Executive Officers

The executive officers are elected by delegates of the MNEA Representative Assembly. The MNEA President is Phil Murray (Poplar Bluff School District). The MNEA Vice President is Rebeka McIntosh (Grandview C-4 School District). The president and vice president are on leave from their school districts and serve MNEA full-time. 

The NEA Directors are also elected by delegates at the MNEA Representative Assembly. The NEA Directors serve on the National Education Association Board of Directors. Currently, MNEA has two NEA Directors—Paul Guess and Andy Slaughter. 

 

Phillip Murray
MNEA President

Phil MurrayElected to the office at the MNEA Representative Assembly in April 2019, Murray began his three-year term Aug. 1, 2019. He is an elementary school teacher (29 years) from Poplar Bluff School District in southeast Missouri. Murray has served his local community in a number of capacities, including site coordinator for Safe Schools Healthy Students, Poplar Bluff MNEA president (12 years), MNEA R.A. delegate, and treasurer for the successful Kids First Campaign (bond issue). He has represented MNEA members on the MNEA Board of Directors (11 years), NEA R.A. delegate, MNEA R.A. Task Force, and MNEA Dues Task Force, and chaired multiple MNEA state committees. Murray was elected by the MNEA R.A. in 2011 to the NEA Board of Directors. While NEA Director, he chaired the NEA UniServ Advisory Committee, served on the New Business Item Committee and Budget Committee.

Executive Administrative Assistant: Roxane Bly (roxane.bly@mnea.org

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(573) 644-9606phil.murray@mnea.org
1810 E Elm Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101

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Rebeka McIntosh 
MNEA Vice President

Rebeka McIntoshElected to the office at the MNEA Representative Assembly in April 2019, McIntosh began her three-year term Aug. 1, 2019. She worked as a teacher at the Center for Alternative Instructional Resources in the Grandview C-4 School District. McIntosh has served as an NEA R.A. state delegate, as a member of the MNEA Board of Directors, and as chair of the MNEA Bylaws Committee. She served two terms on the NEA Sexual Orientation/Gender Identification Committee and was a Regional Director for the NEA GLBT Caucus. She was serving her first term as NEA Director when she was elected to her current position of MNEA vice president.   

Executive Administrative Assistant: Roxane Bly (roxane.bly@mnea.org

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(573) 644-9606rebeka.mcIntosh@mnea.org
1810 E Elm Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101

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Paul Guess
NEA Director

Paul GuessTerm began Sept. 1, 2019.

Paul Guess, a high school special-education teacher in the North Kansas City School District High School Alternative Program, begins his term as NEA Director Sept. 1, 2019. He is currently the president of the North Kansas City NEA and has served as a delegate to the MNEA and NEA Representative Assemblies. Guess has also served as his local affiliate vice president, member of the negotiations team, and building representative. Guess, who has a master’s degree from Avila College in Kansas City, and a bachelor’s degree in history and social science from Cedarville College in Ohio, is married to Lisa Guess, Smithville NEA president.

(816) 516-1278paul.guess@mnea.org

 


Andy Slaughter
NEA Director

Andy SlaughterTerm began Nov. 24, 2019.

Andy Slaughter, a middle school social studies teacher in the Meramec Valley School District in Pacific, MO, began his term as NEA Director in November 2019. Slaughter served as a building representative for three years in his local affiliate, vice president for three years and president for three years. Prior to his election as NEA Director, he served as a member of the Missouri NEA Board of Directors, a position he had held for four years. Slaughter has also served as a delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly, as a member of the MNEA executive PAC council for 10 years, and as a member of numerous screening committees for local and statewide elections.

(573) 259-9476andy.slaughter@mnea.org