NEOEA will sponsor a poster contest to commemorate our 150th Anniversary. This will be just the start to the celebrations! If you would like to submit a design, please send it to the attention of Mary Alice Conkey at email@example.com or mail it to NEOEA, 5422 East 96th Street, Suite 200, Garfield Hts., OH 441125. Submissions should arrive by August 1. The winner will receive a gift and will be highlighted in a future issue of News and Views.
Here is an excerpt from the history as narrated by Bill Lavezzi on our website: For a year or two a number of superintendents and teachers of the schools, in the cities and towns of which Cleveland is the commercial centre, had been accustomed to meet frequently and exchange views on questions pertaining to their special work. These informal meetings were felt to be profitable to those engaging in them. The opinion was generally entertained that there was professional interest among the teachers to warrant an organization which should hold meetings at stated times, thus securing agreement as to time of meeting and questions to be considered. Accordingly, on Saturday, November 13, 1869, a few gentlemen met in one of the rooms of the Weddell House, and there organized the North-Eastern Ohio Teachers’ Association.
Read more at https://neoea.org/history/.
Also, if so inclined, please submit your own “history” of our organization. We would like to preserve the anecdotal thoughts and records in our history going forward.