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A group of NEA-Alaska board members posing for a group photo, wearing NEA-Alaska vests.

Our Leadership

Meet the amazing people leading our Association
The leadership team of NEA-Alaska is composed of dedicated educators committed to advocating for our members' rights and advancing the quality of education throughout the state.
Our leadership team is comprised of our President, Vice President, NEA Director, and our Board of Directors.

Our President

Tom Klaameyer is the president of NEA-Alaska. He has been a public educator for almost three decades, and is a fierce advocate for Alaska's students and educators.

Our NEA Director

Kathy Simpler is our representative on the NEA Board of Directors, the top decision making body of our national affiliate which includes at least one director from each state affiliate.

Our Executive Director

Zac Mannix, a lifelong Alaskan with a deep-rooted passion for education, serves as the Executive Director of NEA-Alaska, leading the organization's efforts to advocate for quality education across the state.

Our Board of Directors

The NEA-Alaska Board of Directors, comprised of dedicated educators from across the state, oversees the strategic direction and policy decisions of the organization, ensuring its commitment to enhancing education in Alaska.

Our Staff

Meet the dedicated staff of NEA-Alaska, committed to advocating for our members and fostering quality education across Alaska.
NEA-Alaska President Tom Klaameyer stands at a microphone.
If anything follows Alaska’s motto of “North to the Future,” it’s investing in the Alaskans of tomorrow through public education.
Quote by: Tom Klaameyer, President, NEA-Alaska
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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.