Alumni Ad Astra

Professional Development & Resources

Alumni Ad Astra “Students to the Stars” is simply our website landing page for helping our members find ways to engage with others through professional development.  Look below for short descriptions of some of the opportunities members can take advantage of and use the contact form to reach out, get more information and to have one of our professional staff or leaders contact you.

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T.A.L.L. or Teachers as Leaders and Learners is a group of colleagues who work with our Teaching and Learning Department to develop teacher-created, teacher-led professional development.

Early Career Educators

KNEA is developing a support and advocacy group focusing upon Early Career Educators.  If this is you, use the contact form below to get more information and to get involved!  

Social Media & The Law

Our Communications and Legal staff offer a unique and engaging 1 to 2-hour training focusing on emerging technology, social media, and related laws impacting educators.

Bargaining Training

Are you interested in being part of your local association’s bargaining team?  We’ll train you and offer support to ensure you are equipped to do your best as a bargainer.  

Racial and Social Justice

Social justice is an issue that all educators deal with, even if they don’t realize it.  Let’s work together and get involved to reduce racial and social barriers to the promise of a great public education for all students.  

Personal Financial Resources

Our partners at NEA Member Benefits offer a variety of money saving programs and resources for helping you reduce your debt and increase your personal wealth.  Let us help you achieve your financial goals. 

Organizing & Communications Training

With support from NEA, we offer assistance to locals in crafting messaging campaigns to move your organizing goals forward.  We have trained members and staff who can come to your local and help you.

Trauma Informed Classrooms

Trauma-informed practices such as relational behavior management, mindfulness, and restorative justice are imperative to the academic success and social-emotional development of our students. We can train you.

Leadership Training

Do you aspire to be a leader in your profession and your local?  We need leaders like you and we offer training and support to help you become the best leader you can be.

Political Advocacy

Whether on the national, state, or local level, elected leaders impact your profession, your career, your community, and most importantly, your students.  Get involved and become a political advocate.

Degrees Not Debt

Are you still struggling with student loans?  There might be ways to help you reduce or eliminate some of those burdens so you can focus on your life and your students.  Many of these resources are exclusive to members.

"I can do it!"

This training series focuses on helping you overcome common hurdles in order to become the best educator you can be.  This program is supported by the National Education Association.  


An emerging leader training, R.E.A.C.H. stands for Reaching to Engage, Affirm, Challenge, and Honor new members. It is held each year for educators and support professionals with 8 or fewer years of experience who have been identified by colleagues or staff as having potential leadership skills. R.E.A.C.H. has been called one of the best learning experiences because members use the techniques and training received with students as well as with parents and other education employees. R.E.A.C.H. topics include hands-on team building activities plus communication, assertiveness and learning about useful KNEA resources. CLICK HERE to nominate an emerging leader for R.E.A.C.H. CLICK HERE for additional information about R.E.A.C.H. For details and/or questions, contact Anna Bradley