Quinnipiac Future Teachers Organization members pose with their award. From left are Luciana Fohz, public relations; Diana Mikelis, co-vice president; Nina Burns, president; Kayla Thomson, co-vice president; Samantha Paradee, treasurer; and Becky Folz, secretary.
A chapter of the CEA Student Program, the Quinnipiac Future Teachers Organization, has won the NEA Outstanding Local Excellence Award for a chapter with 101-200 members at the NEA Student Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. The Quinnipiac Future Teachers beat out four other nominated university chapters from around the country due to their community outreach activities, political action, and teacher quality.
Nina Burns, Quinnipiac Future Teachers Organization president, said, “We are very honored to be recognized by NEA. We have always been an active club thanks to our dedicated members, but getting involved with CEA has allowed us to become more politically aware. We credit that and our local partners with our ability to grow this year.” Read more
CEA Student Program members from around Connecticut spent a day and a half cleaning, repairing, and improving Bassick High School in Bridgeport earlier this fall.
Over 100 future educators from around Connecticut will be giving up their Saturday tomorrow to come together for professional learning and networking opportunities at the CEA Student Program (CEA-SP) Fall Conference. CEA-SP members have been busy planning the conference, but it’s only one of a variety of projects the group has already undertaken this fall.
Members say that coming together with fellow students through the CEA-SP provides crucial support and helps prepare them for the classroom.
“The CEA Student Program has given me so many phenomenal opportunities—it provides exactly what was missing from my teacher prep program,” said CEA-SP State Chair Megan McCauley, a student at Western. Read more