Educators, parents, community members join Walk-Ins to support public education

Educators, community members, school board members, administrators and parents in cities throughout the state came together Thursday for a “Walk-In To Reclaim Our Schools.” At the start of the school day, they walked into schools together to demonstrate solidarity and support for public education. WEAC Vice President Peggy Wirtz-Olsen and WEAC Secretary-Treasurer Arlene Braden participated in the Tomahawk event. Other Wisconsin cities that held Walk-Ins included Fond Du Lac, Green Bay, Kenosha, LaCrosse, Milwaukee, and Racine.

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WEAC kicks off new school year with salute to educator-members

With the school year in full-swing now, local associations are all-in with plans for connecting educators with each other for success. Teachers and education support professionals are getting the word out that the union is a family where every educator belongs. WEAC is on-the-job with our members, highlighting their work in and out of school. Read what WEAC Vice President Peggy Wirtz-Olsen, a high school English teacher, discovered on her visit to the Port Washington-Saukville School District in WEAC Region 3, where members are inspiring their students and sharing what’s working in their classrooms

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Region 3 Director Sue Dishaw-Britz wins the 2016 WEAC staff award

The WEAC staff award was presented Wednesday night to WEAC Region 3 Director Sue Dishaw-Britz, who WEAC Vice President Ron Martin said “inspires WEAC members and helps them find the power within themselves to advocate for their students and their professions.” Martin and Region 3 President Tara Leithold presented the Cunningham, Dickinson, Watson Award to Dishaw-Britz at a meeting of the Region 3 Executive Board in Green Bay.

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Four from Wisconsin attend summit to enhance teacher leadership

Four representatives from Wisconsin attended the National Summit on Teacher Leadership earlier this month in Washington D.C. and they explored ways to increase teacher voice in education. Wisconsin – one of 19 states attending the summit – was represented by (left to right in photo above) Amy Traynor (Eau Claire/WEAC member), State Superintendent Tony Evers, Rachel Swick (South Milwaukee/WEAC member) and WEAC President Betsy Kippers.

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Educators celebrate Raise Ed Week at Howe Elementary School in Green Bay

National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia (center) joined WEAC President Betsy Kippers (second from right), Green Bay Education Association President Lori Cathey (right), Howe music teacher Amanda Vanremortel (left), Howe Principal Christine Fabian (second from left) and a student to celebrate Raise Ed Week at Howe Elementary School in Green Bay Monday (September 22, […]

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