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CREDIT UNION OF TEXAS ANNOUNCES $20,000 EDUCATOR SCHOLARSHIP

District educators are invited to apply for Credit Union of Texas’ 2017 William H. Cotton Scholarship. The credit union will
award the $20,000 scholarship to one Dallas ISD educator or administrator who is seeking to pursue post-baccalaureate
education for career advancement in the field of education. The award is named for retired district administrator William H.
Cotton.
The scholarship is available to full and part-time faculty or administrators, and the application, requirements, rules and
instructions to apply are located at www.dallasisd.org under STAFF. The deadline to apply is Tues., Feb. 28, 2017. The credit
union will select the winner by April 28, 2017.

NEA GLOBAL FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY
2018 Application Window: 01 December 2016 to 28 February 2017
The NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship offers active NEA members who are teachers 12 months of professional
development opportunities to support educators as they cultivate global competence skills and build global lesson plans that
are shared with educators around the world. The NEA Foundation recognizes that in order for students to prepare for the
global age, the educator must first be equipped with the knowledge, skills and disposition needed to teach in the global age. By
participating in the Global Learning Fellowship program, educators have an opportunity to lead the profession by acquiring
the necessary skills to integrate global competence into their daily classroom instruction, advance pedagogy in their
school/district, prepare students to thrive in the flattened global age, and thus contribute to the closing of the global
achievement gap. TSTA member and National Teacher of the Year, Shanna Peeples, was a 2016 NEA Foundation Global
Learning Fellow.
To apply go to www.nea.org under GRANTS AND AWARDS.

TSTA Staff
Malinda McKee
214-923-2768 (cell)
malindam@tsta.org

Office Manager
Raya Staley
214-821-2061
officemanager@logixonline.com

President: Angela M. Davis
Vice President: Mary D. Smith
Secretary: Vivian Bryant
Treasurer: Peggy Pickron
VP of Teacher Affairs: Delna Bryan
VP of DISD ESP: Sheila Walker

“Small enough to know you, Big enough to serve you”
NEA-Dallas Newsletter

January 2017

Message from President Angela Davis
I want to take this opportunity to welcome you all back to work, wishing everyone a Happy New
Year. We have an exciting year ahead of us and we’re pleased to have each one of you as
members.

NEA-Dallas
6500 Greenville Ave., Suite 520
Dallas, TX 75206
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
www.neadallas.com
Lunch Break 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
(Closed on Saturday, Sunday and ALL DISD Holidays)

NEA Dallas Stands Up For YOU!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
1/1-6/17 - DISD & NEA-Dallas CLOSED
1/9/17 - Staff Development
1/10/17 - STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL
1/12/17 - DISD Board Briefing @ 11:30 a.m.
1/16/17 - Martin Luther King Day
DISD & NEA-Dallas CLOSED
1/19/17 - High School Parent Conferences
1/21/17 - NEA-Dallas Membership Meeting @ 10:30 am
1/23/17 - Middle School Parent Conferences
1/24/17 - Elementary School Parent Conferences
DCS Schools Board Meeting @ 1:00p.m.
1/26/17 - DISD Board Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.

We thank you for your continued enthusiasm and positive work efforts as we look forward to
another successful year.

Upcoming Conferences
ESP Statewide Conference - It’s not too early to begin planning to participate in the 2017 conference! It will be held in
Houston on April 9, 2017 at the Omni Houston Hotel following TSTA's state conference. This is a wonderful opportunity to
enhance your skills as a leader, engaged member, and employee. Workshops will provide the tools you need to effectively
advocate for ESP members and public education. This conference is open to both members and non-members.
Lobby Day is March 13, 2017. If you plan on attending, please fill out your commitment form with a $25 check or money
order made payable to NEA-Dallas attached. It must be returned to our office by February 28, 2017.
The 2017 NEA Higher Education Conference will be held March 17-19, 2017, with a day-long Leadership
Day organizing activity on March 16th. The conference is being hosted at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel, Dallas, TX.
NEA-Retired Organizing Conference - Unite, Inspire, Lead: Still Doing It is the theme for the 2017 conference. The
conference is devoted to training retired members to organize their communities to advance the cause of public education.
Scheduled for March 21-23, 2017 the conference will be held at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel, Dallas, TX. The event will
feature national speakers, skill development and knowledge building, workshops, fun times as well as opportunities to network
with peers.

