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WEAC-Fox Valley Retired would like to extend an invitation to all WEAC Region 10/Retired members within the Region 3 geographical area to attend our spring meeting on April 24, starting at 1:00 p.m.
We will begin our meeting with presenter, Shelly Moore Krajacic. Shelly, an English and drama teacher from Ellsworth, Wisconsin, was elected to the National Education Association's (NEA) Executive Committee in July 2015 for a three-year term. Shelly is a third-generation Wisconsin educator with 17 years of classroom experience. She is a National Board Certified Teacher. Prior to her election to NEA's Executive Committee, Shelly served in numerous national, state and local leadership capacities. She has been especially active in her local NEA affiliate. She was also a candidate for the Wisconsin State Senate in 2011.
In addition, she is a member of the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC), and served on NEA's Board of Directors for six years.
The NEA Executive Committee consists of nine members - three executive officers and six members, elected at-large by the Representative Assembly. The committee is responsible for setting general policy and maintaining the interests of NEA.
For anyone who has not heard Shelly speak, she is dynamic and keeps her listeners engaged. Shelly wants to have her topic timely and up-to-date, so we have not finalized her exact content. Some possibilities are:
- The Janus case was just heard before the Supreme Court. What sort of repercussions would there be for the NEA should that case be lost? What are the odds of losing this case?
- How is the NEA responding to the idea of arming teachers to address school safety? Does the NEA have other thoughts on school safety?
- Discuss NEA's priorities of social justice and institutional racism.
- What does the NEA see as the role of retirees in the organization?
There will be time at the end of Shelly's presentation to ask her questions. Shelly is involved with education all over the United States and she will have background information that we are not always exposed to.
After Shelly's presentation, Marcia Engen will provide information about the Fox Cities Advocates for Public Education. She will also share details about the Wisconsin Public Education Network's (WPEN) Summer Summit. It will take place in Appleton on August 1.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to WEAC-Fox Valley President, Kim Jordan
to be sure there are enough handouts and chairs set up to accommodate attendees.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
D J Bordini Center
5 Systems Drive
(Located across the street from
Fox Valley Technical College on Bluemound Drive)