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Michigan educator elected to NEA Executive Committee

NEA delegates elect educator and second generation activist Maury Koffman


ATLANTA - July 05, 2013 -

Maury Koffman, an educator, leader and second generation union activist from East Lansing, Michigan, was elected to the National Education Association (NEA) Executive Committee. The nine-member Executive Committee is the governing body overseeing the more than 3 million-member organization. Koffman will begin serving his three-year term in September.

“It's an honor and a pleasure to have the opportunity to continue advocating and working for our members and our students in public education,” Koffman said. “It's my pleasure to continue fighting for public education in this country and working with the leaders of this union to ensure that we're doing everything possible to provide that quality public education.”

Koffman is serving his fourth term as president of the 2,200-member Michigan State University Administrative Professional Association, the largest local affiliate in the Michigan Education Association. Koffman’s mother was a union president of a local organization. He is in his second term as a member of the NEA Board of Directors. For the past three years, he’s served as a member of the NEA Board Steering Committee and an elected delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly. He earned a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from Michigan State University. He’s a graduate of the NEA Emerging Leader Academy.

“Maury Koffman is an accomplished educator and the Association is benefiting from his energy and expertise,” said NEA President Dennis Van Roekel. “He keenly understands the challenges facing students and public education employees, and he is deeply committed to equity and opportunity in education.”

Nearly 9,000 educators from every state are attending NEA’s Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly (RA) through July 6. The RA is the top decision-making body for the more than 3 million-member NEA. Delegates set Association policy and address issues facing schools, students and the teaching profession.

The NEA Executive Committee includes the NEA president, vice president, and secretary-treasurer, plus six members elected at-large by the Representative Assembly. The committee is responsible for setting general policy and maintaining the interests of NEA and acts for the NEA Board of Directors in between its four regularly scheduled meetings each year.

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The National Education Association (nea.org) 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: Miguel A. Gonzalez
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