Want to be an association leader? Consider running for state office
ISTA is proud to be a democratic institution with opportunities for all members to roll up their sleeves and contribute to building and growing our Association. One of the most influential positions a member can hold in the Association is a statewide office. At the 2019 ISTA Representative Assembly (RA), there will be three open statewide positions – president, vice president and National Education Association (NEA) board of director. Interested candidates must complete a candidate form and statement by March 1, 2019.
The president serves as the thought leader and spokesperson for all members guaranteeing member voices are heard at the Statehouse, in the media and reflected in the actions taken by the Association. The president maintains contact with local presidents, ISTA board of directors and committee members and coordinates governance operations of the Association and works with the executive director and staff to implement policy.
ISTA Vice President
The vice president assists the president in his/her duties as needed and serves as the chair of the ISTA Foundation for the Improvement of Education. The vice president also contributes to legislative and government relations activities as the liaison to the Indiana State Board of Education.
NEA Board Member
The NEA board member serves as a link from ISTA to the national association. NEA board members review the policies and interests of the Association and act as decision-makers between annual NEA RA meetings. The board meets four times a year, plus one meeting in conjunction with the NEA RA and annual meeting.