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Aspiring Educators
NEA-NH can assist you on your journey to become a teacher
. We provide resources to help your planning and build your classroom, networking with other educators, and legal protection when you step into a classroom.   Learn more about the NEA Aspiring Educators Program

NEA-NH Joins Veterans Day Outreach Effort

This Veterans Day the White River Junction Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center would like to connect with those in Vermont and New Hampshire who have served. “The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is requesting your assistance in reaching veterans in your community. As part of celebrating Veterans Day 11/11/19 we are trying to make contact with as many veterans as possible throughout the region and offer them healthcare and other ancillary services,” said Becky Rhoads, Au. D, Associate Medical Center Director. “We would like to say thank you and have

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NEA Member Benefits November News

Thanksgiving is coming and everyone needs a break. You have survived the first quarter of the year, but are now being bombarded by preparations for the upcoming Holidays—shopping for gifts, for dinner, and for all the guests coming to stay. Your hands would be full even without having to worry about classroom demands and cold and flu season—if only you had more time! Luckily, we can help you at NEAMB.com with resources for shopping and discounts, ideas for entertaining, hassle-free holidays and even help with your upcoming student loan payments!

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Building the Profession By Mentoring and Coaching Aspiring Educators

Accomplished educators open their workspace, their classroom to mentor and coach beginning educators. These experienced professionals pave the way for Aspiring Educators to become teachers, speech clinicians, school nurses, counselors, and more every semester. These roles require an internship or a student teaching/intern experience.  In New Hampshire, more than 500 students matriculate through College of Education programs in public and private colleges and universities each year. Michelle Jeannotte, a supporting teacher and local president from Northwood EA shared, “This is a way to pay it forward.” She became an educator at a later stage of life and was so impressed by the educator who paved the way for her to become a teacher. Michelle Jeannotte declared, “It is a joy watch people put into practice what they have learned in

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FMLA Benefit Now Available to Education Support Professionals

“In December of 2006 tragedy hit my family. My husband was diagnosed with a rare advanced cancer and he required immediate surgery and would undergo intense chemotherapy in Lebanon over the next year. During this time I was able to use the sick time I had accrued to care for him after the surgery and take him to his biweekly appointments.” That is how her testimony to the Senate Committee began. In 2014, NEA-NH Executive Board Member Melissa Alexander started working on a crusade to ensure no other education professional would have to go through what she experienced. Denied time off under the Family Medical Leave Act, FMLA, by her district in 2006, she suggested to the Executive Board that NEA-NH support legislation that would ensure education support professionals, ESP,

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More Than 650 Attendees ‘Built Resilience’ During NEA-NH’s 165th Fall Instructional Conference

The 165th NEA-NH Fall Instructional Conference, FIC, featured a theme of Building Resilience, 654 attendees, 90 workshops, 30 vendors, including members selling homemade items for charities, and a live performance from Plymouth State University students during lunch. The wide array of workshop topics was driven by member requests throughout the year, with a strong and continued focus on mental health and wellness. “Many educators came to the registration table telling me about the stressful year it has been so far,” said Ally Snyder, NEA-NH PESS Assistant and conference organizer. “I told them today is just for them, a chance to reconnect, recharge, and take care of themselves, so they can take care of their students.” One participant reported that they were “feeling a bit hesitant to come, but am so

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Governor Can’t Hide Behind a Prop Check

In 1980, Rosie Ruiz was declared the winner of the 84th Boston Marathon only to have that title taken away 8 days later when it was determined she did not complete the entire course. Today Governor Sununu brazenly took credit for winning a race he did not run. His veto of the budget passed by both the House and Senate resulted in Manchester receiving $15.2 million less than they would have. Yet, today he showed up with a life-size version of a check and claimed credit for providing the funding. “Today’s deceitful photo opportunity cannot hide the fact that the Governor’s budget veto meant $57 million in decreases to schools in stabilization until this compromise was reached,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President. “While the increased funding for Manchester and districts

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