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Brandon Watson – (512) 520-7248
bwatson@calcas.com
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NEA-Dallas www.TSTA.org “SMALL ENOUGH TO KNOW YOU, NEA-Dallas Board of Directors
President Delna Bryan
9/21/17 Help us SAVE Dallas County Schools @ 6 pm 6500 Greenville Avenue, Suite 520 www.NEA.org BIG ENOUGH TO SERVE YOU.” Vice President Sheila Walker
Circle Grill Dallas, Texas 75206
3701 Buckner Blvd. VP of Teacher Affairs Hope Lee
Dallas, TX 75228 www.NEADALLAS.com VP of DISD ESPs Carmen Behrend
Please RSVP to 214.821.2061 Monday – Friday VP of DCS ESPs Lonnie Richardson
9/28/17 DISD Board Meeting - 6:30 p.m. 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Secretary Vivian Bryant
[Closed Saturday, Sunday & all DISD holidays] NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2017 Acting Treasurer Angela Davis
9/30/17 NEA-Dallas General Membership Mtg. TSTA Help Center 1-877-ASK-TSTA
6500 Greenville Avenue, Suite 520
Dallas, TX 75206 IN THIS ISSUE
9 am – 10 am A Message from the President
9/30/17 Coffee and Politics 101 @ 10 am By Delna Bryan A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
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Dear NEA-Dallas Colleagues; Page 1
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Malinda McKee Raya Staley Greetings on a beautiful summer day! We are ELECTION TIMELINE
Dallas, Texas 75210
celebrating the start of another glorious school year Page 1
TSTA Staff Office Manager
here in Dallas ISD. I am addressing you in my first letter as your new NEA-DALLAS NOMINATION LETTER FOR BOARD OF
(214) 923-2768 – cell (214) 821-2061
malindam@tsta.org officemanager@logixonline.com President of NEA-Dallas. Some might know me from my years as an AP DIRECTORS DCS DISTRICT POSITIONS
Spanish Language and Literature teacher at Thomas Jefferson High Page 2
School. Others might remember me from a workshop that you took where TREASURER NOMINATION AND CANDIDATE ACCEPTANCE
NEA-Dallas neadallas1 I was the facilitator when you first got to the district. Whichever camp you FORM
might have fallen in, I am sure that we are all looking forward to the Page 3
exemplary teaching that we are going to be doing this year for all of our CALENDAR OF EVENTS
10/12/17 DISD Board Briefing @ 11:30 am TSTA Help Center students to excel, thus bringing our wonderful school district to the elite
See some important dates and times for upcoming events for
1-877-ASK-TSTA status among urban school districts.
10/13/17 Elementary Fair Day the current month.
www.TSTA.org In my earlier back to school greeting, I spoke about my first year as being Page 4
10/17/17 DCS Board Meeting @ 1 pm the Dawn Train. The train represents the journey that we are going to take
NEAMB Signature Discount together as one. I asked all the adults to join hands with me as we board
10/20/17 Secondary Fair Day the train with close to 155,000 students in different cars. We are all headed
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When you enroll in the AT&T Signature Discount program, through in the same direction of having high expectations with a successful outcome
10/26/17 DISD Board Meeting @ 6 pm your organization-and have a qualified wireless service agreement- for them all whether I am on the north, south, east or west bound train.  Nomination forms will be sent out beginning September
you'll save on your monthly service charge for qualifying plans. We will all meet at the culmination of the 2017-2018 school year to sing and 25, 2017.
As an AT&T Signature Discount member, you’ll receive: shout our victory to the highest of high.  All forms are due in the NEA Dallas office by Monday
• 15% off qualified wireless plans & services The symbol is the train, the theme is: Let us all be Power to Light the Way October 16, 2017 no later than 5pm.
• 20% off eligible wireless accessories for All of our Students on this Voyage.
We will continue to rise up each day as teachers, and to do the work that we  Ballots will be mailed to home addresses of DCS
For more information and details go to the website listed below: Members and online voting will be done by DISD
were sent here to do as one body. We will take to the sky and perform to the
Union Member discounts available at very best of our abilities on a cold, hot, or mild day in order to meet that Members, beginning October 30, 2017 through
www.att.com/wireless/NEAMB challenge of helping all students. November 3, 2017. All members will vote for the
11/12/17 DISD Board Briefing @ 11:30 am Treasurer position, and only Dallas County members in
In closing my September greetings, I would like to say, “Welcome Back” to
11/14/17 DCS Board Meeting @ 1 pm the new dawn at NEA-Dallas. Let us all work together as one as we soar to the respective districts (District 1,3, and 4) will vote for
meet the challenges that we will face as one this coming year! their board member.
11/16/17 DISD Board Meeting @ 6 pm
Delna If you have moved or changed your mailing address, please
11/20-24/17 NEA-DALLAS CLOSED
Thanksgiving Break
update your information as soon as possible.

11/26/17 DISD Board Briefing @ 11:30 am Ballots must be postmarked and received by Friday November 3,
2017 at 5pm.
