels inclusive of staff management and program administration.

Mr. Lutz is no stranger to education, having served as a volunteer Founding Board Member of the nationally recognized Acelero Head Start Early Education for Camden / Philadelphia for over 11 years. He has extensive professional background includes non-profit management, and his work with grants development and management is notable, including serving (upon request) as a Peer Grants Reviewer for the U.S. Department of Justice, reviewing and monitoring federal grants and awards. Mr. Lutz is also a writer for The Great War series (http://www.thegreatwar.tv) and a part time Adjunct Professor for the Camden County College English Department and guest lecturer on History, while also serving as a Grants and Contract Specialist for Research Administration at Temple University Health Systems.

Organization Documents

Executive Session Meeting Notes

Bylaws For The Collingswood Educational Advocacy Group

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