Professional Educator Organizations

CTA - Community Teachers Association

Recognizes American Education Week in November


CTA Officers/Committees/Representatives

President - Erin Townsend

President-Elect -

Past President - Lesha Franklin

Membership Chair - Kim Greer

Secretary - Deandra Owen

Treasurer - Krista Scotten


Building Representatives

  • Bryan - Shalene Gordon, Miranda Bruce
  • Benton - Lesha Franklin
  • Truman - Kristy Padgett, Jessica Baker
  • Middle School - Jill Barrett, Deandra Owen
  • High School - Diane Blankenship, Ryan Talley
  • NRTC - Amber Jenkins
  • Bowman - Ruth Ann Painter
  • Bus/Maintenance -


Committee Chairs

  • Social - Amy Ast
  • Flower - Michelle Westerhold (Benton)
  • Legislative - Robert Miner (HS)
  • Welfare - Julie Wilson (Truman '19)
  • Salary - Amanda Pollock (HS '21)
  • Insurance - Sandy Gilmore (MS)
  • T.O.Y. - Ruth Ann Painter (Bowman)
  • Scholarship - Samantha Short (HS)
  • Programs - Erin Townsend (Bowman)
  • Auditing - Sarah Olson (NRTC)


T.O.Y. Committee

  • Bryan - Christy Ast
  • Benton -
  • Truman -
  • NMS - Angie Landoll
  • NHS - Bobbie Lou Barber
  • Bowman - Ruth Ann Painter


MNEA - Missouri National Education Association

Dorene Rhoads (MS)


MSTA - Missouri State Teachers Association

Kim Greer, Membership (MS)


Nevada R-5 CTA Purposes

  • To maintain a close organization of the teachers of this district
  • To promote fellowship among the members
  • To encourage active participation of all teachers in the solution of school problems
  • To bring about greater unity of action
  • To advance the ideals and standards of the teaching profession
  • To secure conditions necessary for the greater efficiency of the schools
  • To act in securing and maintaining adequate salaries, tenure, sound retirement systems, and other improvements and advancements as will enable teachers to function properly as a vital factor in our educational progress
  • To enable members to speak with a common voice on matters pertaining to the teaching profession and to present their individual and common interests before the Board of Education and other legal authorities