Evanston Township High School teacher Eric Brown has been elected to the Executive Committee of the National Education Association, the school announced today.
Brown, a biology teacher in the Science Department at ETHS, is the former president of the ETHS Teachers’ Council and a member of the NEA Board.
“As an executive committee member, I want to bring the ETHS spirit of collaboration between educators who know the names of the students, and administrators who are instructional leaders to districts across the country,” Brown remarked.
“I want to highlight the Evanston/Skokie spirit of community engagement in, and support for, public education as part of a solution to the issues facing many communities across America,” he added.
Brown received his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences in 1997 and a Master of Science in Education in 1999, both from Northwestern University. As a member of the Executive Committee, he plans to promote a great public education for every child; ensure every child has caring, qualified and committed educators; and focus on organizing and engaging other educators.
“The diversity of students that I have had the pleasure of working with over my 16 years teaching at ETHS motivates me to do the work that I plan on doing as part of the NEA Executive Committee,” Brown added.
The NEA Executive Committee is a nine-member governing body, with three executive officers and six members elected at-large by the Representative Assembly, overseeing the nearly 3 million-member association. The committee is responsible for general policy and interests of NEA, in between NEA Board meetings.