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NEA Leaders

Our Leaders

What does leadership look like? All of us.
Three million members elect 9,000 delegates–who elect NEA's top officers, debate issues, and set NEA policy. Here are your leaders, making your voice heard.
NEA members nationwide set Association policy, most notably through an annual Representative Assembly (RA) Meeting every July. Between Annual Meetings, the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee are NEA's top decision-making bodies.

Our President

Becky Pringle is president of the National Education Association, the nation’s largest labor union. Becky is a middle school science teacher with 31 years of classroom experience and has distinguished herself as a fierce social justice warrior and defender of educator rights.

Our Vice President

Princess R. Moss, an elementary school music teacher from Louisa County, Va., is vice president of the National Education Association, the nation's largest professional organization.

Our Secretary-Treasurer

Noel Candelaria, a special education teacher and former teacher’s aide from El Paso, Texas, is secretary-treasurer of the National Education Association, the nation’s largest professional organization.

Our Executive Director

Kim A. Anderson, a national leader in the fight to transform America's public schools, is the executive director of the National Education Association.

Our 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. The committee is responsible for general policy and interests of NEA and acts for the NEA Board of Directors in between its four regularly scheduled meetings each year.

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.
NEA President Becky Pringle
We must stand in solidarity and fight like our children’s lives depend on it–because they do. We must proudly stand in our power and demand that our students get what they need, when they need it.
Quote by: Becky Pringle, NEA President
2019 Salem Kaizer RA delegates

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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.