CEA members at a 2018 county meeting.
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Teachers are often stretched thin between planning, teaching, grading, and assisting with extracurriculars. That’s certainly the case for Stamford teacher Kate Tobin, who teaches a full load of English classes, has co-organized lip-dub music videos to enhance school spirit at Westhill High, and coordinates the Westhill Alumni Network. Despite her many commitments, Tobin makes it a priority to help her colleagues by serving as a building rep, Stamford Education Association secretary, SEA newsletter editor, and as a member of the Negotiations and Grievance Committees.
“Having a teachers union is really important,” she says. “If we didn’t have our union, teachers would be a lot more abused and new expectations and responsibilities would be foisted on us without our input or any additional compensation.”
Tobin adds, “I don’t find the time, I make the time.” Read more
When CEA installed the Sandy Hook memorial created by sculptor Marilyn Parkinson Thrall in front of CEA Headquarters in Hartford last year, it was with the idea that members and their students could...
Wallingford teachers turned out in force, and in #RedforEd T-shirts, to ask for a school renovation plan that puts students first.
The plan—one of six options a consulting group presented to the Wallingford Board of Education at a meeting last night—would provide long-term benefits for students. At the same time, it is the least expensive of the six plans proposed, saving tens of millions in precious taxpayer dollars. Read more
Wallingford social studies teacher Jean Mellor has sponsored children through the Connecticut Education Foundation’s Holiday Bear Project for several years now, and this year she’s gotten her whole school involved. So many students and teachers chose to participate that CEA’s Chip Karkos made a special stop to pick up all of the gifts.