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Becky Pringle at Baltimore Highlands

A National Tour For Joy, Justice, and Excellence

Join NEA President Becky Pringle as she visits schools across the country to hear from NEA members about their concerns, challenges, and successes this school year.

Visiting Educators Where They Work

May 17-18, 2022, Wake County
NEA President Becky Pringle poses with two leaders outside the headquarters of the North Carolina Education Association

Perseverance, Power, and Partnership

President Becky Pringle travelled to North Carolina, making her first stop at Lakewood Elementary to see how this beautiful community school fosters success for all its students. Community schools wouldn't be possible without good partners in elected positions, such as Governor Roy Cooper, who met with President Pringle. On Wednesday, President Pringle heard from local leaders at the North Carolina Education Association headquarters about their successes, challenges, and hopes, before spending the afternoon with some of the state's education heroes, Wake County bus drivers. In the midst of untenable staffing shortages these past two years, education support staff have persevered like never before. The day ended with a reminder of why elections matter for our students as President Pringle celebrated the U.S. Senate democratic primary victory of Cheri Beasley, Chief Justice of North Carolina's Supreme Court and a champion for public schools.
Springfield, Collinsville, and Alton, Illinois, April 21-22, 2022
NEA President Becky Pringle stands with educators in an elementary Illinois classroom

Growing Minds, Skills, and Gardens

President Pringle started her time in Illinois with a visit to Collinsville High School to learn about their innovative “Grow Your Own” skill development program and excellent vocational courses. She followed that up with a roundtable discussion with Illinois Education Association members to hear how they're faring this school year. Earth Day was a packed day with visits to Washington Middle School in Springfield and East Elementary School in Alton, where President Pringle attended the ribbon cutting for the school's garden and outdoor classroom. "This week was packed with all the things I love best: classroom visits, member connections, and collaboration with tremendous social justice leaders. Thank you so much to my @GAEvoices and @ieanea colleagues for such a profound and powerful week,” she tweeted.
Atlanta and Cedartown, Georgia, April 18-20
NEA President Becky Pringle meets with aspiring educators in Georgia

Georgia on Her Mind

No visit to Atlanta would be complete without a tour of the The King Center, where President Pringle joined CEO Bernice A. King and thanked her for her “continued service in pursuit of justice in our country.” Then it was off to a roundtable with some of NEA's partners in Georgia. "It is invigorating to share a room with so many leaders working to create a fully just and equitable education system—together,” she tweeted. On Tuesday, President Pringle visited Cedartown Middle School to see our unstoppable teachers and education support professionals in action. Later, after an energizing meeting with aspiring educators, President Pringle spent time listening to stories from NEA members and connecting with our "incredible" educators.
Lexington, Kentucky, March 23, 2022
President Pringle meets a teacher at Lexington Traditional Magnet School

An “Incredible” Visit

President Pringle's last day in Kentucky included a visit to Frederick Douglass High School and Carter G. Woodson Academy in Lexington to meet with student ambassadors and educators. Before heading home, she had an "incredible" visit to Lexington Traditional Magnet School to hear from educators there. “As a middle school teacher, naturally I felt right at home,” she tweeted.
Becky Pringle keynote
“No matter the school I visited or the Zoom meeting I joined, whenever two or more educators were gathered there was light.”
Quote by: Becky Pringle, NEA President

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NEA President Becky Pringle attends the ribbon cutting ceremony for East Elementary's outdoor classroom

The Telegraph

Becky Pringle attends the opening of East Elementary's outdoor classroom.
NEA President Becky Pringle talks with educators at a restaurant in Illinois

WGLT.org

“You inspire me in ways you’ll never know, every day,” Pringle told Bloomington-Normal educators during a roundtable discussion.
NEA President Becky Pringle speaks at Yonkers, New York school

News12 Westchester, New York

One of America's top education advocates visits the Yonkers school district. "We've got to spread [the district's efforts] across our country," says Pringle.
NEA President Becky Pringle tour Milton Elementary School with social worker Gloria Ho

Delaware Cape-Gazette

NEA president visits Milton Elementary to mark American Education Week.
NEA President Becky Pringle canvassing before the election in Fort Collins, Colorado

The Coloradoan

Becky Pringle joins educators to stump in Fort Collins as the Poudre School District election intensifies.
NEA President Becky Pringle addresses educators in Birmingham

AL.com

In Birmingham, Becky Pringle calls for schoolwide anti-bullying efforts that require the support of teachers, counselors, and custodians.
NEA Becky Pringle addresses the 2017 NAACP convention

The Denver Gazette

NEA president Becky Pringle talks national ‘joy, justice and excellence’ tour
Becky Pringle appears on Morning Joe program on MSNBC

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The way to keep schools open now is to keep them safe: Becky Pringle joins Morning Joe to discuss COVID safety measures in schools.
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