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Our Board

As a top decision-making body, our Board of Directors includes at least one director from each state affiliate, as well as representatives from retired members, aspiring educators, at-large representatives of ethnic minorities, administrators, teachers in higher ed, and active members employed in ESP positions.

Alabama: Barbara Cady, Nashasta Craig-Pollard, Mary Beth Tate

Alaska: Tammy A. Smith

Arizona: Kelley Fisher

Arkansas: Brenda Robinson

California: Maritza Avila, Robert Becker, Yurii Camacho, Nichole DeVore, Mel House, Barbara Jackson, Tara Jeane, Robbie Kreitz, Ruth Luevand, Shane Parmely, Grant Schuster, Kelly Villalobos, Gina Whipple, VanCedric Williams, Erika Zamora

Colorado: Angela Anderson, Amanda Prichard

Connecticut: Tara Flaherty, Katy Gale

Delaware: Kimberly Carlson

Federal Education Assoc.: Anita Lang

Florida: Wendy Carey, Nelly Henjes, Brian Kerekes, Gilda Morgan-Williams

Georgia: Deborah A. Jones

Hawaii: Aaron Kubo

Idaho: Margaret Hoy

Illinois: Bill Farmer, Rebecca Gamboa, Karl Goeke, Gina G. Harris, Karen Moore

Indiana: Julie Hyndman, John McLaughlin

Iowa: Sara Earleywine, Rachella Dravis

Kansas: Amy Jensen, Angela Powers

Kentucky: Robin Brown, Tyler Murphy

Louisiana: Elizabeth Sullivan

Maine: Rebecca Cole

Maryland: Michelle Alexander, Theresa Dudley, Tanya Martin, Erika Strauss Chavarria

Massachusetts: Zena Link, Deb McCarthy, Christine Mulroney, Betsy Preval, Candace Shivers, Yan Yii

Michigan: Reed Bretz, Marcia Mackey, Robyn O’Keefe, Anthony Pennock, Alfonso Salais

Minnesota: Heather Bakke, Marty Fridgen, Marty Scofield

Mississippi: Christopher Stevens

Missouri: Paul Guess, Andy Slaughter

Montana: Glen Southergill

Nebraska: Linda Freye, Tracy Hartman-Bradley

Nevada: Rachel Croft

New Hampshire: Terry Burlingame

New Jersey: Brenda Brathwaite, James Frazier, Laurie Gibson-Parker, Anita Kober, Robert M. La Morte, Susan McBride, Peter Moran, Barbara Rheault, Kimberly Scott-Hayden

New Mexico: Denise Sheehan

New York: Serena Kotch, Tom McMahon

North Carolina: Turquoise Lejeune Parker

North Dakota: Brenda Seehafer

Ohio: Adrienne Bowden, Phyllis Carter-Bell, Dan Greenberg, Dwayne Marshall, Kim Richards, Angela Stewart

Oklahoma: Zachary Grimm

Oregon: Chris Early, Adolfo Garza-Cano, Jennifer Scurlock

Pennsylvania: Nancy Behe, Maria Bennett, Dawn Blaus, Kevin T. Deely, Cheryl S. Mattern, Mollie P. Mumau, Casey Vanwhy

Rhode Island: Vincent Levcowich

South Carolina: Bernadette Hampton

South Dakota: Dana Livermont

Tennessee: Tiffany Reed, Randall Woodard

Texas: Aaron Phillips, David Ring

Utah: Michael Harman, Mindy Layton

Vermont: Mary Bowers

Virginia: Christina Bohringer, Charlotte Hayer

Washington: Jeb Binns, Swan Eaton, Charlotte Lartey, Shannon McCann, Sobia Sheikh

West Virginia: Lucinda Burns

Wisconsin: Jesse Martinez, Nick Sirek

Wyoming: Dirk Andrews

Aspiring Educators: Yesse Cano, Hannah St. Clair, Dylan Toth

Retired: Ed Foglia, Anita Gibson, Julie Horwin, Barb Schram, Judy Rohde, Mae Smith

At-Large: Andrea Beeman, Michelle Dennard, Gwendolyn Edwards, Mike Glabere, Cynthia Henderson, Carmen Hill, Lisa Jennings, Pamella Johnson, Temika Langston-Myers, Ellen Olsen, Margaret Powell, Loretta A. Ragsdell, Saul Ramos, Ashanti Rankin, Mary Ann Rivera, Ivory Smith, Dennis Tabb

Ethnic-Minority Representatives: Cecily Myart-Cruz, Jodi Kunimitsu, Cherlynn Lee, Christine Trujillo

Honorary: John Lucas

Executive Committee: Rebecca (Becky) Pringle, Princess R. Moss, Noel Candelaria, Mark Jewell, Gladys Marquez, Ronald "Duff" Martin, Robert Rodriguez, Christine Sampson-Clark, Hanna Vaandering

National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.