Earlier this month veteran teacher-union blogger Mike Antonucci reported that a number of NEA Affiliate Executive Directors were in hot water with local membership. One of those named in the post was Rachelle Johnson, Executive Director of the North Carolina Association of Educators. Antonucci writes:
Rachelle Johnson has only been the executive director of the troubled North Carolina Association of Educators for two years, but it has already been a rocky tenure. The staff union recently declared a unanimous vote of no confidence in her, citing several deficiencies including “failure to ensure a safe working environment in the headquarters building.
National Staff, another union web site offered a little more detail for Johnson’s troubles.
NCAE hired Johnson in 2014. She previously worked with NEA in Ohio.
If those challenges weren’t enough for Johnson, NCAE Membership continues to decline and the organization’s failure to certify it has 40,000 members rightfully jeopardizes its ability to collect membership revenue via dues check off.
There are lots of opportunities for Johnson to exercise her leadership skills. The question is: Is anyone listening?