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.
As Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos threaten federal education funding and billionaires attack our union and our rights, educators must stand strong—raising the volume on our message of equity in resources, quality schools for every child, and compassion and respect for families and their communities. Nominations are open to help lead the charge.
3 Steps to Becoming a Candidate
1. Complete and submit the official Nomination, Intent, and Biography forms. Resumés are not accepted.
2. Include a personal statement for each position sought. See form, for rules on personal statement. (Optional)
3. Submit a 3-minute video (officer candidates only) and/or an original or high resolution digital photo. One photo only. Photos are not returned. (Optional)
MSEA NEA Directors (2 seats) and MSEA delegates to the 2019 NEA Representative Assembly in Houston, TX July 3–7. Candidates for NEA Director must have been members since 2017. Retired and administrator candidates are exempt from NEA office. All candidates must be willing to run and serve. Candidate information will appear on this webpage on January 28, 2019 in alphabetical order.
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.
2019 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.