Advocating for our members is large part of my job...I assist members in dealing with upset parents, colleagues and administrators. We use our building reps to be our ears and eyes at the schools to let us know when our members need our help. In many cases our building reps are able to answer questions or represent members at the building level. Our local presidents and executive board members also advocate for our members and investigate issues. As a member of the OEA and WEA you also have the opportunity to advocate for the profession by contacting your legislators and telling them your stories. As we enter the legislative session, we will be asking you to be involved.
I am traveling home early this morning and I have several meetings with members this afternoon. I look forward to getting back and helping our members solve their issues.
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