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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.

Representative Assembly Outreach to Teach Rising Educator Conference

ISEA Board of Directors

President
Lyndsy Eslinger, University of Indianapolis

Vice President
Savannah Harrison, Trine University

Secretary
Leighanna Miller, Hanover College

Region 1 Representative (Northwest)
Gianna Mesarina, Purdue University 

Region 2 Representative (Northeast)
Bradley Williams, Manchester University

Region 3 Representative (Central)
Molly Wolfe, University of Indianapolis

Region 4 Representative (Southern)
Alisha West, Hanover College

Representative-at-Large
Anthony Eley, Wabash College

ISEA REGION MAP


ISEA Standing Committees Appointments

Board of Directors: Lyndsy Eslinger
Governance Committee: Mallory Burris
Issues & Concerns Committee: Zach Teeple
Minority Affairs Committee: Kenneth Moore
Professional Practices & Standards Committee: Sammy Maxwell 

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

Chairperson, TBA 
Dustin Bailey, Hanover College
Kurt Kurtzhals, Manchester University
Kate Reinhardt, University of Indianapolis
Heather Schilling, Manchester University

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.

LEARN MORE

Find a chapter near you

Ball State University  
Butler University  
Hanover College  
Indiana State University  
Indiana Tech  
Indiana University
IU East  
IU-Kokomo  
IU-Northwest  
IU-Southeast  
IU-PU Columbus  
IUPUI
Ivy Tech-Indianapolis/Central Indiana  
Ivy Tech- Riverside  
Ivy Tech - Sellersburg  
Ivy Tech-Terre Haute 

Indiana Wesleyan University  
Manchester University  
Oakland City University
Purdue University  
Purdue University-Calumet  
Purdue University - North Central
St. Mary-of-the-Woods College
Trine University  
University of Evansville  
University of Indianapolis  
University of Southern Indiana
Valparaiso University  
Wabash College
Western Governors University 

ISTA pays for the membership dues of two ISEA advisors per chapter. Complete the form and mail to ISTA headquarters.

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ISEA staff liaison is Angela Miller.

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-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.