NEA-DALLAS NOMINATION FORM FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS Name of Nominee: NOMINATION AND CANDIDATE ACCEPTANCE FORM
POSITIONS NEA-DALLAS EXECUTIVE OFFICERS NOMINATION, JOB DESCRIPTIONS AND CANDIDATE ACCEPTANCE FORM
Last Fall, you elected new Executive Officers that took office on June 1,
2017. You elected the following: ____________________________________________________________ Active participation as an officer provides many opportunities for personal and leadership development. It is an opportunity to assist others in improving
the quality of their work lives and in asserting their rights as workers.
President – Delna Bryan
Executive Vice President – Sheila Walker Nominee’s Address:
JOB DESCRIPTIONS:
Vice President of Teacher Affairs – Hope Lee
____________________________________________________________ All Officers: Further the principles of unionism and NEA-Dallas, work to make the Association as strong as possible in the workplace in the spirit of
Vice President of DISD ESP Affairs – Carmen Behrend solidarity by organizing coworkers to be involved in the Association’s program of fighting for justice and empowerment; support the decisions made by
Vice President of DCS ESP Affairs – Lonnie Richardson the membership; provide leadership to the local; do not engage in any conduct which is intended to harm the Association. MOST ASSOCIATION
Secretary – Vivian Bryant Nominee’s Home Number: _______________________________________ ACTIVITIES ARE DONE ON ACTIVISTS' OWN TIME. All candidates for these Executive Offices shall have been an active, paraprofessional, or
educational support member of the Association for at least three (3) years immediately preceding the year in which the election takes place. These
Executive Officers shall maintain active, paraprofessional, or educational support membership, respectively, in the Association for the term of their
Now NEA-Dallas is taking nominations for the Board of Directors for three Nominee’s Cell: _______________________________________________ office.
DCS seats.
To be considered please complete this form and return it to our office Nominee’s Email:
by 4:00 pm on October 16, 2017. You may return the nomination form
through DISD Mail Box 118; return it through US Mail to 6500 Greenville Ave., Treasurer: Maintains the financial records for disbursements of funds; coordinates fund-raising events as needed; ensures that financial matters are
Ste. 520, Dallas, Texas 75206; via fax 214-821-0219; or in person. ____________________________________________________________ in compliance with the constitution and bylaws of NEA-Dallas; is a voting member of the Executive Committee.
Qualifications and Duties of Board of Directors
All members of the Board of Directors shall have been an active professional, Nominee’s Worksite: ___________________________________________ TERM OF OFFICE IS THREE -YEARS
paraprofessional, educational support or administrator member of the Effective June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2020
association for at least (1) one year immediately preceding the year in which
the election takes places. All members shall maintain their membership in Job Title_____________________________________________________
the category that they represent and be current in dues. Return the completed form to NEA-Dallas Office by October 16, 2017 by 4:00 p.m.
The term of office for district directors of the Board of Directors shall be three Signature of person completing form
years and begin June 1, 2017 and ending May 31, 2020. I, _______________________________ nominate the following person(s) for the office of Treasurer.
Each District Director shall: ____________________________________________________________
1. Serve as a liaison between the members of NEA-Dallas in their All information is REQUIRED to be officially nominated. Return
assigned district and their respective Dallas ISD/Dallas County Schools completed form by 4:00 pm on April 18, 2017.
Board of Trustee member. Name of Nominee________________________________
2. Conduct district meetings of NEA-Dallas in their assigned district NEA-Dallas District Directors Locations Nominee’s Address________________________________
and report to the Board of Directors. Dallas County Schools Service Centers Nominee’s Home number or cell number___________________________
3. Inform NEA-Dallas members in their assigned district of NEA- District 1 Email address_______________________________________
Dallas policies and actions.  North Dallas Nominee’s Worksite_________________________________
4. Serve as a liaison between the members of NEA-Dallas in their District 2 Job Title___________________________________________
assigned district and the Board of Directors.
 Dissolved into District 4
5. Serve as a member of the Board of Directors.
District 3 Signature of person completing the form_________________________________________
6. Attend Dallas ISD/Dallas County Schools General Board
meetings.  Pat Raney
7. Actively participates in membership recruitment activities. District 4 Return completed form by 5pm on Monday October 16, 2017
Please place a check mark on the line next to the appropriate Board of  Kleberg
Directors’ seat that the nominee is being nominated for. The nominee can  Lawnview
run for only ONE position. Each district will have two directors (1) from Dallas  Don Shields
ISD and (1) from Dallas County Schools except for District 5. Please look on  Beckley
to find what district your worksite is listed under.  DCS Administration
____District 1 _____District 3______District 4 (another board member is District 5
being added to district 4 due to District 2 being eliminated.)
 Aledo
 Carrollton/Farmers Branch
I, ________________________________________ respectfully submit my  Coppell
nomination form to serve on the Board for the period of June 1, 2017, through  Irving
May 31, 2020. I realize this is a commitment and that Board meetings  Richardson
regularly meet, and I will be expected to attend to ensure that I am current on  Weatherford
all NEA-Dallas’ events and administrative functions.  White Settlement