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.
More than 7,000 future educators studying at PA colleges and universities are members of Student PSEA. As part of the next generation of educators, Student PSEA helps members hit the ground running through professional development workshops, service projects, and more.
And join the convo with other Student PSEA members. You'll hear things like, "Did you know you can join as a multi-year member? It's more cost effective and guarantees uninterrupted liability coverage!"
The Source is an e-newsletter for Student PSEA members that focuses on current issues, provides quick updates, and spotlights activities and events happening around the commonwealth.
In this issue:
• Pennsylvania House of Representatives passes top PSEA legislative priorities
• Student PSEA's 2023-24 Executive Board
• Former Student PSEA president spotlighted at House of Delegates
• Renew your Student PSEA membership
• Plan your career in education with PSEA
• Center for Professional Learning’s summer events
• Member Benefit spotlight: Verizon Wireless
The 2023 Summer Leadership Conference Aspiring Educators track in Gettysburg is approaching. Are you attending?
When: July 23-27
Where: Gettysburg College
Applications were due May 15. Attendees who have applied must be 21 and are responsible for travel expenses to and from Gettysburg. There are a limited number of scholarships available through PSEA to pay for room and board.
The Lucy A. Valero Scholarship Fund, administered by PSEA, provides scholarships to outstanding Pennsylvania college and university students who are enrolled in accredited teacher preparation programs.
The fund also provides a scholarship to a high school student who is a member of the Future Educators Association.
NEA Aspiring Educators CREATE Grants
Student PSEA members and chapters are eligible to apply for CREATE grants. These grants of up to $2000 should strengthen NEA's Aspiring Educators Program and build stronger partnerships. Grants should also have a primary focus in one of the areas aligned with AE Core Values:
NEA AE Micro-credentials: NEA provides 16 micro-credential courses to aspiring educators that help you develop the skills and understanding you need in your first steps to becoming a classroom teacher. Here are just a few courses you have access to:
PSEA offers a wide array of in person and online professional learning opportunities in both synchronous and a-synchronous formats.
PEARL: PSEA’s online learning hub with over 95 courses and counting. Here are just a few courses you have access to:
Upcoming webinars, book discussions, and wellness events:
Webinars: Coming soon.
Book Discussions: Coming soon.
Wellness: Coming soon.
The NEA Educators' Employment Liability Program is a professional liability insurance program provided as a benefit of PSEA/NEA membership, and underwritten by a highly-rated insurance company.
Education is a challenging and rewarding profession. And Pennsylvania’s public school students need the very best and brightest to make sure they’re getting the power of a great education.
Check out these and many other resources in PSEA's Toolkit and start planning a career in public education today.
Get started by visiting www.psea.org/subswanted, and learn more about the substitute teacher legislation at www.psea.org/sublegislation.
Student PSEA offers several programs to help local chapters learn and collaborate.
NEA's Navigating Your Student Debt fact sheet
NEA Student Debt Navigator powered by Savi
NEA’s Student Debt Navigator powered by Savi offers a free online student loan evaluation tool to determine eligibility for federal programs to help you manage your student loan debt. Learn more.
Student PSEA offers various awards for chapters, faculty advisors, members, and leaders.
Outstanding Chapter Event Award: Nomination Form
The Student PSEA Organization Outstanding Chapter Event Award recognizes chapters that have achieved excellence through an event that created involvement for their chapter members and/or their community members.
Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award: Nomination Form
The Student PSEA Organization Outstanding Chapter Faculty Adviser Recognizes individuals for dedication and service to the PSEA Student Program at the chapter level.
Outstanding Servant Leader Award: Nomination Form
The Student PSEA Organization Outstanding Servant Leader Award recognizes individuals who have achieved excellence throughout the year by providing leadership at the region or chapter level.
Exceptional Underclassman Award: Nomination Form
The Student PSEA Organization Exceptional Underclassmen Award recognizes freshmen or sophomores who have achieved excellence throughout the year by providing leadership at the region or chapter level.
NEA's Aspiring Educator Awards - The GramAEs
NEA offers the opportunity for state and chapter affiliates to be recognized for their great work through 10 award categories.
Restaurants, travel, shopping, and more
Internet, TV, and phone service
Mobile phones & accessories
Computer & accessories
Dell Discount Program
PSEA represents more than 7,000 future educators at Pennsylvania colleges and universities.
Jordan Miller, Mansfield University
Emily Gill, University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg
Brennen Marsh, University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg
Amber Bloom, University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg
Marina Lagatutta, University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg
Central Region President
Emma Wolf, Penn State University-University Park
Central-Western Region President
Jessica Vognetz, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Eastern Region President
Alana Ayres, Kutztown University
Mideastern Region President
Midwestern Region President
Samantha Mooney, Slippery Rock University
Northeastern Region President
Alyssa Snyder, Bloomsburg University
Northwestern Region President
Southern Region President
Sarah Ginn, York College of Pennsylvania
Southeastern Region President
Samantha Miller, West Chester University
Southwestern Region President
Sophia Worner, University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg
Western Region President