Marie Blistan, a high school special education resource center teacher in Washington Township public schools, is the President of the New Jersey Education Association. Blistan previously served as NJEA’s secretary-treasurer (2009-2013).

A graduate of Camden County Community College and Glassboro State College (now Rowan University), Blistan continued her graduate studies and earned a Master’s degree in reading. Blistan holds certificates as a teacher of the handicapped, reading, secondary English, and as a reading specialist. She has also earned a supervisor of instruction certificate from Rowan University.