Summer Leadership Academy participants urged to ‘be relentless’

“Be relentless; never give up.” That’s what NEA Executive Committee member Earl Wiman told participants this week at the WEAC Summer Leadership Academy, where dozens of members gathered for inspiration and guidance in supporting public education and children. “Push farther and do more than you’ve ever done before,” Wiman said in a keynote presentation in which he emphasized that public education is about helping all children succeed, no matter their zip code.

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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 in an address at the WEAC Summer Leadership Academy. 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.

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WEAC President Ron Martin says public education opened doors of opportunity in his life

“When I think of my roots growing up in Minong – technically Frog Creek Wisconsin – I would not have guessed somebody from my background or history would be able to call himself an officer, let alone the president, of the state’s largest union and the largest organization representing educators in the state of Wisconsin. What deserves all the credit for that? Public education.”

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‘Are you worthy of your students?’

Repeating a question posed by former National Teacher of the Year Kim Oliver, National Education Association Vice President Becky Pringle asked participants at the WEAC Summer Leadership Academy Wednesday: “Are you worthy of your students?” … “We cannot say we are worthy of our children as long as fear and inequity, discrimination and injustice exist in our society,” Pringle said. “We cannot answer this question yes as long as one child feels that they are not valued and respected for who they are.”

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WEAC Summer Leadership Academy

The WEAC Summer Leadership Academy is about a community of educators coming together to learn more about advocating for their profession, for public education and for the children in Wisconsin public schools. Whether you are a leader in the association at the local, regional or state level, or are looking to learn more about important issues facing […]

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