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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

Beech Street School Teacher Wins California Casualty Music and Arts Grant

Arts and Music programs at 139 public schools in 31 states will be receiving a $250 Music and Arts Grant from California Casualty. A total of $34,750 will provide materials, supplies, and instruments for art, music, and performance programs at the schools. The 2019 California Casualty Music and Arts Grant Winners for New Hampshire – Michelle Fargo of Beech Street School in Manchester.   Ms. Fargo, who is a second grade teacher, was awarded a $250 Grant to help purchase art supplies for her classroom.  The grant is designed to

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Scholarship Available to Attend 2020 ESP Conference in New Orleans

NHESO, the staff union of NEA-NH, is offering a Jo Campbell Scholarship in the amount of $700 towards the cost of sending one NEA-NH Educational Support Professional member from New Hampshire to the NEA ESP Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 20-22, 2020.   The NEA ESP conference is the premier professional development opportunity for Education Support Professionals across the nation. The goal of this conference is to enhance the skills and knowledge of ESP members to positively impact student achievement, build community relations, organize members, advocate for educators, build stronger

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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 a chance to give back. lf you are not enrolled with the VA Healthcare or if you are enrolled but not currently utilizing services, we would like to inform you on how we can serve you better!” continued Rhoads.

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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! Protecting yourself and your family is so important that we have a new section of our website dedicated to helping you figure out how. Learn how to protect the Moments that Matter, Five Money Mistakes to Avoid, and don’t forget

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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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