Connecticut Education Association elects new leadership

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Kate Dias speaks during an press conference by workers and labor leaders on the steps of the Connecticut Supreme Court in response to the U.S. Supreme Court on Janus v. AFSCME Council case on June 27, 2018, in Hartford, Conn.

Kate Dias speaks during an press conference by workers and labor leaders on the steps of the Connecticut Supreme Court in response to the U.S. Supreme Court on Janus v. AFSCME Council case on June 27, 2018, in Hartford, Conn.

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The Connecticut Education Association will have a new president and vice president, both of whom are set to start July 15, according to a release from the state’s largest teachers’ union Tuesday.

Kate Dias — a teacher at Manchester High School who has served in roles such as Manchester Education Association president and CEA Board of Directors member — defeated the organization’s incumbent president, Jeff Leake, the release read.

“While we have no idea what the future will look like for education, in this time of tremendous change and challenge, I will be a bold, strong voice in the center of the conversation that demands educators are heard,” Dias said in the release.


Darien Education Association president Joslyn DeLancey — who was vying for the role of vice president against incumbent Tom Nicholas — will be the organization’s next vice president, according to the release.

DeLancey, who teaches fifth grade, is also a Fairfield County director, the release read.

Additionally, Katy Gale was elected again to be a member of the National Education Association’s Board of Directors, according to the release.

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