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Take advantage of all your membership has to offer by attending and participating in these summer events.

ECOEA is the link between the

Ohio Education Association and your local!

ECOEA is proud to be a hole sponsor for the OEA Golf Outing that will be held at Champions Golf Course in Columbus on June 20. It's not too late to register as an individual and be placed on a team, or bring your foursome. Spectators are also welcome to register and have access to golf carts, food and beverages, door prizes, and OEA Fund-raising activities!


Your Local Association leaders are invited to bring their leadership team and spend a day with ECOEA! Sessions include OEA Treasurers' Training and OEA Local Presidents' Training, as well as other timely sessions to get your leadership team ready for the new association year. Each local can bring FOUR team members for a full day that includes breakfast, lunch, door prizes, PD certificates, Treasurer and President handbooks and certificates, and more!

The workshop will be held in Heritage Hall of the First Christian Church, 6900 Market Av N, Canton, just north of Walsh University. Registration and breakfast begin at 8:00 AM, with the day ending by 3:30 PM. Joining us will be OEA President Scott DiMauro, OEA VP Jeff Wensing, and OEA Secy-Treasurer Mark HIll!

Local presidents will want to designate a full team of four to make good use of team-buidling, power assessment, and local development plans. Registration closes Tuesday, June 18.




ECOEA will be well-represented this summer in Philadelphia at the NEA RA with eighteen delegates from across the district. Thanks for giving up a good chunk of your summer to participate in the largest democratic deliberative assembly in the world! You can learn more about the NEA RA 2024 at this link; maybe you'd like to be a delegate in the future!

Doing the work for us on the national level are delegates:

  • Alliance EA-Caitlin Driscoll
  • Canton Professional EA- May Alayamini, Tina Bradley, Juliann Doerschuk, Michelle Martin Jones, Rita McMIllen, Tamika Moss, Dr. Geneva Parker
  • East Canton EA-Ida Gorman
  • Fairless EA-Kristine Twigg
  • Jackson Classified PA-Angel McCune
  • Malvern EA-Heather Zuniga
  • North Canton EA-Jen McKelley, Julie Nelson
  • Wooster EA-Matt Balsinger, Karen LInch
  • Retired-Carol Kinsey, Kathleen Purdy
  • Staff-Valerie Heban

Representing the Ohio delegation on the NEA Resolutions Committee is Michelle Martin Jones of Canton Professional EA. Safe travels to all!

Summer PD open to all Members!

We've got two great sessions lined up for members this summer with two very knowledgeable Education Policy Consultants from OEA! Register now and mark your calendar to spend the day with us online. Earn up to four hours of Professional Development online at no cost!

Regarding Licensure-presented by Ellen Adornetto. Ellen will discuss the new pre-service teacher permit that is coming online, the changes to the RE license and how RE is managed through the SBOE, and the licensure fees, changes, requirements and more of the demands on public education employees to do their jobs.

PBIS: It's not all points and parties-presented by Daria DeNoia. All educators encounter students who exhibit challenging behaviors, and Ohio requires that schools implement PBIS frameworks to address these challenges. But what is PBIS? Does PBIS need to include points and parties? Can educator voice be included in the decision-making process? During this session we will define and discuss Ohio’s PBIS law, learn about collaborative implementation of PBIS frameworks; share examples of PBIS implementation in school settings; discuss tools that help examine root causes of challenging student behaviors; and reflect on how educators and their Union can advocate for strong and effective PBIS frameworks that improve the working and learning environments for educators and their students.


Take a mini-vacation to Columbus to attend the fabulous OEA Educational Foundation Gala at COSI! The OEA Educational Foundation supports Innovation and Diversity Grants to our members to provide unique learning opportunities for students. Members can apply for Whisper Grants to help individual students who have a basic need but are financially unable to afford items like glasses, shoes and other necessities for education success. The Foundation also partners with Make-A-Wish for student-centered wish grants.

The Gala includes dinner, program and live auction, photobooth, access to the museum's Titanic artifact exhibit, planetarium, music and dancing, all for a wonderful cause! Visit the OEA Foundation Gala site to order tickets to attend.

OEA Professional Learning Seminar

Registration is now open for the Summer 2024 OEA Professional Learning Seminar: Leading for Rural Equity. During this training, participants will explore the intersection of rural identities and challenges and how the lived experiences and unique strengths of rural students can lead to more equitable school systems and communities. Read more below. Dead to register is Tuesday, June 11, at this link:

Leading for Rural Equity


Best of luck to Kathleen at the upcoming NEA-Retired Annual Meeting in Philadelphia where she will seek re-election to the NEA Resolutions Committeee! Thanks for your passion to represent all retired members!

Safe travels to our NEA Retired delegates Kathleen and Carol Kinsey as they represent at the NEA-R Annual Meeting.


Explore more of what your membership has to offer through the NEA Travel Program. Discounts on car rentals, tickets to Broadway shows, hotels, flights, cruises, and more! Learn more about your NEA Travel Dollars account and get travelin'!

NEA Travel Member Benefits



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