All posts by Kaitlyn Preis

January 26th

At the first meeting of the semester, NEA members brainstormed meeting ideas as well as service project possibilities. We got many new ideas and suggestions that will help us plan a productive semester. NEA hopes to start planning for a big service project which will be a collaboration between the other education groups on campus.

Upcoming Events
  • FEA Competition Service Opportunity- Feb 18th 11am-1pm in Columbia, MO
    • Contact Kaitlyn at for more info
  • Tutoring opportunities always available
    • Email or any exec member
  • Next meeting Feb. 9th!

September 22nd Meeting

This week’s meeting focused on a political action discussion and introducing new volunteer opportunities.

MNEA is currently involved in two big political campaigns, Degrees Not Debt and Protect Our Local Schools.
Degrees Not Debt is a national campaign that focuses on reducing the amount of debt that have college students have by the time they graduate. This campaign is particulalry relevant to us now and in the future!
Protect Our Local Schools deals with Amendment 3, an amendment on the ballot this November. Amendment 3 aims to have the majority of teacher evaluations be based on standardized test scores, as well as basing up to 50 percent of a teacher’s salary on these scores too. Along with this, it takes away teacher tenure and prevents collective bargaining for pay scales and benefits. MNEA says this amendment will take away local control, increase cost, and implement a one-size-fits-all approach. MNEA opposes this amendment!

For more information about either of these campaigns you can visit and For Amendment 3 info, you may also visit

Volunteer opportunities that were discussed at the meeting include; Schuyler Family Fun Night, Science on Saturdays, High School Tutoring, and more! Please visit our new Volunteer Opportunities tab for more details!

Upcoming Events

  • MAE Film Series: The Address- Sept. 25th from 4-6pm in VH 1000
  • SCORE Mock Interviews- Sept. 29th, sign up with the career center
  • MNEA Fall Leadership Conference- Oct. 18th from 10-3 at Battle High School in Columbia; sign up at (it’s free and we will carpool to get there!)
  • Schuyler Family Fun Night- Nov. 6th from 6-7:30pm
  • Next meeting is Oct. 6th at 5pm!

Don’t forget to check out the Volunteer Opportunities tab for more upcoming opportunities!

Upcoming Event!

The Education Department is presenting  a screening of the film: The Address. It is about students at a school for boys with learning disabilities that has an annual tradition of their students memorizing and performing the Gettysburg Address.

The event will take place Thursday September 25th from 4-6pm in Violette Hall 1000.


Join NEA!

Become a part of the National Education Association, join the Student Program today!
Missouri NEA offers many member benefits, including a reimbursement of student membership dues when becoming an active member of NEA in your first year of teaching.

Join here!

April 14th- Last Meeting of the Year

For our last meeting of the year, everyone got together to enjoy some delicious pizza and had fun playing various board games. It was a great way to end the semester and the year!

Upcoming Events

Guest Speaker, May 1st

NEA and SMSTA will be joining together to hear Sandi Bowers speak about how to work with students of different religious or cultural backgrounds. This event will take place at 7pm in VH 1236.