PSEA is a community of education professionals who make a difference in the lives of students every day.
Emily Nell came back to teach art and make an impact after spending 14 years as an independent artist working in schools and holding benefit auctions.
Pennsylvania’s public schools should be the safest and healthiest places for students to learn and grow.
PSEA is committed to making changes aimed at protecting everyone who works and learns in our schools.
Voice: September 2018
The NEA Representative Assembly is the primary legislative and policymaking body of the Association. It derives its powers from and is responsible to the membership.
The NEA-RA adopts the strategic plan and budget, resolutions, legislative program, and other policies of the Association.
Delegates vote by secret ballot on proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws. Those delegates with full voting rights elect the executive officers, Executive Committee members, and at-large members of the NEA Board of Directors.
Allocation of delegate credentials for the annual NEA-RA is based on Active membership in the Association as of January 15 of the calendar year in which the Representative Assembly convenes.
The following criteria are used to describe the four delegate categories:
NEA Active Member - Category 1 Delegate includes:
NEA Active Member - Category 2 Delegate includes:
NEA-Retired Delegate includes:
Student Delegate includes:
Active Life members
An Active Life member of NEA who is eligible for NEA-Retired membership may join NEA as a Retired member while retaining his or her Active Life membership.
However, as an NEA-Retired member, he or she will be considered an NEA-Retired member for purposes of participation in NEA governance. If the member is also a member of PSEA-Retired, he or she may nominate, vote for, and serve as an NEA-Retired delegate. If he or she is not a member of PSEA-Retired, he or she may nominate and vote for, but may not serve as an NEA-Retired delegate.
An Active Life member of NEA who is eligible for NEA-Retired membership who does not choose to join NEA-Retired, but who is a member of PSEA or PSEA-Retired, may nominate, vote for, and serve as a NEA Category 2 delegate.
He or she may not nominate, vote for, or serve as an NEA-Retired delegate.
An NEA Active or NEA Active Life Member who is a supervisor and is a member of PSEA may nominate, vote for, and serve as an NEA category 2 delegate.
An NEA-Retired Member for Life who is not—and who is not required to be—a member of PSEA-Retired (that is, who joined prior to the effective date of unification for Retired members) may nominate and vote for NEA-Retired delegates, but cannot serve as an NEA-Retired delegate.
Online nomination form: www.psea.org/nomination.
Voting for NEA-RA delegates
A member with a valid email address will receive an email from PSEA that includes instructions on how to request a paper ballot to vote for delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly.
A member without a valid email address or who voted via paper ballot last year will be mailed a paper ballot no later than Dec. 21.
If PSEA does not have a valid email address, members can update their email address at www.psea.org/myprofile.
Those members who want an online ballot must have a valid email address. Members without email can vote at www.psea.org/voteneara.
If there are questions regarding the voting process, email NEABallot@psea.org or call Kelby Waltman at (800) 944-7732, ext. 7105.