Public schools in North Carolina are at a critical point in our state’s history, and now more than ever, those who support K-12 education need to work together to protect, uplift and help move it to the next level. That is why the North Carolina Association of School Administrators (NCASA) is trying to gauge the interest in forming a new organization for retired school administrators, who we believe can benefit from collaboration among colleagues as well as helping NCASA support public schools and their current and former leaders. NCASA is hosting an organizational meeting for retired school administrators from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2012 in Ballroom A of the Raleigh Convention Center. This meeting will precede NCASA’s 2012 Annual Conference at the same location.
The retired administrators’ meeting is free and is your opportunity to reunite with former colleagues and discuss whether creating a new Retired Administrators’ Organization is both needed and feasible. The meeting is intended for retirees from all facets of school administration, including but not limited to superintendents; principals; finance officers; and directors of personnel, exceptional children, transportation, nutrition, public relations, career-technical education and technology. Registration for this meeting is available by clicking here. Individuals may join by June 30 to receive NCASA membership through June 30, 2013 for the affordable rate of $100.
A planning group that includes the following retired school administrators – Sherron Crawford, John Guard, Brenda Jones, Jim Simeon, Linda Suggs and Ed Watson – will lead this meeting and get feedback on some of the following questions:
- Should an Organization of Retired School Administrators be formed, and if so, how should it be structured with regard to Bylaws, Officers, Board Members, etc.?
- What issues are important to retired school administrators, such as preventing the further erosion of retirement and health benefits, and how can this new group work together to both communicate on and address these concerns?
- How can a new retiree group make NCASA a stronger organization to support public schools and their current and former leaders?
All retired school administrators are urged to sign up today for this free meeting as well as to register to the NCASA Annual Conference that will feature a stellar two-day agenda packed with informative breakout sessions and outstanding general session speakers March 29-30. If you would like more information about the conference and registration please click here. If you have questions or need more information about the retiree meeting or the conference, contact NCASA by calling 919-828-1426 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you in March and having you reconnect with other retired school administrators to make a difference for public education through this new membership opportunity. Click here for a form to print, complete and submit with your membership fee.