Commissions and Committees
Membership involvement is vital to CEA's mission. As a member of a CEA commission or committee, you are part of the process.
Committee participation helps to ensure that member representation and activism are integral parts of CEA operations.
Download a copy of our Committees and Commissions Resource Booklet for additional information
Resource Booklet (PDF)
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 800-842-4316.
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 Board.
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 Retirement, Vouchers, Education Funding, Indoor
Air Quality, No Child Left Behind, Binding Arbitration).
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.