State Committees

2016-2017

Meeting dates

Check the Committee Handbook for additional information about dates, times, locations, conference calls, etc.
Sept. 10, 2016 Bylaws and Rules, Human Rights, Legislative/Resolutions, NEA Convention, Student
Oct. 8, 2016 Bylaws and Rules, Human Rights, Legislative/Resolutions, Communications and PR, Member Benefits, Membership, Student, Teaching and Learning
Nov. 12, 2016 Credentials Only 
Feb. 4, 2017 Bylaws and Rules, Human Rights, Legislative/Resolutions, NEA Convention, PAC
April 21-23, 2017
Credentials Only 
May 6, 2017
(if necessary)
Bylaws and Rules, Human Rights, Legislative/Resolutions, NEA Convention
 

To volunteer to serve on an MNEA committee for the following school year, notify MNEA President Charles E. Smith  by May 15 using the committee volunteer form, indicating on which committee or committees you are interested in working.

Appointments are made--and members will be notified of their appointment--during the summer.

Missouri NEA has four standing committees, four advisory committees and four elected committees--each with specific functions to help develop and/or carry out Missouri NEA's programs. Except otherwise noted, committee members, committee chairs and board liaisons are appointed by the MNEA President with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors. Most MNEA committees meet three or four times during the school year. 

Contact the Governance Administrative Assistant Jeanna Machon (jeanna.machon@mnea.org) with questions regarding the MNEA committees, meetings or to receive a copy of the Committee Handbook.
 

MNEA Standing Committees


The Bylaws and Rules Committee

This committee introduces, interprets, presents and recommends amendments to the Bylaws and Standing Rules of the Association at the April session of the Representative Assembly. The Bylaws Committee may also interpret the Bylaws as needed.

Committee Members

Ava Asher
SonjaMarie Burks
Victoria Datt
Judy Davis-Edwards
Jessica Green
Doug Hurst
Elizabeth Rock
Margaret Smith-Wisker

 

The Credentials Committee

This committee is responsible for the verification and registration of the delegates to the Representative Assembly, the implementation of all voting procedures of the Representative Assembly and the certification of election results of the RA.

Committee Members

Tresina Alvested
Thomas Bamvakais
Joy Banks-Wilson
Laurie Brickey

Jessica Crawford
Cindy Daniels
Carmen Hill
Tonya Jackson
Michelle Jones

Diane Livingston
Jacqueline McGill
Treena Murray
Donna Rudroff

The Human Rights Committee

This committee is responsible for surveying, researching, and sharing information that will improve and protect the rights of school populations. The Committee shall promote history month celebrations, i.e., Women’s History Month, Black History Month, etc. The Committee shall provide training in women’s leadership skills and address other concerns regarding women in the workforce. The Committee shall coordinate the activities of the Association that are designed to attract and increase minority involvement. In addition, the Committee shall review current and proposed legislation which might have an impact on women, minorities or civil rights.

Committee Members

Dana Alvarez
Kim Bertram
Mark Bruns

Jennifer Clossum
Thomas Greene
Margaret Karleskint

Tisha McBride
Jane Ann Sykes
Cassidy Urie 

The Legislative/Resolutions Committee

This committee researches, outlines, and presents a legislative program to the November Session of the Representative Assembly. The committee outlines a plan of action to implement the program with teacher involvement. The Committee presents continuing and annual Resolutions for the next fiscal year for adoption at the April Session of the Representative Assembly.

Committee Members

Janette Colguitt
Annette Doyle
George Ferris, Jr. 
Diana Grosch
Wendy Kline

Connor Lewis 
Jane McPartland

Gail Rock
Jason Steliga
Dorothy Walk
Alan Weatherford

Carol Weatherford
Jeanne Weber


MNEA Advisory Committees


The Communications and Media Advisory Committee

This committee works to establish effective public relations committees in local affiliates. The committee also assists locals in networking public relations ideas and enhancing the image of the Association and education employees.

