Declaration of Candidacy - Cluster Delegate

Local affiliates with 75 or fewer NEA active members are not automatically entitled to a delegate allocation for the NEA RA. Such locals may cluster with other locals in their state for purposes of delegate representation. If you are interested in clustering for delegate allocation purposes, download the form. Deadline to submit the form is April 10, 2015.

Women's Leadership Training Program

OEA's Women's Caucus and NEA Human and Civil Rights will present a training program, Campaigning to Win (CTW) June 12-14, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Columbus/Dublin.

Campaigning To Win provides members with a better understanding of the election process for key Association positions at the local, state, and national levels. This leadership training component focuses on electing candidates who are responsive to Association issues.

For more information contact:
Joni Watson, Chair - OEA Women's Caucus

Registration will close on May 15, 2015
Download Flyer and Registration Form

Due to the extreme weather conditions, we are going to extend the registration date for the OAESP Conference from February 28, 2015 to March 6, 2015.

WOEA Nomination Form/Letter of Intent for Elections at the WOEA 2015 Spring Representative Assembly

The following WOEA Board of Director positions will be filled in elections during the WOEA Spring R.A. on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Wayne High School.

     WOEA President
     WOEA Vice President
     WOEA Area 2 Representative
     WOEA Area 3 Representative
     WOEA Area 4 Representative
     WOEA at-Large Representative
     WOEA ESP at-Large Representative
     OEA/WOEA Unit 1 Representative

The term for the WOEA officer positions runs from September 1, 2015, through August 31, 2017. The other positions run from September 1, 2015, through August 31, 2018. Members interested in serving in any of these capacities should submit a letter of intent to the WOEA office by March 1, 2015 in order to appear on the ballot at the Spring R.A. Candidates for the OEA/WOEA Unit 1 position must also submit the OEA form available from the office of Carol Price, Download Letter of Intent.

WOEA Members Awarded Scholarships

WOEA's Collective Bargaining Committee has awarded scholarships to attend the OEA Collective Bargaining Conference February 5-7. Receiving scholarships are: Marti Cain (Covington E.A.) Elizabeth Adegbile, Brett Collins, Lori Moodie, Karen Robinson-Jeter, Karroll Robinson, and Becki Schwab (all Dayton E.A.); Jeffrey Whited (Fairborn Classified E.A.); Pete Ziehler (Greenville E.A.); Amy Baldauf, Lori Hedberg, and Laura Schweim (from Sidney E.A.); Dan LaForce and Jimmie Tipton (West Carrollton Classified E.A.); and Merita Adams, Nola Brooks, Frankie Graham, Brandy Mullins, and Sherri Verdier (all from Xenia E.S.P.).

The NEA ESP Conference to be held March 6 - 8, 2015, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel in New Orleans, LA. Scholarship recipients are Merita Adams, Nola Brooks, Frankie Graham, Sandra Hutchinson, Brandy Mullins, Sherri Verdier (all Xenia ESP members),and Lori Balmer, Kathy Hammonds, Susan Lanich (all Beavercreek CEA members).

The NEA National Summit Leadership Conference will take place February 27, 2015 through March 1, 2015 in Anaheim, CA. Scholarship recipients are: April Braun (St. Marys EA), Marty Hammonds and Brian Shimko (Beavercreek EA members) and Lori Moodie (Dayton EA).

Don't forget WOEA has several opportunities for members - visit the WOEA website regularly!   

Pre-Retirement Planning Workshops
WOEA-R and WOEA are hosting three workshops for WOEA teachers and ESP's to help them understand the importance of planning for retirement. These workshops are for those considering retirement as well as those recently retired. Click on the flyer to the left for a copy to print and share with others.

At each workshop there will be a representative from STRS, SERS, NEA Member Benefits, and a local attorney. There is NO COST to attend a workshop. This is a member benefit provided to you. Snacks and drinks will be provided but advance registration is needed to plan for food, drink, and materials. The dates and locations of the workshops are below - please note the deadline for registering. You can register online by click on the button below, or you can email, or call Phil Long at 419-733-6947. If you use email or phone to register, please include your name, phone number, email, district you are retiring from, and whether you use STRS or SERS retirement systems.

March 11, 2015 from 4:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Preble County Educational Service Center
587 Hillcrest Dr., Eaton, OH 45320
registration deadline is March 5, 2015
March 16, 2015 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Richardson-Bretz Building
Mercer County Civic Foundation
119 West Fulton St., Celina, OH 45822
registration deadline in March 12, 2015

Some of our big issues - such as reducing the amount of student testing and reforming a broken charter school system - are now front and center on the legislative agenda. We need your help, lobbying to move these issues forward. To RSVP for OEA Member Lobby Day, please email Julie Parsley at

WOEA Presents an Evening of Laughter and Entertainment - Teacher Appreciation Banquet

WOEA teacher members (current and retired) who would like an evening of entertainment, food, and laughter will enjoy attending the WOEA Teacher Appreciation Banquet on Wednesday, April 29. There is a deposit of $15 which will be refunded the evening of the event. Non-WOEA members are welcome to attend, but the fee is non-refundable.