Please consider donating to the Sue Handy Scholarship Fund

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

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

2022 SEA Bargaining Team

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

Region 11 Election Results

Region 11 held an election on March 29, 2022. Below are the election results.

Region Chair (three-year term)

  • Crysta Weitekamp

Region Vice Chair (three-year term)

  • Kelly Sholtis

2022 NEA RA Delegates

  • Crysta Weitekamp
  • LeAnn Divijak
  • Kelly Sholtis
  • Corey Bond
  • Angie Meneghetti
  • Angie Koerwitz
  • Gail Kolbeck
  • Stephanie Schwab*
  • Jenn Ciotti*
  • Gay Johnson*

*These write-in candidates received the same number of votes for the eighth delegate position. They are encouraged to contact the SEA President if they are interested in serving as a delegate.