ISTA Director to Step Down

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The executive director of the Indiana State Teachers Association will step down next month. Brenda Pike is leaving to lead the Alabama Education Association. 

Pike joined the ISTA as executive director in 2010. She previously served on the staffs of the Texas State Teachers Association and the Tennessee Education Association. 

"It has been a privilege to lead the operations at ISTA during a period of change and progress," said Pike. "I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished during my time and I’m excited to return to my home state of Alabama to work alongside AEA’s officers, board of directors and staff to bring its members a strong, viable association that strengthens public education for Alabamian students across the state."

The ISTA says the organization improved its financial standing, moved from membership losses to gains and strengthened its administrative policies during Pike's tenure. 

"On behalf of the ISTA Board of Directors, I want to thank Dr. Pike for her service, commitment to our members and for her strong leadership over the past several years," said ISTA President Teresa Meredith. "We wish her the very best in her new role at AEA."

Pike's resignation will go into effect May 15.

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