Michigan Education Association

Minority Concerns Committee

Start Date

 

 

2010

Robert Gaines (2013-BD-Reg 7  B)

 

2010

Elsie Aranda (2013 BD-Reg 3  H)

 

2007

Debbie Hamilton (2013-BD-Reg 5  NA)

 

2010

Harry Porter  (2011-BD-Reg  2   B)

 

2004

Rodrigo Barassi (2011-BD-Reg 12  H)

Vice Chair

2005

Theresa Dudley  (2011-BD-Reg 9   B)

Chair

2008

David Houghton  (2011-BD-Reg 16  NA)

 

2006

Olivia Benitez Fassbender (2012-BD-Reg 9   H)

 

 

Vacancy (2012-BD-Reg    NA)

 

2009

Simone Babridge (2012-BD-Reg 7 B)

 

2008

Kevin Fortune (2012 BD, Reg  B)

 

2005

Steve Franko (2012-BD-Reg 11  NA)

 

2006

Falisadoll Green (2012-BD-Reg 2  B)

 

2010

Ami Shah (2012-BD-Reg 3  A)

 

2010

Deborah Sudduth Garland (2013-BD-Reg 8   B)

 

Start Date

Liaisons

 

2010

Dorothy Jo Butler (2011-MEA Retired)

 

2010

Phyllis Watts (2011-MAHE-Reg 10))

 

2010

Kelsey Bednar (2011 SMEA)

 

Staff Liaison

 

 


A=Asian             B=Black             H=Hispanic           NA=Native American  

2010-11 Charge:

To help ensure that the education of our students and the working environments of our members are of the highest quality.

To help develop local capacity by the identification and development of strategies and policies that build on our diversity.

 

Committee Charge:  To address policies, programs, practices, and issues that relate to and impact the representation, participation, and support of minority groups in the association, and public education systems.

The committee will:

  • Develop a research-based definition of cultural competence and culturally responsive pedagogy.
  • Monitor the implementation of the affirmative action guidelines and alert the MEA Board of Directors of necessary future actions.
  • Plan a progressive web page to be sustained by member contributions that posts instructional strategies and resources that exemplify cultural competence and culturally responsive pedagogy.
  • Develop a template for the submission of contributions and criteria for review and approval.
    • Assist the planning, marketing and implementation of the MIP and Social Justice Institute.

Recruit and select recipients of the Connie Jackson Human Rights and the MEA Excellence Awards, and submit a recommendation for the David McMahon Award.

  • Assist and advise the Executive Office in formulating a plan to meet 3-1(g) requirements at the 2011 NEA RA.
  • Investigate adding links to national ethnic caucus websites.

 

Updated: October 8, 2010 11:26 AM