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AROUND AEA 8 ADVOCATE | WINTER 2022 EPISODE 1 Be the Union We Need Today Meet our new Arizona Education Association President, Marisol Garcia, the fi rst woman of color to ever hold this statewide offi ce. Hear about her vision for our statewide education union, and learn more about why we need to own the word "union" and use our voices to make schools safe places where students can learn! EPISODE 2 Part 1: We're e Best Advertisement for Education Arizona has the highest teacher turnover rate in the country, and we're all seeing the eff ects of this educator shortage—from bus routes being cut to overfl owing class sizes. But what do we do about it? Come learn with us about strategies for addressing educator recruitment and retention from some educators who are doing the work. Meet Jen Fowler, a mentor to educators entering the profession and local leader in Glendale Union Education Association, and Susie Seep, President of Paradise Valley Education Association! EPISODE 2 Part 2: Our Members Continue to Invest In eir Own Education What role does being a union member play in educator recruitment and retention? Susie Seep, President of PVEA, and Jen Fowler, Education Leader in GUEA, share their experiences and advice on how union work connects to keep educators in this profession long-term and helps members feel supported from the beginning through the end of their education career. EPISODE 3 Who Gets to Say What Is Valuable? HB2495 went into eff ect on September 24th & HB2439 goes into eff ect on January 1st, but there are still a lot of questions about these book banning bills. Enter Gretchen Cli on, an English teacher and Union Region Director, and Analise Ortiz, LD24 Candidate-Elect! ey shared their thoughts on what these bills means & how it could aff ect students and educators across the state. Learn and Lead Podcast e Learn and Lead Podcast is for educators, by educators, and we want to bring the world of Arizona public education to you and our thousands of members across the state. Our objective is to provide a platform for the voices of our educator leaders along with some amazing community allies and have conversations about those education topics that are on everyone's mind. Never miss an episode. Subscribe to the Learn and Lead Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, AnchorFM, Castbox, or on your favorite podcast app. Bookmark this page to stay up to date with expanded show notes and resources as each episode is released! EPISODE 4 My Student Is More an eir Transition We know all of our students deserve to feel safe & seen in their schools, but how can we make sure our LGBTIA+ students feel that way? Tami Staas is a 3rd grade teacher, Mesa Education Association union member, and the Executive Director of AZTYPO (Arizona Trans Youth Parent Organization), and we've invited her to the show to share her knowledge and experiences with us! EPISODE 5 Get Out e Vote e only thing scarier than Halloween is November 8th's election in Arizona. We're days away, but there is still a lot of work to do. We invited Ellie Perez Pawloski, the Arizona Education Association Political Director, to share with listeners how they can still infl uence this important election. EPISODE 6 As A First Year Teacher, I Wish I Knew… We asked educators in the Arizona Education Association headquarters building what some of the things they wish they knew as a fi rst year teacher, and we shared a lot of laughter hearing about the lessons we all learned the hard way so you don't have to! never miss an episode! SUBSCRIBE on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Stay up to date with show notes and resources when new episodes are released

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