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President Rob McFee: Give a Little, Gain a Lot!

May 12th, 2020

Being part of a union does imply some level of sacrifice. You no longer can look at things through the lens of what is best for me. This is readily apparent at the local level. You cannot go into any negotiations simply asking for things which benefit one particular group without also considering how it affects the collective. There is only so much of the pie to go around, and it is a very delicate balance. Quite often we end up with an agreement that everyone one can live with, but no one is exactly overjoyed with. Compromise is necessary

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President Rob McFee: Membership Driven!

May 12th, 2020

Happy New Year to everyone in NEOEA; I hope everyone is having a great school year! On November 10, 2018, NEOEA held our annual Representative Assembly. The meeting started off with the usual introductions, but then came to a halt as we held a very touching memorial to our own recently-departed Brian McConnell. The video and song tribute for Brian was a great way to remember all of the wonderful contributions he has made over the years and how he has touched so many lives. Given this indomitable spirit, the RA moved on and got right down to business. The

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President Rob McFee: Why Ask “Why?”

September 12th, 2018

The year is already underway, and as your NEOEA President, I would like to officially welcome everyone to the 2018-2019 school year. I hope the excitement and energy of August sustains our enthusiasm all year long. Public education is a puzzle of many connected pieces with each place playing a critical role in the life of a child. This responsibility is both awesome and humbling at the same time. I hope you and the students you work with have an incredible, rich, and rewarding experience this year! I grew up attending public schools in the Willoughby-Eastlake City School District. I

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Our next NEOEA Day is Friday, October 8, 2021!

NEOEA Day represents your dues dollars at work. Attending NEOEA Day programs, most of which provide growth opportunities at lower-than-usual prices, is an excellent way to get some of your NEOEA dues dollars back! For more information, click the link below.

NEOEA Day Page