Greetings Fellow Educators:
It is with great pleasure that I begin to serve in my new role as NCTA President! I am fortunate to have the opportunity to lead the oldest teachers' association in the country that is full of over 7,500 dedicated, engaged and passionate educators.
I have been a member of NCTA since 1998, and I began my involvement with the board back in 2005. Since then, I have served in many capacities: as a local director, grants coordinator, first vice president, and annual awards banquet chair. In these roles I became more aware of the great work that we do not only as educators, but as leaders in our schools. Given today's political climate and economic challenges, our work as teachers is not easy, but I firmly believe in public education and the positive impact we have on our students and colleagues alike.
At NCTA, we believe the best way to serve our locals is to continue our legacy of offering a wide array of graduate level courses at discounted prices, hosting our annual awards banquet where we celebrate the achievements of educators, students and friends of our locals, as well as continuing our grants program that allows teachers to create awesome learning experiences for their students.
I'm happy to announce that this year NCTA will begin a strategic planning process that will guide our association moving forward for the next 3-5 years. A collaborative and inclusive process will ensure that all locals are heard. I'm eager to see what comes of these meetings and I will be sure to keep you informed here on our website.
I wish you all a positive and successful year with your students!
Christopher M. Brillant