NEA-Alaska announces new president
Ron Fuhrer began a 2-year term as NEA-Alaska’s full-time president on July 6. Fuhrer is an economics and math teacher at McLaughlin School in Anchorage.
Fuhrer began teaching in 1974 in Moberly, Mo. and began his Alaska career in Anchorage in 1980. For 26 years, Fuhrer taught social studies at Clark Middle School, where he also served as department chair for many years and as a wrestling coach.
He has been active in association work, including serving on the NEA-Alaska board of directors for Region 6 from 1992-1998. In 2006, Fuhrer was elected as president of the Anchorage Education Association. Prior to that, he was a member of the AEA’s Rights Committee and served on the bargaining team. Fuhrer helped found the NEA-Alaska health plan in 1996 and has served as a trustee since.
Fuhrer is a graduate of Northeast Missouri State University. He lives with his wife in Anchorage.
NEA-Alaska is a diverse organization of teachers, certified staff, education support professionals, retired members and student teachers.
With almost 13,000 members, NEA-Alaska is a democratic organization that promotes high standards of excellence in education for the children of Alaska through support of public school employees. For information visit www.neaalaska.org.