Hello Everyone! My name is Rhonda Elder and I will be serving as the Region 3 Representative this year for SNCAE. I look forward to working with you all. Here are some exciting updated from my region!
Wingate University is very excited about the upcoming Fall Leadership Conference! According to their president, Yasmin Gomez Geng, they have a supportive group of members that are very excited about being involved this year. As of right now, they plan on having bi-monthly meetings and are in the process of planning a math and literacy workshop for members. Keep up the momentum Wingate!!
Catawba College is focusing hard on increasing membership this year. Their president-elect, Chad Springer, has worked very hard to reach out to the campus community to bring in potential new members. At the club fair, Catawba’s chapter managed to get over 30 students to sign an interest form and provide them with information about their first lunch meeting of the year. Way to go Catawba!!
Region 3 Representative
Welcome back to school and happy September! I hope everyone has had a good start to their semesters!
A lot of our campuses in Region 1 have exciting plans for the semester ahead. Gardner-Webb is planning to get involved in local schools by doing a lunch buddies and reading program, having a classroom supplies drive for teachers in the local public schools, and having a teacher appreciation breakfast. UNC Asheville is planning on volunteering at a local children’s home’s fall corn maze and bringing in a local school administrator to discuss pathways to becoming an administrator.
Don’t forget that our Fall Leadership Conference is coming up later this month, and we would love to see your leadership team there! You can register at http://bit.ly/sncaeflc16
Region 1 Representative
SNCAE is doing big things at North Carolina Wesleyan College. They are setting up to hold two fundraisers. One fundraiser is selling Krispy Kreme donuts to students during lunch. The other fundraiser is selling raffle tickets. SNCAE will have multiple items that can be won during the raffle. Ranging from gas gift cards to food gift cards. They are hosting fundraisers so they can donate to Outreach to Teach and also to their own chapter for next year’s affairs. Sounds fun!
Other chapters are getting ready to send their delegates to the annual NCAE convention that is being held in Winston Salem. Each chapter can send up to one delegate per 100 members. Almost every school in region seven has one delegate signed up to attend the NCAE convention!
SNCAE is also getting ready to host the annual spring conference in April. Please don’t forget to register if you plan to attend!! It is going to be a blast!
Region 7 Rep
Hello future educators,
I would just like to take a moment and shine the spotlight on Ms. Miho Yamaguchi. She is a Mathematics and Secondary Mathematics Education student who transferred to NC A&T State University in the fall 2014. She is currently the treasurer of NC A&T chapter of SNCAE. In November of 2015, she was awarded NCCTM’s Outstanding Mathematics Education Student award. Miho was nominated by the chairperson of the Mathematics department as well as the advisor for North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics to represent NC A&T SU in the central region. Out of all the schools in the central region she was selected to be the recipient of this prestigious award. Only three students in North Carolina were selected. I have the honor of knowing Miho personally and I know they selected a qualified recipient. She strives to build up our chapter and the education department as a whole. She is an outstanding leader and friend. Miho is always lending a hand and is quite involved on campus. If you happen to bump into her, know that she loves to chat and meet new people. NC A&T SU and SNCAE are very proud of her accomplishments and look forward to see how she will amaze us in the future.
Region 4 Repersentative
I hope you are having a fantastic start to a brand new semester! With a new semester comes a great event from your SNCAE! The event that is approaching very quickly is, Outreach To Teach 2016!
Outreach to Teach is an annual event hosted by SNCAE each year. Members from all across the state will come together to help a school in need. This year, we will be traveling to a school located in the Rowan-Salisbury School District. During the project we will have the chance to give the school a new inviting look for all of the students, parents, and staff. Some projects we are planning on completing are: painting hallways, landscaping, a total renovation of the teacher’s lounge, painting murals, and much more. To accomplish all of these projects, we need your help!
We need you to involve your chapter members and the communities you live in. I want to challenge you to hold a fundraiser on your campus or in your local community to raise funds for this wonderful event. Some ideas you may like are: hosting a bake sale or zumbathon, carwash, or any other creative ideas you may come up with. Keep in mind that the funds you raise for Outreach to Teach will gain you more points in the SNCAE Chapter Awards Program. I also want to challenge you to bring as many of your members as possible to the Outreach to Teach project in April. I can’t wait to see you guys, and I know that we can truly make a positive impact on this school if we all work together.
Here is a link to the Outreach to Teach webpage that you can share on any and all social media sites in order to help gain donations for this event: http://ncfpsc.org/sncae-outreach-to-teach/
You Guys Are the Best!
Your SNCAE President-Elect
The Student North Carolina Association of Educators believes that one of the most important things a future educator can learn is to be an active member in their community. The Catawba College Chapter strives to do just this at different events throughout the year. Most recently, on November 9, 2015, Megan Hampton, Megan Chichester, Sarah Cranfill, Anna Fields, Rhonda Elder, and Courtney Foster, participated in a reading event at the Livingstone Head Start Center. Student’s read Thanksgiving themed stories to the 3 and 4 year old classes. The children and teachers were very excited about having Catawba College students come visit them. After this event concluded, we decided that this is a great connection within our community that we need to work to make stronger. We plan to return to the center in the very near future to do more literacy events among other great things with the children.
We would like to thank Mrs. Martika Nelson for her assistance in helping to make this event possible!
Hello SNCAE and fellow educators!
It has been a great fall semester of the 2015-2016 year! It has been fantastic to see all of the great events and connections around the state in your campus chapters! Before we finish out the semester, I have few reminders for the month…
First off, if you are a student chapter president, please register for our meeting with our local Associations on November 21st at NC A&T State University in Greensboro. Please click here to register for this exciting new opportunity for Chapter Presidents & Advisors, local Association Presidents, and potential Student Program Liaisons!
The INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE theme for this month is Thank a Teacher! Post your pictures, tag @sncaeofficial and #sncaeinstachallenge!
American Education Week is coming up! Please refer to the previous post about AEW from your NEA Representative for further information. This is a great opportunity for some engaging chapter events (and to earn some chapter award points, too;)
Before you know it, it will be time for our annual community outreach project, Outreach To Teach! Let’s start fundraising NOW (which is also an opportunity for chapter award points!)
If your chapter would like to be featured on the blog or social media pages, please feel free to email me for more information!
Let’s finish the semester with a BANG!
Your SNCAE President,