REVISED

Region 4D House of Delegates
TSTA House of Delegates
NEA Representative Assembly
Nomination Form

Dear NEA-Dallas Member:
It is that time of year again to nominate and elect delegates and alternates to the Region 4D House of Delegates,
the TSTA State House of Delegates and local delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly.
The Region 4D House of Delegates will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the DCS Technology &
Training Center (5151 Samuel Blvd. Dallas, TX 75228). This year’s Regional HoD is an important one. We will
be holding elections for President and Vice President. We will also be considering new business items to present
at the State HoD in April.
The TSTA House of Delegates will be held in Houston, TX at Omni Houston Hotel, April 7-8, 2017. There will
be professional development seminars conducted by TSTA the morning of April 7 th. Delegates may want to start
planning now for travel expenses to the state convention. The TSTA convention hotel is the Omni Houston
Hotel in Houston. Located in the prestigious Uptown Post Oak/Galleria area, the hotel’s nightly room rate for
members in the TSTA convention room block is approximately $99 for a single or a double, plus taxes. NEADallas will provide two nights double occupancy for ONLY our ELECTED delegates.

Please indicate which HoD you would like to be nominated for by placing a check on the line next to
the appropriate HoD. You may nominate yourself for all three.
_____ Region 4D House of Delegates

_____ TSTA House of Delegates

(Saturday, February 18, 12:00 pm, Dallas, TX)

(Fri. & Sat., April 7-8, Houston, Texas)

_____ NEA Representative Assembly
(June 30th-July 5th, Boston, MA)

(PLEASE PRINT)

The NEA Representative Assembly will be held June 30th – July 5th in the wonderful city of Boston, MA. The
NEA RA is the world’s largest democratic decision-making body with upwards of 9,000 delegates in attendance
from all over the United States and the world

NAME:____________________________________

It is extremely important that we have our full delegation in attendance for these upcoming events. The future of
our organization will be decided there and each of you will have a vote. If we have delegates that do not attend,
then we, here in Dallas, lose valuable input in that decision-making process.

HOME ADDRESS:____________________________________________________

To be on the ballot for these important elections, please fill out the enclosed nomination form and return it to
NEA-Dallas (DISD Box 118) through DISD mail, US Mail (6500 Greenville Ave., Suite 520 Dallas, Texas 75206),
via fax (214-821-0219), or in person. We need your nomination form by 4:00pm, Tuesday, January 17, 2016.
We want to encourage all of you to participate in these important events. This is an opportunity for all of you to
become involved in YOUR organization.

HOME PHONE:__________________ CELL PHONE:_____________________

Delegates for the three conferences will be elected at our General Membership Meeting on Saturday, January 21,
2017
We look forward to receiving your nomination form.
In solidarity,
Angela M. Davis
President, NEA-Dallas
Delna Bryan
President, Region 4D

WORKSITE:______________________ EMAIL:____________________________

HOME CITY:__________________ STATE:_______

ZIP:____________

ETHNICITY:__________________________________
POSITION TITLE:___________________________________
I, ___________________, certify that the above information is correct.
SIGNATURE:___________________________DATE:_________________________
All information is REQUIRED to be officially nominated. Return completed form by 4:00 pm on Tuesday,
January 17, 2017.
Please return via DISD Mail (BOX 118); via U.S. Mail (6500 Greenville Ave. Suite 520, Dallas, TX 75206) via fax (214-8210219) or in person to NEA-Dallas by 4:00pm, Tuesday, January 17, 2017.