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Dedicated to enhancing the public schools we all deserve.

About Our Association

Who are we?


Find out more about who we are as an association, who your Board Members are, your school ARs, and more!

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What do we do?


BCAE and NCAE advocate for members and students to enhance the education profession and advance public education.  We work to make education stronger in North Carolina!

Values, Mission and Vision

Upcoming Events


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NEA Member Benefits

There are many more ways to use your NCAE membership and save money on your everyday purchases, travel, and more.  Don't let these benefits go to waste.  Click the link below to find out!  

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Scholarship Information and Form

Did you know that BCAE provides scholarships to our members for costs associated to professional development and related coursework? Advanced degrees, National Boards, additional certifications - We know that professional improvement is not cheap, but well worth the investment, so we want to make it a little easier for you! We will be awarding up to $250 per applicant chosen.

Only active NCAE members are eligible for awards. PD scholarships can includes workshops, academic conventions, National Board, and professional development.  Higher Ed awards are given to classes taken at accredited colleges and universities.  

Application for the scholarship must be made through the Buncombe County Association of Educators (BCAE).  The BCAE Scholarship Committee will review all applications and place those which meet the criteria in a lottery.  Note:  You must be a CURRENT BCAE member to apply.  Completed applications must be received at the BCAE office by May 31st each year.  Please email application to BCAE President, bcaeWNC@gmail.com, along with all supporting documentation (please take a picture of your receipts to attach). The executive board serves as the committee that reviews the applications.  Recipients will be notified no later than August 15th of each year.