MSEA's Leadership Candidate Guide:
Choose the candidates who'll lead MSEA's Educator's Agenda
In January, MSEA members will elect two members to the National Education Association’s Board of Directors (these leaders will also serve on MSEA’s Board of Directors). MSEA’s board meets eight times each school year; NEA’s board meets three times a year and during the NEA Representative Assembly. The more than 40 regional and state Delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly are elected by each of MSEA’s 39 local associations. They’ll debate issues that impact public education and set the association agenda as well as policy and activities for the year ahead.
Please be advised that since no candidate for NEA Director received a majority of the valid ballots cast, a run-off election is necessary among the top three candidates. The run-off election will be posted for online voting beginning Monday, March 4. Online voting will be available from 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019 through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019. Click here to view candidate bios for the run-off election.
Once the voting period has begun, you can vote by clicking here.
NEA’s Board of Directors consists of at least one director from each state affiliate plus an additional one for every 20,000 active members. With 72,000 members, MSEA has four NEA directors. NEA directors are also members of MSEA’s Board of Directors.
MSEA Delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly and Convention
Every year, MSEA members elect nearly 70 of their colleagues to represent MSEA as delegates to the annual NEA Representative Assembly (RA). These state delegates, plus delegates elected by each of MSEA’s 39 local associations, comprise the MSEA delegation to the RA. Over the course of the RA, they debate the vital issues that impact American public education and set association policy and activities for the year ahead.
The videos below do not represent the full ballot of candidates. The videos displayed below are from candidates who sent a video to MSEA.
General Election Calendar
October 17, 2018
Deadline for forms from candidates who wish to speak at the 2018 Convention.
October 19-20, 2018
Delegates and visitors hear eligible candiates speak at the 2018 Convention.
November 16, 2018
All forms due at MSEA headquarters by 5:00 p.m.
January 18, 2019
Biographies appear on MSEA's website.
January 28, 2019
Online voting begins at 9:00 a.m.
February 15, 2019
Voting closes at 5:00 p.m.
February 20, 2019
Election results validated and released.
March 4, 2019
Runoff election voting begins at 9:00 a.m.
March 22, 2019
Runoff election voting closes at 5:00 p.m.