All employees are encouraged to become active in employee organizations and the PTA/PTSA at the school where they work or their child's school.
Forsyth County Association of Educators (FCAE)
FCAE is a local affiliate of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) and the National Education Association (NEA). Membership is open to all employees with direct payment and electronic funds transfer for dues. Representatives from each school or division meet at 4:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. President Ronda J. Mays can be reached at the FCAE office at 1399 Ashleybrook Lane, Suite 130, Winston-Salem, 27103 or by calling (336) 794-3123 (office) or (336) 403-4302 (cell).
Forsyth Federation of Teachers
The Forsyth Federation of Teachers is the local affiliate of the North Carolina Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). It represents teachers and paraprofessional staff and promotes educational enhancement. Contact Ellen Hefner (632-0918).
State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC)
The State Employees Association of North Carolina is committed to protecting and enhancing the rights and benefits of current, retired and future state employees. Employees are the most important of state government's resources. Therefore, state salaries must remain competitive and state government working conditions must remain of the highest quality in order for North Carolina to attract and retain the best employees. SEANC's purpose includes ensuring these ideals. Membership is open to all employees. Monthly dues may be payroll deducted. Further information available at the SEANC website. Contact Lead Member Action Coordinator Steve Lawson (toll free, 888-732-6242, extension 4004).
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Retired School Personnel
RSP is a unit of North Carolina Retired Personnel, an organization which is dedicated to providing retirement with dignity, promoting quality public education, and advocating for the rights of retired and active school personnel. Contact Carolyn Ely (725-4372).
WS/FC Association of Educational Office Professionals
The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County AEOP works to improve the quality of service rendered to the educational system for students, educators and the community. Membership is open to all clerical personnel. Contact Cheryl O'Hara, president (703-6733).
Forsyth County Student Information Association (FCSIA)
FCSIA is the local chapter of the North Carolina Student Information Association (NCSIA). The objective of this association is to promote the improved competencies and professional growth of members. Membership is open to any local employee dealing directly with student information. Contact Homan Atashbar, President (703-6736) or Michele Grissler, PDP Registrar (727-2987).
NC Public School Maintenance Association
The association provides superior standards operating and maintaining school buildings and grounds and promotes high standards of professionalism among members. Contact President Ken Goforth (704-639-3016).
Bus Drivers Association
The association promotes safe, timely transportation of students and supports the betterment of schools and the general welfare of school bus drivers. Contact President Gene Nail (765-2674).
North Carolina Pupil Transportation Association
The association works for the professional improvement of its members and to incorporate higher standards in operating and maintaining school transportation. Membership is open to all employees of the county school bus garages and SDPI transportation personnel. Contact Delvico Dunn, president (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Forsyth Principals Association
FPA is open to all WS/FCS principals. The organization works for the welfare of school children, to improve the educational opportunities for all, and to strengthen principals and their roles. Contact Melita Wise at North Forsyth High (661-4880).
FAPA is open to assistant principals. It fosters professional support and development. Contact Samantha Waring at Cash Elementary (703-4174).
North Carolina Association of School Administrators (NCASA)
NCASA is open to all central office administrators, including superintendents, associate and assistant superintendents, supervisors and directors. It provides leadership for the improvement of education and promotes public interest in schools. Contact Dr. Larry Price, executive director (919-828-1426).
Forsyth Chapter of Professional Educators of North Carolina
The Forsyth Chapter of Professional Educators of North Carolina is an affiliate of PENC. Providing commitment, support and representation, PENC is a unified organization with a positive force for the promotion of education excellence. Contact Leigh Walters at Wiley Magnet Middle (727-2378).