The union helps give educators ‘a voice in what matters to students,’ WEAC Vice President Peggy Wirtz-Olsen says

Educators know best what students need in the classroom, and WEAC helps give those educators “a voice in what matters to our students,” WEAC Vice President Peggy Wirtz-Olsen said Monday at the WEAC Summer Leadership Academy.

Educators, she said, always want to do what’s right on behalf of students and “alway push themselves and their profession further.”

“The work we will do to move from educators to educational leaders has got to be work on behalf of the craft of our profession, of making sure that we are the trusted professionals, that WEAC is synonymous with strong educator, strong professional who has a voice in what matters to our students,” she said.

Educators from throughout the state gather annually at the WEAC Summer Leadership Academy for training how to lead the profession and strengthen public education to benefit students. This year’s Academy is at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Below is a clip from Peggy’s lunchtime address to Summer Leadership Academy participants:


These dedicated educators are serving as trainers at the 2017 WEAC Summer Leadership Academy: