An Affiliate of the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the National Education Association
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Last updated:
July 27, 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

FTA Education Awards Recipients - CONGRATULATIONS!

The FTA Membership Committee met the week before vacation to decide the recipients of the 2014 FTA Education Awards.  The task of selecting recipients was very challenging this year. With 21 applicants, it was difficult for the committee to choose just five which is what we have given in the past.

Due to the generosity of our members, we are able to give two more Awards this year at $400 each.  Additionally, Sue Wallace, former FTA President and Chair of the Health Care Coalition donated her Coalition stipend to the FTA Education Award Fund which allowed us to give one more award for a total of eight awards this year.  Thank you Sue and thank you to all those who contributed to the awards.
The FTA Education Awards are given to seniors graduating from FHS as well as the children of our members who are graduating seniors. 

The following students received the FTA Education Award:
Jacob Weiner                                                Daniel Gately
Andrew Netto                                                Gabrielle Daley
Alexandra Devane                                          Erika Puumala
   Sam Klobucher                                         Nadia Osowski-Freire

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!