PSEA is a community of education professionals who make a difference in the lives of students every day.
Phoenixville EA member John Odell is in his second successful career after 24 years with the Army.
PA’s minimum teacher salary ($18,500) hasn’t increased since 1988. PA's minimum wage ($7.25), hasn’t been raised since 2009, and is lower than all neighboring states.
PSEA is committed to making changes aimed at protecting everyone who works and learns in our schools.
Voice: July 2017
PSEA’s entire slate of state officers was re-elected to new, two-year terms at the May House of Delegates in Pittsburgh.
Jerry Oleksiak will begin a second term as president on Sept. 1. Dolores McCracken and Rich Askey also will start second terms as vice president and treasurer, respectively.
Oleksiak is a special education teacher in the Upper Merion Area School District, Montgomery County; McCracken is an education paraprofessional in the Council Rock School District, Bucks County; and Askey is a music teacher in the Harrisburg School District, Dauphin County.
Oleksiak served two terms as PSEA vice president and two terms as treasurer prior to being elected president, and McCracken served two terms as treasurer before becoming vice president. Oleksiak, McCracken, and Askey were elected to their current positions in May 2015.
In addition to the state officers, Kevin Deely of the Easton Area School District, Northampton County, and Debbie Lee of the Abington School District, Montgomery County, were elected to three-year terms as NEA state directors.
Elizabeth Brill, also of the Easton Area School District; Joanne Ruse of the West Chester School District, Chester and Delaware counties; Stephanie Towles of the Reading School District, Berks County; and Kevin Yurkanin of the Hazleton Area School District, Luzerne, Schuylkill, and Carbon counties, were elected to one-year terms as NEA alternate state directors.
Todd Miller of the Wayne Highlands School District, Wayne County, was elected to a three-year term as pension plan director.