WEAC Region 1 members spend weekend ‘learning and growing’


Karen Hilleren (left) of Plum City and Laurie Kriegel (right) of Webster participated in the WEAC Region 1 Learning and Growing Conference. In one of the many sessions, WEAC President Ron Martin (center) presented his classroom management session titled “I Can Do It”.

About 40 members from the northwest area of Wisconsin attended the WEAC Region 1 Learning and Growing Conference March 10-11, 2017, in Eau Claire.


Deb Bell

“This past weekend was a great experience for our members who attended the first Learning and Growing Conference,” Region 1 President Deb Bell said. “As president I met many new wonderful members that I had not met before. We had time to have one-on-one conversations throughout the two-day event.”

“It was great to network, hear what was happening in other schools, listen to excellent speakers, spend some time with new and old friends, and learn all kinds of new information” Bell said.

“Our members were engaged and excited about the opportunity to grow in their professional development,” Bell said, adding, “I was also interested to hear that they were using this event toward their PDP goals, Educator Effectiveness, and points for their professional development plans as a professional conference.”

“We had a great time this weekend,” said Margaret Hartung, of the Plumb City Education Association. “Even our newbies thought it was valuable. They really want to know more about TSA’s and saving. We’re already talking about next year.”

“It was a very uplifting conference,” said Jacob Peterson from the Boyceville Education Association.”I am excited for what I can become in the upcoming years.”