About LEA

Established in 1921, the Lincoln Education Association has over 2,800 active and retired members. We are the recognized bargaining agent for certificated staff in the Lincoln Public Schools in Lincoln, Nebraska. LEA is the local affiliate of the Nebraska State Education Association and the National Education Association.

LEA Board Members

Rita Bennett

President

Deb Rasmussen

Vice President

Goodrich

Board Member Liaison to:

  • Eastridge
  • Northeast
  • Norwood Park
  • Pershing
  • Randolph
  • Riley

Julie Colby

Secretary/ Treasurer

Everett

Board Member Liaison to:

  • Bryan Community
  • Calvert
  • Humann
  • McPhee
  • Pound
  • Pyrtle
  • Sherrill Program

Elizabeth Carranza-Rodriguez

Senior High Representative

Lincoln North Star

Board Member Liaison to:

  • Brownell
  • Hill
  • Morley
  • (SPED) Hawthorne
  • Yankee Hill
  • Career Academy

Mindy Diller

At-Large Representative

Lux

Board Member Liaison to:

  • Arnold
  • Culler
  • Hartley
  • Lakeview
  • Mickle
  • North Star

Linda Freye

Elementary Representative

Maxey

Board Member Liaison to:

  • Everett
  • Lincoln High
  • Prescott
  • Roper
  • Saratoga
  • Scott
  • Wysong

Nora Lenz

Middle Level Representative

Mickle

Board Member Liaison to:

  • Beattie
  • Cavett
  • Dawes
  • Irving
  • Park
  • Southwest
  • West Lincoln

Chris Martin

Elementary Representative

West Lincoln

Board Member Liaison to:

  • East
  • Holmes
  • Kloefkorn
  • Lefler
  • Lux
  • Maxey

Christine Schroeder

At-Large Representative

Park

Board Member Liaison to:

  • Belmont
  • Campbell
  • Clinton
  • Fredstrom
  • Goodrich
  • Schoo

Megan Simsic

Elementary Representative

Huntington

Board Member Liaison to:

  • Adams
  • Elliott
  • Moore
  • Rousseau
  • Sheridan
  • Southeast
  • Zeman

Jen Yoder

At-Large Representative

Irving

Board Member Liaison to:

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Huntington
  • Kahoa
  • Kooser
  • LPSDO
  • Meadow Lane
  • Science Focus

LEA Staff Members

Mandy Faripour

Organizational Specialist/ UniServ Director

Todd Tystad

Organizational Specialist/ UniServ Director

Elaine Koch

Membership & Finance

Emily Mills

Government Relations & Governance