New Members

Science teacher Laura Vago in her Malden classroom.
Science teacher Laura Vago in her Malden classroom.

Welcome to the MTA! Whether you're 22 or 52, or somewhere in between, MTA is committed to supporting you in the critical early years of your career.

When you join MTA, NEA and your local teachers/educators association, you are joining a 2.5 million-member family of pre-school through grade 12 educators, higher education faculty and staff and education support professionals. It is an opportunity to work with others who share your professional goals and concerns.

MTAs 22nd Annual New Member Program


Umass Amherst

MTA’s New Member Program, designed for educators in their first five years of practice, gives you a chance to find out more about your membership, discover how to get the most out of it and learn about the policies and laws that govern public education. Join us for several days of informative workshops, networking and socializing. MTA staff and leadership will be on hand throughout the program to answer questions. The New Member Program is developed and presented by the New Member Committee, a group of educators from across Massachusetts.

The Just for New Teachers conference featured a panel discussion presented by the New Member Committee. From left to right in the photo at left are committee members Kathryn Procter, Michelle Keane, Nikki Roberge, Gene Reiber and Rose Bell. The conference was held in tandem with a PD day for ESPs.

PD opportunities draw new teachers and ESPs

In dispensing advice to early-career educators at the 2017 Just for New Teachers conference, their veteran colleagues reiterated the importance of staying connected, seeking opinions and sharing ideas, and avoiding self-imposed isolation.

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