You’re Amazing! We hope you are all doing well. I know, we are feeling it too and hearing your concerns as well. We want you to know: We don’t just hear you, we see you! And you are amazing. We see you adjusting and adapting to the ever-changing realities of your classroom and the work you do this year. We know therein are your concerns too. The one we hear most is some version of making sure your students don’t fall behind educationally and are physically and emotionally safe this year. Of course, that is your top concern; you are teachers!
Representing You Still, we want to make sure that your Association is addressing your concerns not just so you can be that teacher your kids need, but so your needs and rights are addressed too. That’s what our membership is all about as we lock arms together to take care of each other. That means --maybe more than ever-- having leadership that takes your questions and concerns to the District to discuss, to bring matters of concern to their attention and to problem-solve together: from COVID-19, school reopening to workload. Please continue to share your concerns with us. We are glad to bring your voice to the table.
Your Local Executive Boards and Association Building Leaders Your Exec. Boards and Association Building Leaders are critical in sharing information from your schools and working together to determine the best approaches to address issues facing us.
Recently, your Association Building Leaders (ABLs) aka Association or building reps (ARs) received some training, shared their experience and discussed their concerns together. These building leaders are the vital link with you and with your administration. Many issues can be resolved within your own buildings through the relationship your ABL has with you and with your principal. Still, there are things that need to be addressed more broadly and sharing your concerns with your ABL they then can bring that to our attention. Besides such messages as this one from me, your ABL is also your source of what we are doing as an Association, as well as how we can help those who don’t yet belong see the benefits of membership as well. I want to give a shout out to your ABLs at your schools. If you want to get involved as an ABL, please reach out to the ABL in your building, or, if you don't have an ABL at your school please let Curt at the UniServ know, and we will be delighted to get you started! We are as strong as our members and we are stronger together, please get involved.