Who is ISEA?
The Indiana Student Education Association (ISEA) members are undergraduate and graduate students at Indiana colleges and universities pursuing education degrees or planning to enter the education profession. ISEA members are future educators and leaders of ISTA. Supporting the growth and success of ISEA members is investing in the future of the Association.
The ISEA board and officers lead the student association and are integral to the vitality of ISTA with the ISEA President serving on the ISTA Board of Directors and four ISEA member appointments to ISTA Standing Committees.
ISEA hosts a number of events geared to students.
ISEA Board of Directors
Lyndsy Eslinger, University of Indianapolis
Savannah Harrison, Trine University
Leighanna Miller, Hanover College
Region 1 Representative (Northwest)
Gianna Mesarina, Purdue University
Region 2 Representative (Northeast)
Bradley Williams, Manchester University
ISEA Advisory Council
The ISEA Advisory Council is composed of one advisor from each NEA/ISEA Chapter. The council members are responsible for selecting a chairperson, establishing operating guidelines, reviewing NEA/ISEA programs and services with the ISTA President and Executive Director. One member of the ISEA Board of Directors is designated as a liaison with the Advisory Council.
Advisory Council Members
- Ball State University, James Stroud
- Hanover College, Dustin Bailey
- Indiana State University, Melissa Nail
- Indiana University - Bloomington, Emily McCord & Laura Stachowki
- Indiana University - Southeast, Carol Barlett
- Indiana Wesleyan University, Angela Leffler
- Ivy Tech - Columbus, Julie Bilz
- Ivy Tech - Indianapolis, Barbara Wylie
- Ivy Tech - Terre Haute, Cassie Saylor
- Manchester University, Kurt Kurtzhals & Heather Schilling
- Purdue-Northwest, Christy Livergood
- University of Evansville, Mary Lombardo-Graves
- University of Indianapolis, Gretta Pennell & Kate Reinhardt
Interested students are encouraged to join ISEA. A membership in ISEA is a membership in the local chapter (if active), ISTA and the National Education Association (NEA). ISEA provides an opportunity for pre-professionals to begin networking and learning more about their future careers in education.
Membership is the first step in your career.
For more information on the NEA student membership, explore the NEA Student Program resources.
ISEA Scholarships and Awards
ISEA offers a number of scholarships and awards for those pursuing a degree in education or who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in an ISEA chapter. Learn more about the scholarships and awards offered by ISEA and apply online.
Find a chapter near you
Ball State University
Indiana State University
Ivy Tech-Indianapolis/Central Indiana
Ivy Tech- Riverside
Ivy Tech - Sellersburg
Ivy Tech-Terre Haute
Indiana Wesleyan University
Oakland City University
Purdue University - North Central
St. Mary-of-the-Woods College
University of Evansville
University of Indianapolis
University of Southern Indiana
Western Governors University
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I join ISEA?
Complete the NEA enrollment form online using a credit or debit card. If you do not have a credit or debit card, call the Member Resource Center at 844-ASK-ISTA844-ASK-ISTA to join.
Can I join NEA without joining my state affiliate?
No, when you join NEA, you become a member of the unified family of local, state and national associations.
I don’t live in the same state as my college/university. In which state should I join?
You should join in the state where you are enrolled as a student.
Can I join if I’m a distance learner?
NEA offers student membership through two online programs, University of Phoenix and Western Governors University. Students of University of Phoenix should join in the state where they live. Students of Western Governors University should join directly with the NEA in D.C.
When am I covered with liability insurance?
Immediately following the charge on your card, you will receive a welcome letter via email. This letter is your proof of liability insurance. As long as your membership remains current, you may access and reprint your welcome letter here by using the “Check my Membership Status” button.