DA to hold NEA director election  

Nominations for three of New Jersey’s nine representatives on the NEA Board of Directors and for alternates will be accepted by the NJEA Executive Committee in February and submitted to the Delegate Assembly (D.A.) for its March 4 meeting. The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Princeton. If there are more than three candidates in either category, an election will be held at the meeting.  

The elected board members will serve three-year terms from Sept. 1, 2023 to Aug. 31, 2026. Elected alternates will serve one-year terms beginning Sept. 1, 2023. The NJEA Executive Committee may submit nominations to the D.A. Additional nominations may be made by D.A. members from the floor. No nominating speeches are permitted.  

Any NJEA-NEA member, who is also a member of their affiliated local and county association, where eligible, may run. Nominations must include the nominee’s name, school district or higher education institution, and county or other unit of representation. 

The NEA Board of Directors is responsible for setting general policies between annual NEA Representative Assembly (NEA RA) meetings. It consists of at least one director from each state affiliate, at-large directors to meet representational guarantees, and representatives for students and retired members. Each state is entitled to an additional director per 20,000 active and life members. 

Anyone interested in being nominated as an NEA state director or alternate should contact their NJEA Executive Committee member. Your county’s representatives to the Executive Committee can be found at njea.org/member-committees.  

For more information, contact the NJEA Governance Office at 609-599-4561, ext. 2293.