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Framingham, MA 01701
Phone:  508.626.1304
Fax: 508.626.8602
Last updated:
August 23, 2014
What's Happening at Your School?
Let's show our FTA school spirit!

Is there something interesting happening in your classroom or school? You deserve to be recognized for all you do!
Send us your activity, event, or success story along with a picture (if available) and we'll add it to our "School Spirit" page!

Send your information to the Communications Committee so we can show off your hard work!
Unit A - Tuition Reimbursement
Deadline SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 @ 4 PM
Do not rely on PONY for timely submittal requests

Notice of Unit A Tuition Reimbursement

Billhead for Unit A Tuition Reimbursement

Annual Retirement Reception

The Framingham Country Club
16 Gates Road, Framingham
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Retirees being honored include:

Amanda Alfaro, Linda Bebeau, Marilyn Bishop, Rosa Botaish, Anne Cantor, Virginia Catanese, Marlene Chaplin, Christine Chesmore, Robin Ciporkin, Robert Connolly, Diane Czajak, Pamela De Jong, Marcy Farias, Louis Fazio, Maria Figueroa, Dianne Fleming, Mary Forge, Martha Fuentes, Pamela Goldman, Dorothy Hamilton, Marilyn Harrington, Donna Lemoi, Maria Lopes-Murin, Marilyn Machkowsky, Michelle Merusi, Bonnie Newman, Friderika Reif-Small, Michele Ross, Janet Scott, Sharon Silverman, and Patricia Slater, and Patricia Towle.

Tickets will be available through building reps and at the door; however, we would like to have a count so please let us know if you plan to attend. Checks may be made out to The FTA Education Awards. Thank Please share with others who may not be on our list. If they are not on our icontact list, please encourage them to contact us.

The FTA attends the NEA's 93rd Representatives Assembly in Denver, CO

In attendance (including FTA position):

Sarah Smith (Co-President)
Deb Irvine (Treasurer)
Am Cecil Fuoti (Communications)
Rosemary Jebari (By-laws)
MaryJean Flanigan (Unit T Negotiations)
Amy Graff (Professional Development)
Danielle Mulcahy

What is the NEA/RA?

The National Education Association's Representative Assembly. Click here for more details.

What do you do there?

As Massachusetts delegates, we have the honor of voting on a multitude of nationwide issues. Topics this year ranged from amendments to the NEA's constitution to LGBTQ awareness and electing new NEA leaders.

What were the highlights this year?

You can see a list of agenda items/points of discussion here: NEA Annual Meeting Agenda.

The delegates voted for a new NEA President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Commitee offices and At-Large ESP. Making history, the president-elect, Lily Eskelsem Garcia; vice president-elect, Rebecca Pringle; and Secretary-Treasurer, Princess Moss, are the first all-minority and all-female officer team to head the country's largest union. You can read the article here.

How can I get involved?

We encourage all members to get actively involved in your local union. A union is only as strong as its members!
The MTA Summer Conference coming up. For information, follow this link.
You can also keep in contact with your Building Representatives and Executive Board Members. There is always an opportunity to get involved!

Do you have something to say?

Suggestions, comments, concerns will be emailed to your Communications Chair by using the form below.