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Metropolitan Nashville Education Association
Erick E. Huth, Ed. D.
On July 15, 2015, Erick Huth returned to the MNEA Presidency, a position he previously held (1997 to 1998 and 2007 to 2011). Previously, Dr. Huth worked as a Spanish and Computer Applications teacher at Middle College High School. Huth is currently MNEA Professional Rights and Responsibilities Chair, MNEA Webmaster, and trustee to the Metropolitan Nashville Teacher Retirement System, the Metropolitan Nashville Sick Leave Bank, and the Metropolitan Professional Employee Insurance Trust.  

He served on the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System Board of Trustees as a member of the Executive Committee Member of the Board of Trustees and the last elected Middle Tennessee Teacher Representative (2006-2012). He has previously served as District 9 Director on the Tennessee Education Association Board of Directors (2009-2012), Central Regional Director of the National Council of Urban Education Associations (2005-2011), a council of the National Education Association, MNEA Vice President (1995-1997, 2005-2007, and 2011-15), MNEA Secretary (2004-2005), MNEA Parliamentarian (1994-1995 and 2003-2004), President of the Tennessee Urban Education Associations Council (1998-2000), TEA District 7 Director (2000-2003) and Treasurer of MNEA-PACE (2008-2011) and the Homework Hotline, Inc (1997-1999). 

Huth has spent a great deal of his association career advocating for members through collective bargaining. He has served as MNEA chief bargaining spokesperson no fewer than five times and, as MNEA Building Committee Chair, was instrumental in the design, construction, and financing of the MNEA Headquarters Building. Other work at MNEA includes Bylaws Chair, Public Relations Chair, Parliamentarian, Secretary, and Vice President. Through NEA's UniServ Pre-Employment Development Program, Erick provided research assistance to members of the Birmingham Education Association and the Birmingham Educational Support Personnel Organization during their 1999 strike.  

Erick is a graduate of the Leadership Nashville class of 1999 and the Leadership Donelson Hermitage class of 2001 and has designed online content for graduate education coursework. He has been a contributor to the op-ed page of The Tennessean and has also written articles for TEA’s TEAch magazine and City Educators.