Supporting educator growth and achievement for more than 165 years

NEA-NH Professional Development

Supporting educator growth and achievement for more than 165 years

NEA-NH Professional Development Opportunities

NEA-NH / NEA Member Benefits Fall Retirement Seminars

You are invited to attend one of our Fall Retirement Planning Seminars, hosted by NEA-NH and NEA Member Benefits. We will review many pieces of the retirement puzzle: the NH Retirement System, healthcare and Medicare, financial planning options, and NEA Member Benefits for retirees. This content is best suited for those 2-5 years from retirement, but all members (plus one guest of their choosing) are invited. These are in person and free of charge.






We will hold an additional evening ZOOM of this content in January – stay tuned for details.

Upcoming Events Listing

The 2023 NEA-NH Fall Instructional Conference is open!

Please join us for the 2023 NEA-NH Fall Instructional Conference on Friday, October 6, 2023. You will love the array of classes – please open the brochure online or print it for your co-workers (bulletin boards, break rooms) – and check out the certification program we are offering that day too (pg. 5)! The deadline has been extended to TUESDAY, SEPT. 26!

This event gives you 5.5 CEU hrs (or 6 hrs if you take the Stress Reduction for Teens certification course); breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration fees: NEA-NH Members ($95); non-members ($200); NEA Student members ($0). We hope you will join us for great and supportive professional development!

NEA-New Hampshire Would Like to Assist You in Nurturing Your Resilience

In her book, Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators, Elena Aguilar defines resilience as:

  • A way of being that allows us to bounce back quickly from adversity, and stronger than before, so that we can fulfill our purpose in life.
  • An adaptive, dynamic process that includes an individual’s interactions over time in a complex environment. Context plays a role; resilience is not simply a function of one’s individual behavior. Who we are and where we are impact our ability to cultivate resilience.
  • Cultivated through engaging in specific habits and by fostering specific dispositions.
  • What enables us to thrive, not just survive.

There are 720 hours in a 30-day month. Would you be willing to spend one of those each month with your educator colleagues exploring ways to nurture your personal resilience and the resilience of those you care about?

If you would like to attend this book study (and this is an open, drop-in group) during the 2023-2024 school year, email Irv Richardson at to pre-register for the gatherings.

Members who register for either of these resilience gatherings will receive a free copy of Elena’s book, Onward and the accompanying workbook through a generous grant from the National Education Association. 

Upcoming Events

Ongoing Opportunities

Gathering to Nurture Your Personal Resilience 

The focus of the gathering will be exploring how the we can build  community among educators during the pandemic and after. 

All members are welcome to come explore strategies for nurturing their personal resilience and to support other educators on the second Tuesday of each month at 7PM on Zoom.

If you are interested in attending this informal gathering, please email Irv Richardson at

Explore NEA Micro Credentials

You’re invited to take over 100 NEA Microcredentials, available online to members, to complete at your convenience for no additional cost!

Click here to find out more.






Resource Center

NEA-NH Professional Developing Lending Library

We host a professional library of books and films on education and mental health topics that you can borrow for two weeks at a time. 

Contact Ally Snyder for details.


Virtual Vendor Hall Bringing Our Trusted Partners to You

Visit our Virtual Vendor Hall to see offerings and services provided by our trusted vendors and partners.



Mental Health Resources for NEA-NH Members

Feel like you’re at the end of your rope and your grip is slipping? You’re stressed, exhausted and may need some support or someone to talk to other than your spouse or colleagues who are equally spent.

You have numerous resources available at your fingertips providing help for your mental health.

About us


Great educators create great public schools. NEA and NEA-NH provides the training, tools, and community support for educators to engage students, nurture justice, and excel in their profession. We provide resources for all education professionals, in all settings. Because we’re there, too. 

At every stage of your career, NEA and NEA-NH help you grow into your passion and be a leader for your students. We provide cutting-edge resources from education experts on the skills and topics educators need to join, stay in, and advance our profession. 


Irv Richardson – NEA-NH Public Education and School Support Coordinator

Ally Snyder – NEA-NH Public Education and School Support Assistant