Wyoming Education Association

Spring 2019

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The professional publication of the Wyoming Education Association Our Vision The WEA is an organization dedicated to creating the best educational environment for all learners and the best working environment for all educational employees. Our Mission The mission of the WEA is to advance public education at all levels by: creating equitable educational opportunity for all learners; promoting the highest quality standards for the profession; and expanding the rights and furthering the interests of the education personnel. The WEA will continue to build a learning community which will provide a high quality education for all. WEA Elected Offi cers President Kathy Vetter Vice President Grady Hutcherson Treasurer Kimberly Amen NEA Director Dirk Andrews Board of Directors Dean Waddell, Lydia Rayfi eld, Vicki Swenson, Catherine Steinbock, Rebecca Murray, Melissa Harris, Annie Gripp, Darlene Erickson, John Fabela, Lannette Lahey, Amy Simpson, Jon VanOverbeke, Barbara Gonzalez, Lori Eggleston, Madeline Trujillo-Hamel Contact Cheyenne Offi ce: 800-442-2395 Casper Offi ce: 800-464-6419 Rock Springs Offi ce: 800-660-6771 Lander Offi ce: 800-464-6412 www.wyoea.org Editor Andrea Shipley Proofreaders Tammy Schroeder, Amanda Turner, Elise Robillard Layout Josef Buchanan The WEA News (ISSN 007-370) is published quarterly (September, December, March, and May/June) by the Wyoming Education Association, 115 East 22nd Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82001. Subscription: average $5.49 of WEA members' dues is designated for WEA News. Periodicals postage pending at Cheyenne, WY, and additional mailing offi ces. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The WEA News, 115 East 22nd Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82001. Copyright 2019, by the Wyoming Education Association. All materials in this periodical may be reproduced by teachers for distribution to students or by affi liate associations for their own publications. Unless expressly stated, acceptance of advertising does not necessarily imply endorsement of the product by the WEA. Spring 2019 Member Involvement Makes a Diff erence 1 You are the Power! 2 Legislative Action Legislative Summary 3-4 Member Spotlights on Gratitude Highlights from the Thank-a-Teacher Campaign 5 4 for Your Membership and Other Recruiting Successes 5 Teaching and Learning Upcoming Opportunities 6 WEA at Work Ellbogen Foundation Helping Educators 7-8 Spring/Summer Conferences and Retreats 11 Save-with-Dave 12 Read Across America 13-14 Member Spotlight WEA's Amy Mason, Wyoming's State Counselor of the Year 15-16 Members Experience the Legislature 17 WEA Members Stand for Students at the Legislature 17 ESP Listening Tour 18 WEA-R Planning for Success 19 Welcome Stefani Bengston 20 SWEA Leadership Growing 20 WEA's Wayne Schatz Named AARP Retiree of the Year 22 Excellence in Teaching is Excellence in Learning 23 DA Candidate Statements 24-26 Getting to Know John Fabela 27 - 9

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