Reese Public Schools teacher Jenifer Almassy elected to NEA Board of Directors

Delegates to the MEA Fall Representative Assembly elected Jenifer Almassy, a teacher at Reese High School in Reese Public Schools, to the NEA Board of Directors for a term beginning immediately and ending Aug. 31, 2015.

Almassy, who serves as president of the Reese Professional Education Association, will fill the vacancy created by Maury Koffman, who was elected to the NEA Executive Committee this summer at the NEA Representative Assembly in Atlanta. 

“I am honored to be elected as one of Michigan’s NEA directors,” Almassy said. “Fighting for our students, our members, and all of public education is something I am very passionate about, and I will work hard to have our message spread and heard. Public education is one of the greatest treasures in America — high-quality education is a pathway to achieve dreams — and we have to protect it for everyone. Thank you for the continued support and encouragement from members around the state.”

Almassy served as an NEA director from April through August this year, filling another vacant position. She has also served as an NEA director alternate, a member of the MEA Board of Directors, MEA Region 11 president, MEA cluster delegate and NEA cluster delegate, among many other positions.

A resident of Burt, in Michigan’s Thumb region, Almassy earned her bachelor’s degree at Northern Michigan University and her master’s degree in instructional technology at Saginaw Valley State University.