I just completed an exciting week serving as a delegate for the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) the National Education Association (NEA) Representative’s Assembly in Washington, DC. There were more than 7500 educators working together to build strong public schools.
Highlights of the week were the impassioned speeches of the ESP of the Year, Doreen McGuire-Grigg, and Teacher of the Year, Johana Hayes, and the President of our union, Lily Eskelsen García.
“Continue growing, guiding and loving your students because you may have the next president, supreme court justice, doctor, lawyer, business owner, performer, volunteer, activist, or national teacher of the year sitting in your classroom.” Johana Hays, Teacher of the Year, NEA RA 2016
It was fascinating to know that I was part of the decision-making process of the NEA.
I, along with about 20 other educators, helped to revive the Libraries, Information Literacy, and Technology (LIT) special interest caucus, whose statement of purpose is to:
Increase the awareness and promotion of library media programs, information literacy and technology integration within the National Education Association.
Address and impact N.E.A policies that relate to library media, information literacy, and technology educational issues.
Provide opportunities for library media, information literacy, and technology educators to expand their professional awareness by sharing ideas and solutions to problems.
Provide opportunities for networking and professional growth.
(Updated 7/7/16 by NEA RA 16 LIT Caucus)
We encourage all media specialists, reading specialists, technology specialists, and other interested people to join us by visiting here . We’ll be connecting virtually throughout the school year and face to face in Boston for the 2017 NEA Annual Meeting. We hope you’ll consider joining us to reach NEA’s vision “to create a public school for every student” by joining our special interest caucus!
Hope to hear from you soon!
ESP of the Year: We Are the Secret Weapons in School and Student Success
Be Your Students’ Hero, Teacher of the Year Tells RA Delegates
Remarks As Prepared for Delivery by NEA President Lily Eskelsen García to the 95th NEA Representative Assembly