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Pennsylvania teacher re-elected as NEA secretary-treasurer


WASHINGTON - July 03, 2012 -

Educators, gathered in the nation’s capital, voted to re-elect Becky Pringle as the Association’s Secretary-Treasurer for another term.

Pringle, a physical science teacher from Harrisburg, Pa., was re-elected during NEA’s 91st Representative Assembly (RA).

Pringle’s next term as secretary-treasurer of the nation’s largest professional organization will begin in September. She previously served two terms as a member of NEA’s Executive Committee where she distinguished herself as a thoughtful and passionate advocate for the nation’s public school educators and students.

“NEA is working hard to transform the profession and improve student learning,” Pringle said. “I'm excited about the opportunity to continue NEA’s mission of uniting the nation around the vision of great public schools for every student.”

Pringle has nearly 30 years of classroom experience and has held Association positions at the national, state and local levels, including serving on the NEA Board of Directors and the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA). She has chaired the PSEA Human and Civil Rights Award Committee and the PSEA Task Force on Minority Representation. Pringle has also served as the finance chair of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and regional chair of the PSEA Leadership Development Committee and on the Institute for Educational Leadership Task Force.

As secretary-treasurer of the nation's largest professional organization, Pringle ranks third among NEA’s leadership. Her responsibilities include oversight and maintenance of the Association's multimillion dollar budget, and the fiscal integrity of the organization.

“Now more than ever, Becky’s courage and leadership are needed to combat the policies and practices of those that put profit before people, politics before principle,” said NEA President Dennis Van Roekel. “There is no greater advocate for our nation’s public school students and educators than Becky Pringle.”

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The National Education Association is the nation’s largest professional employee organization, representing more than 3 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers.

CONTACT: Stacey Grissom  (202) 822-7823, sgrissom@nea.org

 


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