Student Tennessee Education Association

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Student Tennessee Education Association

STEA exists to help our members move smoothly from student on campus to beginning teacher. STEA gives you the edge during the crucial first five years in the classroom.

College can't do that, no matter how it good it is. It takes veteran teachers helping you find your way. STEA adds to your formal education by providing life lessons about salaries, contracts, competency testing, evaluation, discipline, certification requirements and more.

Join the 60,000 other students across the nation as part of NEA's student program (NEA-SP) as a member of STEA today. There are over 3 million teachers, education support professionals, and students just like you waiting to welcome and support you. Plus during your first year of teaching and regular NEA membership, you'll be eligible to 
receive a rebate of $20  for each year you were a student member. You can also   join STEA now .  

2022-23 TSU-STEA Officers
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Ms. Gabrielle Cameron
Ms. Marshaela Cooper
Vice President

Ms. Joya Burrell

Ms. Zaria Tilmon

TBD, Fall 2021
VolState Jr. Rep
VolState Sr. Rep.

Ms. Makayla Usher
TEA/NEA Student Delegate


Main Office & TSU-STEA Advisors

203 Clay Hall, Department of Teaching & Learning
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37209


Dr. Nicole Arrighi

Dr. Nicole Arrighi, Professor
Clay Hall 204A

Dr. LaToya Johnson

Dr. LaToya Johnson, Assistant Professor
Clay Hall 211A

Chapter News

Screenshot of Delegate vote on NBI 40

July 3, 2021 -  CarVaughn Page successfully rallies the 2021 NEA Representative Assemby to adopt New Business Item (NBI) 40. In overwhelming support (3531 votes in favor to 414 oppose), the National Education Association will support the HBCUs and other minority serving institutions in acquiring funding that has been withheld for them; thereby impacting the services and programs that could be provided to their campuses.

Derrick Sanders, SGA President  

April 2021  -  Derrick Sanders Jr. elected as president of the Student Government Association. This is the highest student leadership position on campus. 

Student TEA Presidents from Tennessee State University

2020-2021, Derrick Sanders, Jr.
2013-2014, Parris Malone
2010-2011, Delvin Woodard
2007-2008, R. Jermaine Coleman
1990-1991, Debra Davis

NEA Student Program Chairperson from Tennessee State University

2008-10, R. Jermaine Coleman

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