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Delegates and Alternates to the 2014 NEA Representative Assembly www.gae.org | 5 2014 GAE Election Results Association Alerts Take Action for your profession, your association, & yourself. L to R: GAE Secretary-Treasurer: Lisa Morgan, GAE President: Dr. Sid Chapman, GAE Vice President: Charlotte Booker (Take office July 2014). GAE President: Dr. Sid Chapman GAE Vice President: Charlotte Booker GAE Secretary-Treasurer: Lisa Morgan GAE ESP Director At-Large: Peggy Smith-Mitchell Elected GAE District Two Directors • Maria Grovner • Deborah A. Jones • Ramon Reeves Elected GAE District Three Director • Michael Lewis Elected GAE Fund for Public Education Members – District Two • Doris M. Glover • Judith Polacek GAE NEEDS YOU…TO UPDATE YOUR PROFILE! Our ability to communicate information to you on everything from key legislation to benefits is critical and a key part of your membership. Our primary channel for doing this is email. Periodic e-newsletters are sent to you with the information you ask for that allows you to take full advantage of your membership. However, in order for this vital information to reach you, we need to have accurate, up-to-date, non-work emails and other information. The site will automatically notify you of the need to update by indicating it at the top of the homepage when you sign in (see graphic). PLEASE NOTE that personal, non-work emails are greatly preferred because of blocking software applied by school districts. GAE notices most likely would not reach you using school/work emails. So please take a few moments to visit GAE.org and check your profile. Back to School Guide Educator-tested tips, advice, and resources for a successful start to the school year. Students may still be enjoying their summer vacations, but for educators, the beginning of the next school year is just around the corner. NEA editors have compiled a list of our best articles and resources to help you - whether new or veteran - get ready for the fall semester. Article Sections You can see tips and suggestions for Classroom Setup, Prepping for the First Week, Classroom Management, Working with Parents, Year-Long Support, and Keeping a Sense of Humor For Example: Classroom Setup • Classroom Beautiful: Do It Yourself: 8 veteran educators share photos of their classroom and tips on how to organize your space for better learning. • Assessing Your Space: What to consider when planning your classroom setup. • Using a Theme: An elementary school teachers shares advice for decorating a classroom around a theme. • Stocking the Classroom—For Free: Savvy educators’ tips on scoring no-cost classroom resources. Visit http://www.nea.org/firstdays for complete guide. 2014 NEA Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly (RA) Denver, Colorado June 26 – July 6 Keep abreast of the action: www.nea.org/grants/1357.htm Teachers-Teachers.com Looking for your perfect job among thousands of school postings? The benefit tool is designed to give you an edge in the education marketplace, Teachers-Teachers.com lets you create and post your résumé, send cover letters, and view and apply for jobs online—and it’s FREE. Simply create a login and a password to get started on Teachers-Teachers.com and explore your job possibilities today! Get started at www.neamb.com/ professional-resources/neateaching jobs-teacher-teacher.htm. Raise Your Hand for Public Education NEA is issuing a renewed call to action—Raise Your Hand—a national initiative to mobilize educators, parents, and community leaders who share our commitment to ensuring the success of all our students. Sign Up and Raise Your Hand at http://www.nea.org/home/56714.htm Elected State-At-Large Category One Delegates District One 1. Jim Barrett 2. Juanita Foster 3. Nancy Elaine Johnson 4. Cynthia J. Lay 5. Shirley White 6. Stephen Williams District Two 1. Cynthia Alston 2. Charlotte Booker 3. Patrick Crabtree 4. Deborah J. E. Howard 5. Annette McCraw 6. Peggy Smith-Mitchell 7. Miyeca Smoot 8. Daniel G. Sobczak 9. Taryn A. Sobczak District Three No Delegates District Four 1. Phrashunda Hudson 2. Denise Kirtsey 3. Shirlinda Logan 4. Erica White 5. Sherrie Williams Elected Category 2 – State-At-Large Delegate 1. Veronica T. Hunter Elected Student Delegates 1. Kristen Bush 2. Aaron C. Johnson 3. Phillip W. Prince 4. Dominic Waddy 5. Tiffany Warrior Elected Retired Delegates 1. Willie T. Green 2. Lynda Smith 3. Karen Solheim Elected Alternates 1. Ralph Noble - Category One State-At-Large District One 2. Teresa Noble - Category One State-At-Large District One 3. Ronda Ware - Category One State-At-Large District One 4. Martha Wilson - Category One State-At-Large District Two 5. Michelle Favors - Category One State-At-Large District Two 6. Mariah S. Buchanan - Category One State-At-Large District Two 7. Lelita Thomas - Category One State-At-Large District Two 8. LaTashia Robinson - Category One State-At-Large District Two 9. Renarta Orr - Category One State-At-Large District Four 10. Mary A. Snowden - Category One State-At-Large District Four 11. Kodi Tolbert – Student 12. Cheryl Sarvis – Retired 13. Doris V. Cosby – Retired 14. Barbara A. Garnes – Retired 15. Sheryl Perkins - Retired Joe Smith ID: 0004021180 Your profile needs updating. Click ID# to start.


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