Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
As your Union President, I believe my job is to create opportunities for our members to learn and grow professionally, to advocate for themselves, and to advocate for our colleagues. I believe when we learn to do that on a personal level, it empowers us to stand together when necessary and advocate for ourselves, our profession and our students.
Our strength as a union is in our people, and in standing together through thick and thin. Individually, each of us is strong but easily ignored. Together, we are a force to be reckoned with, a force for change, a force for our profession, and our students.
I believe what you believe about public education; I want what you want for yourselves and your students. I believe that we deserve to work in an environment that fosters growth and excellence for all.
As your president, I look forward to continuing advocacy for our profession and our members. In the coming year, my priorities as your president are to:
- Bargain wages, benefits, and contract language that encourages both the recruitment of outstanding employees and the retention of those employees.
- Promote the Union’s commitment to excellence in public education with high quality professional development, worksite leader identification and development, and ongoing local, state, and national advocacy for sound public education policy.