Sabrina Masters — District One Director
■ My focus this year as a member of the
Board of Directors is to learn about the
needs of District 1 and what I can do to
support the locals of the district.
■ It’s hard to pick one favorite thing about
my career. My favorite part of teaching
though is probably when I get to witness
the moment a student falls in love with
reading. I love to see when they finally
find a book that they can’t put down. It’s a
special moment because I know it will stay
with them throughout their lives.
Annette McCraw — District Two Director
■ My first focus is to increase membership.
Next I would like to provide opportunities
for trainings that will benefit all members.
Last but not least, I seek to help prepare
early educators to step up and be great
■ The thing I love most about my career
is enhancing the horizons of children and
Dexter Peeples — District Two Director
■ My focus this year is to make the
Georgia Association of Educators a vital,
living association advocating for public
■ The thing I love about my career is being
a positive role model for so many students
and helping with shaping their future.
Dr. Syrena Rainey — District Two Director
■ My focus year will be keeping members
informed and supported.
■ My favorite thing about teaching is
watching my students learn new things
through scientific investigation and real life
Carly Shaw — District Two Director
■ My focus this year is legislation. I am
concerned by the attacks on our TRS in
Georgia and the results other states have
experienced when their retirement system
was attacked and overtaken by their
legislators. I am concerned by the increase
in initiatives and demands on educators
with little to no regard for the time and
effort it takes to implement these. We have
a teacher shortage throughout our nation.
Until Georgia legislators decide to make
some appropriate changes, these shortages
will continue. Educators have long known
our public schools are not fully funded. We
strive to meet challenging goals without the
support or salary commensurate to the time
and effort we dedicate to meet the ever
increasing needs of our students.
■ I LOVE MY STUDENTS. Teaching is
a calling and I was called in elementary
school. I knew as early as second grade that
I wanted to be a teacher. There is absolutely
nothing I would rather do than be with
my students every day. Year after year, I
see the challenges my students face and I
know how important it is for them to have
someone they believe truly understands
what they are going through. I love going
to work everyday knowing I have the honor
and privilege of making a true difference
in the lives of young people. Middle school
students are my passion and I cannot
imagine doing anything else.
Zelda Williams — District Two Director
■ That we act as the voice for our
constitution and for the betterment
of public education and the working
conditions of all who work in public
education in Georgia.
■ The most favorite thing about my career
is standing strong for public education and
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