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HSEA works to connect teachers with teachers while advancing the profession of teaching.

Happy Fall Edition November 2016

DUES information!

Here are the dates for EFT withdrawals. This is for people who are having dues taken out of their checking accounts only!

9/16/2016 - 9/30/2016

10/14/2016 - 10/28/2016

11/11/2016 - 11/25/2016

12/9/2016 - 12/23/2016

1/6/2017 - 1/20/2017

2/3/2017 - 2/17/2017

3/3/2017 - 3/17/2017 - 3/31/2017

4/14/2017 - 4/28/2017


No dues taken out in June, July, and August!

Words From Our President...

Activism! Last month, I wrote about the "why" of membership. This month, I will focus on activism within that membership. In fact, I worked out before writing this column to better experience the feeling and continue to multi-task while writing.
Last week, my activism placed me in a pickle. I don't like to eat pickles at all, but I do like cucumbers---aren't they related to pickles? Instead of cucumbers, I received pickles with lots of demands on my time. This pickle (yech--tastes like pickles) caused me to be less responsive electronically and sleep less. As one who already gets up at 3:30 AM, some would say, I once again placed myself in a pickle!
Activism! What did I do to keep active? I moderated three candidate forums--one for HSEA and two for the League of Women Voters. I did some campaigning. As a government teacher, it is important to keep my political gene activated. It certainly is better than pickles!
I met eight times this month with teachers and/or administrators. Discussions did ensue at times about situations that resembled pickles!
Activism! We held a follow-up session to bargaining to continue the ECA discussion. We have worked to organize the ECA into categories to avoid the pickle of playing seek and find.
Activism! I met with seven different student groups either before or after school or during fall break plus an additional five practices. No pickles there!
Activism! I attended two school board meetings. One of them lasted 3 hours and 10 minutes which once again put me in a pickle the next day!
Activism! I watched some sporting events live in addition to on television. No pickles there.
Activism can be in your future! I'll be sending out some volunteer opportunities. Get ready to eat or avoid those pickles!


President - Janet Chandler

Executive Vice-President - Ben Yoder

Vice-President Membership & Elections - Deb Jackson

Vice-President Politcal Action - Kelli Hanes

Vice-President Communications & Public Relations - Leslie Brown

Treasurer - Mary Carson

Secretary - Terri Zabonick

Membership Drive 2016

Don't forget! We are always accepting new members! Use your building maps, and keep on keeping on! Thanks for all of your continued hard work with gaining members and getting the word out!

HSEA Member Spotlight - KRISTY SEITZ, HPE!

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Words from Kristy Seitz...

Hello! My name is Kristy Seitz. I teach 4th grade at Harrison Parkway Elementary. I accepted my first temporary teaching contract in 2002 at Cumberland Road. My mom (Kathy Seitz, Wellness Teacher at HIJH) was already planning how to protect and keep me safe as a teacher, she TOLD me to join the association. With a few years of teaching under my belt, I began to get more active in the association. I started as an AR, then became the VP of communications, was a local and state delegate to the NEA RA and ISTA RA and now I serve as discussion rep for my building. Getting involved in the association was one of the best things that I could have done to truly understand why it was important to be a member. I was able to see exactly how my dues were being used, get to know the people who were working hard on my behalf, and truly understand the beliefs of NEA, ISTA, and HSEA. This has helped me to encourage others to join the association. So 15 years later, I am still thankful for my mom for making sure I was insured in my teaching career and looking out for what was in my best interest.

2016-2017 AR meeting dates: (All at FHS LGI room):

September 14---4:15 PM - 5 PM

November 9 ---4:15 PM--5 PM
January 11--4:15 PM--5 PM
March 15 --4:15 PM - 5 PM
May 10---4:15 PM - 5 PM

Hooray for HANES! Everything You Need To Know About Politics and Political Action!

Hello members!

Get out there and exercise your right to vote!!! Let your voice be heard in this election!!

Early voting has begun in Indiana. Check out www.hamiltoncountry.in.gov for polling times and locations. If you Iive outside Hamilton Country, check your county's website for polling information. Vote early to avoid the lines. Remember if you vote a straight party ticket, you will NOT be able to vote for our 3 HSE school board positions. Please consider voting for each office separately, so you can make it to the end of the ballot where you'll find the 3 school board races (Delaware, Fall Creek and Wayne townships). You can vote for a total of 3 candidates for school board, 1 from each township. To see the HSEA's recommendations for the school board positions, please visit our website www.hseateachers.org and click on the "political action" link or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


NEA Member Benefits.......PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT! Keeping On Your Toes!

Are you ready to continue to advance your career and look for opportunities? Did you know that on our NEA Members Benefit page, there are MANY resources on professional development and opportunities to continue to further your career and make your teaching even stronger!

We have the awesome opportunity, as members of a teacher union, to partake in resources from our NEA Member Benefits page!

Please check out the information on retirement here:


It never hurts to have more resources for advancing our careers!

Just spreading the news and making sure you are all following HSEA on Twitter, @HSEAteachersHSE, or on our Facebook Page: Hamilton Southeastern Education Association! Feel free to click on the Twitter and Facebook links below - should take you directly to our pages, if you're signed in to your accounts!

Please also remember to sign-up for our REMIND updates by following the information on the link below! Just click on the word REMIND! We hope to see you all there!

This is YOUR newsletter too!

In the coming newsletters, remember, anyone who is a HSEA member is welcome to make a submission, or send information that you would like to see in the newsletter!

We will also be continuing to do the "member spotlight," so, if you'd like to nominate a member, or want to write something yourself, please let us know!

Send any submission, articles, etc. to: hseateachers@yahoo.com


HSEA....thanks, always, for all you do to make us great! WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS...let your students know!