Wyoming Education Association

Spring 2019

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X 20 Spring 2019 | wyoea.edu Welcome Stefani Bengston WEA is pleased to welcome Administrative Assistant Stefani Bengston! Stefani was born and raised in Wyoming, growing up in Hillsdale, then moving to Cheyenne. She is an only child. Stefani graduated from high school in 2016 and participated in a CLIMB Wyoming Medical Careers Training program in 2018. Stefani came to WEA as part of an intern placement program through CLIMB Wyoming and plans to return to college to further her education. Stefani enjoys learning about the many diff erent roles within WEA and the impact WEA has on teachers and education throughout Wyoming. She is grateful and excited to be a part of the WEA family! During her free time, Stefani is happiest when camping, being crafty, decorating her home, and spending quality time with her two-year-old daughter, Sierra. SWEA Leadership Growth By Andrea Shipley Currently based out of the College of Education at the University of Wyoming, SWEA student membership continues to gain momentum as two community colleges and the university show an increase in engagement, with more college students and campuses across the state excited to join the eff ort. This winter, both the University of Wyoming and Northwest College invited WEA leaders to their campuses to provide training and guidance. As a result, three new community college members will further their leadership development by attending the NEA National Leadership Summit in Denver. These aspiring educators will be growing as WEA leaders as they transfer to university studies and impact classrooms in the years to come. Additionally, students at the University of Wyoming continue to set a shining example of how to promote professional development, political action, and public service. Students from this chapter read to students on Dr. Seuss' birthday and plan to participate in the Relay for Life in the spring. We continue to bring great work to life and network to strengthen the aspirations of students. This group of students is on fi re! (L to R) Naomi, Kaitlyn, and Brooklyn — Planning Spring activities for SWEA at NW College Student leaders from the University of Wyoming SWEA Chapter gather for a True Colors training in February.

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