Minority Affairs Committee

Start Date

 

 

2010

Robert Gaines (2016-BD-Reg 7  B)

 

2011

Karen Abella (2014 BD-Reg 6  H)

 

2007

Debbie Hamilton (2016-BD-Reg 5  NA)

 

2010

Harry Porter  (2014-BD-Reg  2   B)

 

2011

Vi Collin (2014-BD-Reg 12   H)

Chair

2011

Michael Graves (2014-BdM-Reg 7   B)

 

2008

David Houghton  (2014-BD-Reg 16  NA)

 

2006

Olivia Benitez Fassbender (2015-BD-Reg 9   H)

 

2011

Melinda Smith (2016-BD-Reg 2  NA)

 

2013

Veronica Salais (2015-BD-Reg 8 H)

 

2013

Christine King (2016 BD-Reg 14 A)

 

 

2005

Steve Franko (2015-BD-Reg 11  NA)

 

2006

Falisadoll Green (2016-BD-Reg 2  B)

 

2012

David Mangune (2014-BD-Reg 6  A)

 

2010

Deborah Sudduth (2016-BD-Reg 8   B)

 

Start Date

Liaisons

 

2013

John Frederick (2016-MEA Retired)

 

 

Vacancy (2014-MAHE)

 

 

Vacancy (2014 SMEA)

 

Staff Liaison

Joyce Phelps

 

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

2013-14 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 2013 NEA RA.
  • Investigate adding links to national ethnic caucus websites.