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Member Spotlight

Our Members Make a Difference
Across the country and overseas, in all professional roles and career stages, NEA educators and allies make our schools and communities worthy of our students.
Tamika Walker Kelly is an elementary school music specialist in Fayetteville, North Carolina
Member Spotlight

Tamika Walker Kelly: There is No Better Time to Be Part of the Union

Tamika Walker Kelly, an elementary school music specialist in Fayetteville, North Carolina, believes that from the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement to combating the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no better time for educators to advocate for themselves and their students.
Marcia MacKey is an associate professor of sport management and aquatics in Michigan
Member Spotlight

Marcia MacKey: We Have to Be Involved

Marcia MacKey, an associate professor of sport management and aquatics in Michigan, shares how the union has worked with her and other educators to provide professional, political, and personal support.
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Go local, get active.

The best way you can support students and protect public education is to get involved directly in your community. At NEA, we partner closely with our state and local affiliates to support you where you live and work.
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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.