Metropolitan Nashville Education Association
About the Metropolitan Nashville Education Association
The Metropolitan Nashville Education Association (MNEA) was founded on April 15, 1964 upon unification of Nashville City Schools and Davidson County Schools and the merger of the Nashville Teachers Association, the City Teachers Association, the Davidson County Education Association, and the Davidson County Education Congress, which had formed a consortium, called the Education Council, to provide representational services to members and improve education in our community. The Education Council represented one of the first efforts to unite black and white teachers organizations in the South.
Minutes of Board the meeting of Nashville Teachers Association show that it existed as far back as 1895 and archival records in the MNEA office indicate the Davidson County Education Congress existed as far back as 1915.
Don’t listen to those who say MNEA cannot help you. You have rights under state law (TCA 49-5-603) to be represented in investigatory meetings and/or employment disputes.
MNEA is here to serve Nashville's teachers!
Were you a Student NEA member last year and are you a member of MNEA this year? If so, fill out the rebate form! The National Education Association issues a rebate to former student NEA members when they enroll as active members in their first year of teaching.
Our mission is to promote excellence in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, seek community support for public education, secure economic and professional security for educators, maintain a strong united teaching organization, advance human and civil rights in education, and empower teachers!
Join MNEA today! We are a member services organization providing these benefits directly to our members:
1. Representation in employment disputes before supervisors under provisions of TCA 49-5-603,
2. Bringing the teacher voice to the Board and other city officials,
3. Professional liability insurance protection,
4. Assistance with filing discrimination claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,
5. Legal assistance in termination and suspension hearings before independent hearing officers, and
6. Money-saving member benefits programs. (TEA Access Card can help you save enough to pay your dues and more!)
A brief history of the Metropolitan Nashville Education Association