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Statewide Awards

Each year NEA-Alaska recognizes outstanding members and external groups with the following award categories. To submit nomination forms, email them to mary.nibbelink@neaalaska.org or mail to President, NEA-Alaska, 4100 Spenard Road, Anchorage, AK 99517.

Nominations for NEA-Alaska ESP of the Year Award are due June 1.
NEA-Alaska ESP of the Year Award

Nominations for the following awards are due OCTOBER 15.

Hall of Fame Award
Human Relations and Civil Rights Awards:

Emily Ivanoff Ticasuk Brown Award for Human Rights
Vide Bartlett Award for Women’s Rights
Willard Bowman Memorial Award for Human Rights

Association Leadership Awards:

Bettye Fahrenkamp Political Action Award – for NEA-Alaska member
MacManus/Belts Award for Organizing and Advocacy
Alan Dill Award for Strong Local Organizing
New Association Leader Award
Susan Stitham Leading the Profession Award
Outstanding Local Association Award

Education Support Professional (ESP) of the Year Award (see above)
Teacher of the Year Award

External Awards:

Outstanding District Practice Award
School Bell Award
Champions of Children Award
Bettye Fahrenkamp Outstanding Legislator Award
Exemplary Student Recognition Award
Renowned Alaskan Award

Award Descriptions
Awards Policy
Award Application Form


Without social security or a defined benefit pension system, retirement in Alaska poses some unique problems for our state’s public servants, including teachers. Learn more about the current state of public employee retirement and what we’re working on to make it better.

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Hybrid Retirement for Public Workers


Still working? Join Pre-Retired for a lifetime of continued support and benefits after you retire. Select a payment plan that works best for you and become a fully paid-up member while you’re still in your earning years. Download a retired membership form:

As a retired member, you can continue to participate in NEA-Alaska at every level. You’ll support Alaska’s premier watchdog on retirement issues, legislation that impacts retirees and TRS/PERS issues. You’ll also add your voice to NEA-Retired, protecting your interests on the federal level.

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