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Hoosier Elected to Lead National Association for Retired Educators

Sarah Borgman, an Indiana retired educator from Wakarusa, was elected president of the National Education Association’s (NEA) retired membership during the annual meeting in Boston.  

On June 28, delegates elected Borgman, a retired teacher and past president of the ISTA-Retired, to lead NEA-Retired, which represents 317,000 retired educators nationwide. 

In remarks near the conclusion of the gathering, Borgman struck an appreciative note for the “vote of confidence” her election represents. 

“My heart is full for all of you in this room, and for our members across this nation,” said Borgman. ”I promise that I will give you my best and that I will listen and together we will write a new chapter in the history of NEA-Retired.” 

“I have known Sarah for years and she will be a great leader for NEA-Retired,” said ISTA President Teresa Meredith. “She is a tireless advocate for retired educators and public education.” 

NEA-Retired is a membership category of the NEA established in 1983 to organize and serve retired educators. NEA-Retired members lead efforts to bolster public education and address critical issues such as Social Security, Medicare, health care, pension and other retirement concerns.