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When you join Santa Rosa EA you are connected with other dedicated educators in Florida — and across the country. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with other teachers and education staff professionals through a number of local, state and national programs designed to help you better serve your students.

Here are a few of the hundreds of leadership and professional development resources and opportunities available to Santa Rosa EA members. For more information about a specific resource please contact Santa Rosa EA:

FEA’s Summer Academy is a weeklong training session geared toward new, emerging and seasoned local union leaders — combined with professional development workshops for rank-and-file educators.

Degrees Not Debt is a national campaign by the NEA to promote and advance solutions to mounting problems of college affordability and student debt. Borrowers who work in public service jobs (such as education) often qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. DND also highlights a number of income-based repayment options.

Share My Lesson is a place where educators can come together to create and share their very best teaching resources. Developed by teachers for teachers, this free platform gives access to high-quality teaching resources and provides an online community where teachers can collaborate with, encourage and inspire each other. Share My Lesson was developed by the American Federation of Teachers and TES Connect, the largest network of teachers in the world.

First Book provides access to new books for children in need. To date, First Book has distributed more than 125 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada.

The NEA Foundation provides educators — both teachers and education staff professionals — with grants, support and collaboration opportunities to enhance teaching, learning and our schools.