Arizona Education Association

Fall 2020

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Around AEA 8 ADVOCATE | FALL 2020 Like many organizations, AEA has had to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic in creative virtual ways. Many in-person meetings and conferences have either been postponed or cancelled. The AEA Delegate Assembly was postponed from April to July and held virtually over Zoom. The AEA Delegate Assembly is the highest decision-making body within AEA. With over 550 delegates, Delegate Assembly is also Arizona's largest democratic deliberative body. In past years, delegates would debate vital issues that impact public education and set Association policy and activities for the year ahead over the course of three business sessions spanning two days. Delegates attending this annual business meeting vote on new business items, resolutions, constitution and bylaw amendments, and Governing Board members to represent the interests of the members in their region. Due to the impossibility of holding this meeting in person, all elections were held online this year and the presentation portion was postponed until July. Over 300 delegates participated in the AEA Virtual Delegate Assembly via Zoom, where the AEA officers, Executive Director, Governing Board members, and Task Force Chairs presented information on the vision of AEA, financial report, AEA Fund status, Legislative Platform, and membership growth. Delegates also heard from the 2020 Arizona Teacher of the Year Lynette Stant. For more information about this year's Delegate Assembly and results from the elections, visit the AEA website at AEA Holds First Virtual Delegate Assembly Lynette Stant 2020 Arizona Teacher of the Year

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