Dintersmith to Address Delegate Assembly

The keynote address for the 2021 NSEA Delegate Assembly will highlight what author Ted Dintersmith has learned in conversations with thousands of educators across the country about what school could be.

Dintersmith has produced films, keynotes and now a book that focus on the urgency of reimagining school to keep pace with the innovation that is reshaping society.

In 2012, Dintersmith was appointed by President Obama to represent the U.S. at the United Nations General Assembly. In 2018, he received the prestigious NEA Friend of Education Award.

The April 23-24 Assembly is NSEA’s annual business meeting. Any member in good standing can seek election to attend and participate in Delegate Assembly, which includes Dintersmith’s address and professional development on Friday night and Saturday’s day of action.

On Saturday, April 24, delegates will consider proposed changes to Association Bylaws and Resolutions and approve dues for the 2021-22 Association year. They will also vote on an Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee representative and a Higher Education Academy Committee representative on the NSEA board.

Any candidate for the EMAC or HEAC positions who wishes to have campaign material included in the electronic materials available to all delegates in advance of Delegate Assembly must submit that request to NSEA Executive Director Maddie Fennell not less than 45 days prior to April 23.

The deadline for that action is 11:59 p.m. CST on Tuesday, March 9. Contact Fennell at: maddie.fennell@nsea.org

A handful of awards honoring members and those who have contributed to the betterment of public education will be presented.

The 2021 event will be NSEA’s 160th Assembly since the Association’s founding in 1867.

To make your interest in serving as a delegate known, contact your local association president, your local association building representative or your NSEA organizational specialist at 1-800-742-0047. All delegates must be elected. Learn more at: nsea.org/delegateassembly