WASHINGTON— Today, the National Education Association, America’s largest labor union, announced that Christine Sampson-Clark, a special education teacher in New Jersey’s Trenton School District, has been re-elected to the NEA’s Executive Committee, during NEA’s Representative Assembly. The nine-member governing body oversees the 3 million-member association. Sampson-Clark began her service on the Executive Committee in 2019. Delegates to the 2022 Representative Assembly cast their votes for Executive Committee earlier this month in Chicago and virtually, with results being announced today.
Sampson-Clark began her career in education 30 years ago as an education support professional and since then has taught in special education programs and alternative education programs, and also provided literacy intervention through the Reading Recovery program.
“NEA values Christine’s involvement on the national level and her passion for helping to ensure that future educators have the resources and support they deserve,” said NEA President Becky Pringle. “She understands the importance of supporting educators at every phase of their careers in order to provide students with a high-quality education.”
“I’m honored to continue serving NEA’s Executive Committee and look forward to advocating for my fellow education professionals in this role,” said Sampson-Clark. “I believe it is my duty to promote education excellence for our students and our educators.”
As an educator, advocate, and community activist, Sampson-Clark is dedicated to raising issues on the national agenda that are important to students and NEA members. She also is committed to quality and equity in public education and inspiring members to work collectively.
“Our members deserve professional respect as well as the resources needed to provide all our students with great schools. NEA is vital to these goals,” Sampson-Clark said.
Sampson-Clark previously served on the NEA Board of Directors. She has also served as chair of a number of NEA boards and committees, including the NEA Board’s Black Caucus and the NEA Friends of Education Committee. She is passionate about her community involvement with the Not in My Neighborhood community advocacy group and the Rising Over Sexual Abuse (ROSA) Warriors.
Christine received her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and also has master’s degree in special education. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in organizational leadership.
The NEA Executive Committee consists of nine members—three executive officers and six members. The six NEA members are elected at-large by the Representative Assembly. The Executive Committee is responsible for general policy and interests of NEA and acts for the NEA Board of Directors in between its regularly scheduled meetings.
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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, students preparing to become teachers, healthcare workers, and public employees. Learn more at www.nea.org.
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