Beaufort teachers’ group recognized nationally

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On behalf of the National Education Association (NEA), The South Carolina Education Association (The SCEA) is pleased to recognize its affiliate, The Beaufort County Education Association (The BCEA), for unparalleled achievement in post-recession membership growth.

According to NEA data released earlier this month, The SCEA is projected to grow its membership substantially this year, in large part due to exceptional growth in the Beaufort area.

“Front and center to South Carolina’s resurgence has been Beaufort County Education Association,” NEA Senior Director for Organizing Jim Testerman said in a January 5 NEA memo. “Beaufort has nearly doubled in membership over the past few years – and is poised once again to show significant growth.”

“This achievement is especially significant considering understandable losses experienced during and since the economic recession,” said Bernadette R. Hampton, President of The SCEA. “Our staff and members in the Lowcountry have truly stepped up to promote their professional association and bring new members into the fold so they may better advocate on behalf of students and the dedicated professionals who
educate them.”