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 aspiring 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
Brandon Seay, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Jessica Ybarra, University of Evansville
Katelin Courtney, Butler University
Region 1 Representative (Northwest)
Brittnie Beach, Purdue-Northwest
Region 2 Representative (Northeast)
Madeline Livinghouse, Manchester University
ISEA Standing Committees Appointments
Board of Directors: Brandon Seay, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Governance Committee: Ethan Rather, Hanover College
Issues & Concerns Committee: To be confirmed
Minority Affairs Committee: Fina-Mariah Ruiz, Hanover College
Professional Practices & Standards Committee: Katherine Hurst, Indiana State 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
- Butler University, Meredith McAllister
- Hanover College, Dustin Bailey
- Indiana State University, Melissa Nail
- Indiana University - Bloomington, Emily McCord & Laura Stachowki
- Indiana University - Southeast, Carol Bartlett
- Ivy Tech - Columbus, Julie Bilz
- Ivy Tech - Indianapolis, Barbara Wylie
- Ivy Tech - Terre Haute, Cassie Saylor
- Manchester University, Kurt Kurtzhals & Heather Schilling
- Purdue-Northwest, Diana Underwood-Gregg
- St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Wendy Walter
- University of Evansville, Shari Millikan & M. Lombardo-Graves
- University of Indianapolis, Molly Dury & Kate Reinhardt
- University of Southern Indiana, Teresa Branson
- Trine University, Ashley Overton
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.
Your ISEA membership may qualify you for a rebate in your first year of active membership. Apply for the NEA rebate form in your first year as an educator. Contact the ISTA Member Resource Center to learn how to secure an ISTA rebate.
For more information on the NEA student membership, explore the NEA Aspiring Educator 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-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. Use this letter to confirm your membership. Here's more information on the Aspiring Educator educator employment liability coverage provided with membership.