Committee Members

Frank Green Jr.
David Hope

Kate Kraybill

Allison O'Very

The Member Benefits Advisory Committee

This committee reviews and recommends for approval by the Board of Directors new special services products, reviews existing special services products, and has a grievance procedure for the purpose of processing complaints of products or services.

Committee Members

Marcus Glover

Brandy Legens

Bonnie Leonard

The Membership Advisory Committee

This committee's charges include exploring and recommending effective membership strategies for all categories of membership and ways to assist in building capacity for MNEA and its local affiliates.

Committee Members

Betty Dudley
Chuck Howard III
Linda Jackson
Monica Miller

Jenny Stogsdill

The Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee

This committee researches, designs and coordinates programs to address current instructional and professional development issues.

Committee Members

Barbara Bain
Tiffany Maloney

Tim Ema 
Tiffany Fane

Patrick McPartland
Julie Weis


MNEA Elected Committees


The NEA Convention Committee

This committee is responsible for compiling the delegate notebook and planning activities for Missouri NEA’s delegates. Members are elected to this committee for the following year by the convention delegates at the last caucus session.

Committee Members

Briana Evans
Irvin "Chuck" Howard 
Alicia Kleoppel

Tisha McBride 
Jacqueline McGill
Stacey Mitchem

Michelle Shepard 
Lindi Todd

The Program, Audit and Budget Committee

This committee e consists of two members elected by the Board of Directors, and two members elected by the Representative Assembly. The Vice President is Chair of this committee. This committee recommends, prior to the April Session of the Representative Assembly, the annual program budget for review by the Board of Directors and adoption by the Representative Assembly.

Committee Members

Grace Clifford
Patrick Layden 

Phillip Murray
Cheryl Riley

 

The Student Advisory Committee

This committee assists with the planning and promotion of activities that would increase student membership and involvement in the association. Members are elected by their respective college campus.

Committee Members

Rebecca Portwood, Vice Chair
Brian Bullock


Missouri NEA PAC Council

This committee reviews recommendations of local screening committees for state and federal elections and votes on endorsement recommendations. Endorsement of candidates for federal races must also be approved by the NEA Fund for Children and Public Education. Two members are elected from each Governance District by that district’s delegates to the Missouri NEA Representative Assembly. Members serve for staggered, four-year terms.

Committee Members 

Lindi Todd
Governance District 1    
James Mueller Tina Oberle  
     
Governance District 2    
Amanda Badgett Paul Brother
     
Governance District 3    
Dana Reed Kari Lewis
     
Governance District 4    
Cheryl Riley  
     
Governance District 5    
Shon Adamson Jill Owens
     
Governance District 6    
Julee Reese Monica Miller
     
Governance District 7    
Connie Steinmetz Jane McPartland
     
Governance District 8    
Tisha McBride  Mary Todd
     
Governance District 9    
Sonja Marie Burks Lori Zanitsch
     
Governance District 10    
Susan Niederberger John Davis
     
Governance District 11    
Andy Slaughter Patrick McPartland  
     
Minority-at-Large    
Jane Sykes    
     
MNEA-Retired    
Joe DeLuca  Dorothy Walk  
     
MNEA-Students    
Vacant    

 

The Member Benefits Advisory Committee

This committee reviews and recommends for approval by the Board of Directors new special services products, reviews existing special services products, and has a grievance procedure for the purpose of processing complaints of products or services.

Committee Members

Lynn Dunlap
Donna Harrison

Terri Moore
Brandy Legens

Beverly Vogt
Lisa Thomas


The Membership Advisory Committee

This committee's charges include exploring and recommending effective membership strategies for all categories of membership and ways to assist in building capacity for MNEA and its local affiliates.

 

Committee Members

Kellari Fasnacht
Tammy Page
Paul Vaillancourt
Marsha Vazquez
Bonnie Wendlandt
John Henry Worth

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