The Tennessee Education Association will offer the Emerging Leaders School in conjunction with the 2020 TEA Summer Leadership Academy to be held June 11-13 at the Embassy Suites Cool Springs, Nashville. The Emerging Leaders School will begin at 9:00 a.m. on June 11. Application forms must be received at the TEA Headquarters by 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 10, 2020.
The school will be open to all individuals who have been members of the TEA for no more than ten years and who have not held a local, state, or national office (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, member of local executive committee, board of directors). The individual must be a newly elected or appointed Association Representative or be willing to commit to serving as an Association Representative, or in some other leadership role for the 2020-2021 year.
The purpose of the school is to introduce potential leaders to the Association and provide experiences and training to prepare them for future leadership roles in the TEA, NEA and their local affiliates. The program is also designed to discover leadership talent and help potential leaders become involved in the organization at the local, state, and national levels.
The TEA will provide scholarships to selected potential leaders to assist them in paying conference expenses. Each scholarship will provide a participant with a hotel room to be shared with another Emerging Leader (if a participant prefers a single room, the participant must remit to TEA one half the cost of a single room with the completed contract); round-trip transportation costs at a rate of .25 cents per mile; an allowance up to a total of $50.00 for meals not provided at the conference and all materials. A registration fee of $50.00 will be required for those who are accepted into the school. This fee will be reimbursed if the participant attends and completes the three days of training.
Members who meet the eligibility requirements will be notified they have been selected for this school and will be asked to complete a contract which will clearly describe their responsibilities during and after their training, including their commitment to involvement in the United Education Profession.
The selection process will provide for equitable representation from all membership categories within the TEA. If all other factors are equal, participants will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis according to the date applications are received at the TEA.
TEA will provide up to 30 scholarships for the school. The application form must be submitted by the individual applying for the scholarship. Applicants may apply online or via hard copy by completing and mailing the application in TEA’s Advocate or Teach.
Any questions about the application process may be directed to Marianne Staley or Letesa Evans at 1-800-342-8367.
All individuals who have been members of the TEA for no more than ten years and who have not held a local, state, or national office.
Embassy Suites — Cool Springs
820 Crescent Centre Drive
Franklin, TN 37067
This event will be in conjunction with Summer Leadership Academy (SLA).
A registration fee of $50.00 will be required for those who are accepted into the school.
This fee will be reimbursed if the participant attends and completes the three days of training.