Arizona Education Association

Fall 2016

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34 ADVOCATE | FALL 2016 In Memoriam Dr. Eileen Yellin Tempe Union Education Association mourns the death of long-time member, Dr. Eileen Yellin. She began teaching at Tempe High School in 1990 and worked tirelessly to serve the students in her Special and General Education classes. In addition to her work within the classroom, Eileen was known for her outspoken advocacy. She was a fervent champion for the rights of all, specifi cally active in the LGBTQ and handicapped communities. As a founding member of the Tempe High School Stand and Serve, GSA, and GLSEN, her advocacy epitomized a message from one of her favorite books, To Kill a Mockingbird, when Atticus recommends fi ghting not with fi sts but rather with minds. Eileen did just that and used her mind and her voice to fi ght for those causes she believed so strongly in. She was recognized multiple times for her work, most recently being honored with the GLSEN Safe Schools Advisor Award. The Arizona Education Association extends its deepest sympathies to Eileen's family and friends. She was a caring educator who had a great impact on those around her. Frank Bing AEA Retired member and 2014 Les Reynolds Distinguished Senior Service Awardee, Frank Bing, recently passed away. As a retired member, Frank served as Representative-at-Large and Vice President for AEA-Retired, served on Arizona Alliance for Retired Board as a member, editor of the AEA-Retired newsletter, THE CONDUIT, and won the AEA School Bell Award several times. He also won the NEA-Retired newsletter award. Prior to retiring, Frank served his local association, Phoenix Union High School Classroom Teachers Association (CTA) in numerous positions from unit chair at two high schools for 14 years to chairing the negotiations team for two years. He was a member of the Council of Representatives for CTA for 28 years. As an activist, he served on numerous committees during his teaching years, from local district committees to AEA Resolutions Committee for 16 years (6 as chair). He served as an AEA Director to NEA for two terms and as an AEA representative on NEA's Resolution Committee. He served as editor of the CTA newsletter. Education was a major interest in his life, but the Arizona Democratic Party benefi ted from his energy and activism. He was involved in the party from Committee person for Legislative District 18 to Maricopa Circle of Friends. His involvement in education, his enthusiasm for educational issues, and his great sense of humor has made him a great friend of educators throughout Arizona and the United States. The AEA family is proud to call Frank one of our own and expresses our condolences to his wife, Dr. Janie Hydrick, and his family and friends. n

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