Wyoming Education Association

Fall 2021

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Christine Fitzgerald | Catherine Steinbock | Lydia Rayfield | Vicki Swenson | Rebecca Murray | Jody Distler | Judith Crow | Darlene Erickson | Jennifer Young | Mariah Learned | Reva Lobatos | Heather Rutz | Rachel Gibson | Madeline Trujillo-Hamel | Tyler Ruby PRESIDENT'S COLUMN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S COLUMN ESP COLUMN WEA-RETIRED COLUMN COLUMNS 04 05 29 CONTENTS LEGISLATIVE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY FOR ESP COMPUTER SCIENCE WEA AT WORK WHY IT'S ESSENTIAL FOR ALL STUDENTS AS PART OF A MODERN EDUCATION FROM PLANS TO PROGRESS: REGIONAL MEMBERSHIP PLANS STRENGTHENING OUR ASSOCIATION 06 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: UNDERSTANDING INTERIM WORK LEADING UP TO THE 2020 BUDGET SESSION WEA is piloting a cutting-edge program for Education Support Professionals. Page 7. Evanston Media Director Tim George shares the importance of computer science education for every student. Page 11. Read more about how regional membership plans are moving the Association forward. Page 9. See photos from organizing events held across the state as locals are building power through the back-to-school season. Page 16. WEA envisions a society where education is seamless, respected, and highly valued. VISION As a unified voice, WEA engages, educates, and empowers our members to advance high-quality public education for all. MISSION President Grady Hutcherson | Vice President Kim Amen Treasurer John Fabela | NEA Director Dirk Andrews ELECTED OFFICIALS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Cheyenne 800-442-2395 | Casper 800-464-6419 Rock Springs 800-660-6771 | Lander 800-464-6412 wyoea.org CONTACT Editor, Design & Layout: Amanda Turner. aturner@wyoea.org. Front cover: CTEA President Amy Simpson with member Karen Perez. Back cover: Congratulations to Exemplary Service Award winners! If you have changes or updates to your contact or account information: Please contact WEA Membership Specialist Linda Bottom at 800-442-2395 ext 102 or lbottom@wyoea.org. AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUNDS FOR EDUCATION: WEA MEMBERS' SEAT AT THE TABLE 13 MEDICAID EXPANSION IN THE COWBOY STATE: EXPLORING THE POTENTIAL IMPACT ON STUDENTS 22 VISIONARY QUEST MUST-SEE FOR MEMBERS 14 30 MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS 18 WYOMING'S PATH TO THE SILVER SCREEN AT THE PRINTING PRESS FOR STUDENTS WITH ESP MEMBER CHERYL FELS 8 2022 TEACHER OF THE YEAR: BRITTNEY MONTGOMERY 12 CATCHING UP WITH OUR CUSTODIANS: AMADO SALDAÑA 20 21 CALIFORNIA CASUALTY AWARD FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE: LYDIA RAYFIELD 26 SUPERHEROES FOR STUDENTS: INNOVATING FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED 25 2022 WEA VACANCIES - 9

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