In October 2009, Nancy Deering was appointed as the first Ombudsman for the Newark Public Schools, a district comprising about 40,000 students and 7,500 staff. District Superintendent Dr. Clifford Janey said, “Ms. Deering is an outstanding professional with more than two decades of experience managing the kinds of collaborative partnerships between management and staff and management and community that are sorely needed in the district. I believe she will work well with the team we have put together.”
Previously, Deering was an Ombuds for Merrill Lynch. She earned her BA in Communications from Rutgers University and a a masters’ degree in Organizational Development from the University of Phoenix. Deering has been an active member of IOA, including service on the 2007-2008 Conference Oversight Committee. (Newark Public Schools Press Release, Newsletter; IOA 2008 Annual Report.)
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