Va. music teacher re-elected to stand strong for nation’s students and public education
Princess Moss to continue serving on NEA Executive Committee
CHICAGO - July 04, 2011 -
Facing unprecedented attacks on their rights and profession, thousands of National Education Association (NEA) members from across America today delivered a vote of confidence in their current leadership. Delegates to NEA’s 90th Representative Assembly re-elected Virginia music teacher Princess Moss to the NEA Executive Committee.
“I am humbled to receive this vote of confidence from my colleagues,” said Princess Moss. “America’s public schools need our help now more than ever. Together, we will continue to fight to defeat efforts across the country to silence the voices of educators and working families. And we will stand strong against efforts that undermine public education and the future of our students.”
Princess Moss is an elementary school music teacher in Louisa County, Va. A champion of children and public education at the local, state, and national levels, Moss has had more than two decades of education experience. Before being elected to the NEA Executive Committee, she served two full terms as president of the 62,000-member Virginia Education Association.
“Princess is a team-builder and collaborator who is deeply committed to ensuring great public schools for every student,” said NEA President Dennis Van Roekel. “She has a solid grasp of the issues facing public education, students and our profession and she is willing to disrupt the status quo to make things happen for our students and our members.”
Nearly 9,000 educators from every state are attending NEA’s Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly (RA) through July 5. The RA is the top decision-making body for the 3.2 million-member NEA. Delegates set Association policy and address issues facing schools, students and the teaching profession.
The Executive Committee is comprised of NEA’s three executive officers and six members elected at-large by delegates to the RA. The Executive Committee is responsible for general policy and financial interests of NEA and acts for the NEA Board of Directors in between the board's four regularly scheduled meetings each year.
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The National Education Association is the nation's largest professional employee organization, representing 3.2 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers.
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