Congratulations to Doug Stephens, Lisa Vipperman, and Celeste Gardner in their elections to OEA President, OEA Vice-President, and Executive Board member. Thanks also to all those candidates who ran for office.
UEA's Educator on the Hill was a big success as nearly 100 educators were able to lobby the legislator for public school funding. Lee Claycomb, WEA Executive Board member from West Haven Elementary, said the experience was educational. He said that he especially enjoyed his discussion with Sen. Chris Buttars over SB 48 "take a test to teach".
The UEA "Under the Dome" website also was new this year and afforded teachers the opportunity to keep up on legisative business and communicate with their representatives.
Thanks for all of your help in making a "bad" year not quite so bad. Rick