The Springfield Education Association will host a “Meet the Candidates Night” at Southeast High School on Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for school employees and the public to meet the candidates running for Springfield 186 Board of Education. Please contact SEA President Aaron Graves for more information.
Please consider donating to the Sue Handy Scholarship Fund. The scholarship provides financial assistance for students who are majoring in education. Donations can be made by completing the Sue Handy Scholarship Payroll Deduction Form and returning to the SEA office.
“Sue Handy was a special person, friend and teacher. Wherever she went & whatever she was doing, she did it with warmth, love, and laughter. I taught first graders at the same school with Sue for several years. She was an inspiration to see her in action. Her enthusiasm showed that she enjoyed teaching very much and was wildly effective in motivating the children. A person often could hear her laughter coming from her classroom as she was cheering a student for doing well. The children in her classroom felt her love for them… absolutely. Sue would be humbled knowing that a scholarship would be named after her. She would have a good laugh.”
– Linda Johnson-Kabisch, retired SEA member, teacher and friend of Sue Handy.
Organizing is not about selling membership. The soap manufacturers don’t sell soap, they sell clean hands. People don’t buy soap for the sake of owning their own bar: People buy soap because they want clean hands. Similarly, people don’t buy a drill bit to own the bit: People want to make a hole in something. The same principle applies to unions. People don’t pay union dues to buy a union membership card: People want control over their work lives and protection from arbitrary management. People pay union dues to get a better life. They pay dues for change and hope. People will become union members and union stalwarts to become part of a powerful, democratic, responsive, winning organization. Organizing for power functions to build a union power: It increases membership as a result.
– Author unknown
Members of the 2022-23 SEA Executive Committee can be found at the link below.
A list of the 2022 SEA Contract Bargaining Team is below.
Jeff Garman, Co-chair Angela Koerwitz
Kathy Johnson, Co-chair Jerry Lopian
Christine Sanders, Co-chair Sarah Maley
Leslie Termine, Co-chair Pat Phillips
Dione Booth Jennifer Rockwell
Hirut Harris Jenn Sharpe
Colleen Hulligan Molly Traw
Dave Isham Shari Troike