News from locals on fall recruiting

  • Edgewood signed up 30 members at a luncheon for new teachers.
  • Southwest Educators Association invited 52 new teachers to lunch and signed up 32.
  • Brownsville has met its goal of 4,000 members! They held an AR training/meeting with 85 people present, including the superintendent. At the new educator orientation, the local had a drawing for $100 and $50 gift cards from Best Buy. They signed up 60 out of 64 new members.
  • Laredo signed up 28 new members at the Laredo new educator orientation and 31 at United. By the first break at the United NEO, the person running the TCTA table joined TSTA.
  • Ysleta Teachers Association signed up 61 of 98 new teachers attending the New Teacher Orientation, and nine of the 98 were already members. Their booth included a prize wheel, black & gold balloons, and a door prize raffle. As of August 16, 72% of the new teachers in Ysleta ISD are part of YTA/TSTA/NEA Family.
  • Association of Brownsville Educators, TSTA’s largest local association, signed up 60 of 65 new teachers. The local has almost 4,000 members.
  • Socorro had NEA Vice President Lily Eskelsen speak at the district convocation; they also had a reception for her and all El Paso area members were invited.(See the photos in our Photo Album, left column.)
  • Port Arthur Teachers Association recruited over 120 members.