Educators in their Element:
Stories from the Field
Meet the 12,000+ members who work in Alaska’s public schools.
From Napakiak, to Fairbanks, to St. Paul, Craig and everywhere in between, you will find NEA-Alaska’s hard-working members. With members in 213 of Alaska’s 229 communities, our members are the heart and soul of the union. Our differences are our strengths, and as a team, we are stronger together. This is a place to learn more about your educators, who they are, where they live, what they do, and why their membership in NEA-Alaska matters so much to them.
The Local President
Nathan Erfurth wakes up every morning focused on how he can support the educators of the Kenai Peninsula Education Association. With 430 members, spread out across 42 schools in an area the size of West Virginia, this can be a daunting task, but one he is eager to accept.
“My primary responsibility is to listen to my members, hear what they’re going through, and find ways to articulate those into policy changes.”