As we move through this new school year, we asked your GAE 2019-2020
Board of Directors for their take on two questions:
What will be your focus this year? and What is a favorite thing about your career?
Let’s see wh?at they had to say: ?
KNOW Your 2019-20 GAE
Board of Directors
Justin T. Johnson — Secretary-Treasurer
■ As a member of the Board of Directors
serving as the Secretary-Treasurer, my
focus is to increase membership in ALL
categories, promote fiscal well-being
throughout the association and engage early
career educators across the state to ensure
the longevity of GAE.
■ My favorite thing about being a
classroom teacher is the ability to interact
with students from diverse backgrounds
while realizing that I have the opportunity
to have a positive impact on the world
through my students.
David Camp — District One Director
■ This year I will become a stronger
advocate for public education and be on the
front lines in the battle to improve TKES
and demand better wages.
■ As a twenty-four-year veteran in
education, the chance to spark a love of
math, reading, and especially social studies,
is my greatest opportunity. I enjoy my
career more each year.
Charlotte Booker — GAE President
■ A focus this year is ensuring that public
schools are fully funded. I want to ensure
members know their rights and that those
rights are protected. I look forward to
educators being treated with the dignity
and respect they deserve. Last, but not
least, a salary that demonstrates the value
of all public school employees.
■ A favorite thing is being able to stand up
for public school employees. Knowing that
GAE values all members and include any
member that touches the lives of students.
Lisa Morgan — Vice President
■ My focus as a member of the Board of
Directors is to keep our governance and
leadership close to the members and their
concerns. Our members should always
be the first consideration when making
decisions. Our number one question should
be “How will this impact our members?”
■ My favorite thing about my career are
those moments when my Kindergarteners
actually realize that they have something
new. The huge smile on their faces
and their pride in themselves is the
reason I teach.
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