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Our Leaders

NEA members nationwide set Association policy, most notably through an annual Representative Assembly (RA) that convenes an Annual Meeting every July. NEA members at the state and local level elect the more than 9,000 RA delegates who, in turn, elect NEA's top officers, debate issues, and set NEA policy. Between Annual Meetings, the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee are NEA's top decision-making bodies.

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Dennis Van Roekel, a 23-year teaching veteran and longtime activist and advocate for children and public education, is president of the 3.2 million-member National Education Association.

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Vice President

Lily Eskelsen García, an elementary teacher from Utah, is vice president of the National Education Association. She is one of the highest-ranking labor leaders in the country and one of its most influential Hispanic educators.

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Rebecca S. "Becky" Pringle, a physical science teacher, was elected secretary-treasurer of the National Education Association in July 2008. She previously served as a member of NEA's Executive Committee from 2001 to 2007.

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Executive Director

John C. Stocks, a national leader in the fight to transform America's public schools, is the executive director of the National Education Association (NEA).

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Executive Committee

The nine-member Executive Committee is comprised of our three executive officers and six members elected at large by delegates to the Representative Assembly.

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Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors includes at least one director from each state affiliate, as well as representatives from both the Retired and Student members of our Association.


Dennis Van Roekel

In his keynote address to the 2013 Representative Assembly NEA President Dennis Van Roekel urged delegates to take on leadership roles, fight for social justice and work together to create positive change for students in their schools and classrooms.

Lily Eskelsen Speaks at the Latina Pioneers Panel

Becky Pringle at 2013 Raise Your Hand Event

NEA Executive Director John Stocks Urges Members to Fight for Excellence and Equity