Run for Office

Answer the Call

Ready to step up for public education? NEA’s See Educators Run program prepares educators to run for school board and local public office.


Kyrstin Delagardelle Shelley did it — so can you! Watch her story.

Learn How to Run for Office…and Win

At our three-day trainings, NEA experts and top political consultants will help you develop the confidence and skills you need to run a successful campaign.

Here's what you'll learn:

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How to prepare to become a candidate for office
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Fundraising basics
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How to communicate effectively with voters
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Tips for recruiting volunteers and running a field operation
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Policy talking points to use on the campaign trail
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The nuts and bolts of running a campaign

The Details

  • See Eductors Run is open to NEA members and their immediate family.
  • Trainings are free and include travel and hotel. Meals will be provided or reimbursed.
  • Trainings take place from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon—no need for a substitute!
  • To keep up with the latest information, sign up for email updates using the form above.

Success Stories

So far, we've trained hundreds of educators. Hear what Kyrstin had to say about the experience.

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What's your story?

Are you running for office? Currently serving? Share your story with us, and connect with fellow candidates on See Educators Run’s Facebook group.