Spring Delegate Assembly to decide direction of NSEA

Plans are underway for the April 2022 Delegate Assembly – the 161st assembly in NSEA history.

The event is being planned as an in-person gathering April 22-23 at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel.

Delegate Assembly is NSEA’s annual business meeting. Members from across the state, representing local associations large and small, urban and rural, are elected to attend. They manage the business and set the future course of the Association.

A keynote speaker, discussion of educational issues and consideration of updates to NSEA Bylaws and Resolutions are all part of the assembly action. Proposed bylaw amendments are due by March 8. Watch for details in upcoming editions of The Voice.

In 2022, one NEA Director seat and an Education Support Professional At-Large seat are up for election to the NSEA Board of Directors.

The event also features an awards presentation, recognizing the Early Career Educator of the Year, ESP of the Year, and an award for Teaching Excellence, among other honors for NSEA members and friends of education.

Members must be elected by their local association in order to attend as a delegate to the assembly. A Delegate Assembly 101 virtual session is planned for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16, for those interested in learning more. NSEA leadership will present an overview of NSEA and DA. Register for the session at www.nsea.org/PDforMembers.

To make your interest in serving as a delegate known, contact your local association president, your local association building or faculty representative or your NSEA organizational specialist.

NSEA’s first meeting was held as the Nebraska State Teachers Association in Brownville on Oct. 16, 1867, just months after Nebraska gained statehood. NSEA is the state’s oldest professional association and has held a Delegate Assembly almost every year since, and in some cases, twice a year.