Commissions and Committees
Get Involved in a CEA Commission or Committee
Membership involvement is vital to CEA's mission. As a member of a CEA commission or committee, you can share
your ideas and be part of the process. Committee participation helps to ensure that member representation and
activism are integral parts of CEA operations.
If you are interested in serving on a commission or committee, click on the button below and fill out our
registration form. If you are appointed to a committee, you will be notified in August or September.
Commission for Instruction and Professional Development
Keeps abreast of, and examines, state- and national-level professional issues and how they impact
teaching and learning. Makes recommendations to the CEA Board of Directors regarding professional
issues policies, and works with CEA staff to develop materials and implement activities that keep
members informed about professional issues.
The CEA Human and Civil Rights Commission is a standing commission responsible for proposing policies
and activities which support CEA's strategic objective to advance racial, economic and gender equity in
Connecticut's public schools and within the Association. For more information about the work of this
commission contact Robyn Kaplan-Cho Staff Liaison, 860-525-5641 or
Develops a recommendation for the CEA legislative agenda based on an assessment of CEA's issues,
positions, and priorities that would improve the quality of education in Connecticut. The recommended
legislative agenda is presented to the CEA BOD, reviewed, amended if necessary, and adopted by the
Promotes ethnic minority participation in all areas of CEA by mentoring, providing training, encouraging
delegate participation, and publishing a Minority Concerns Newsletter.
Public Relations Commission
Develops and implements plans to deal with issues CEA is facing (Teacher evaluations, excessive testing,
education funding, ESSA).
Monitors the State Teachers' Retirement System, the State Treasurers' Investment Advisory Council,
legislation concerning retirement issues, and provides CEA's Retirement Workshops.
Reviews the Constitution and Bylaws and submits proposed changes to the CEA Board of Directors.
Reviews and enforces all CEA election procedures and policies including the certification of candidates.
Reviews all financial matters relating to CEA's operation including policies and annual budget development.
Member Benefits Committee
Reviews, endorses, and monitors CEA member benefit programs (insurance, credit cards, TSA, members discounts).
Membership Training Conference Committee
Plans, develops, and coordinates events, programs, and leadership training activities for CEA members (i.e. Summer
Leadership, CEA/NEA Orientation, New Teacher Program).
RA Planning Committee
Plans and coordinates all activities relating to the CEA and NEA Representative Assemblies.
Reviews existing CEA resolutions (statements of organizational belief pertaining to the profession), proposed new
resolutions to the CEA Representative Assembly, and provides input to the NEA about NEA resolutions.
Assists in organizing and promoting effective local student affiliates by providing training, information and support
to future teachers in Connecticut.