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A member at the microphone giving her awards acceptance speech at Delegate Assembly


Honoring those who go above and beyond
Each year NEA-Alaska recognizes outstanding members and external groups with the following award categories:
Honoring those who go above and beyond for education in Alaska

Hall of Fame Award

To honor those people who have made major contributions over their careers to NEA-Alaska as an organization.

ESP of the Year Award

The NEA-Alaska ESP of the Year is awarded to a non-certificated member of NEA-Alaska on an annual basis. This award is designed to recognize the outstanding contributions that individual members make to their schools, communities, and local associations.

Teacher of the Year Award

The purpose of the Teacher of the year award is to recognize excellence in the teaching profession in Alaska.

External Awards

Our External Awards celebrate the exceptional champions of education within the wider community. This category acknowledges those outside our membership who have significantly contributed to advancing education.
Yahaira Gomez-Marugg smiling
I have a close relationship with teachers. They ask me for a lot of input on students just because I have that extra one-on-one time with them every day.
Quote by: Yahaira Gomez-Marugg, ESP, Mat-Su
A large group of NEA-Alaska members pose for a picture in a school.

Reach. Teach. Inspire.

Becoming a member of our association means you will always have a voice, a seat at the table, and a community of fellow educators to advocate with you.

Use Your Educator Voice.

We are THE voice for educators in Alaska. See what membership can mean for you!

What’s on Your Mind?

We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (guides, reports, trainings, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.

Reach. Teach. Inspire.

NEA-Alaska advocates for an excellent public education for each child in Alaska and advances the interests of public school employees.