Start of a Journey

Follow two young teachers through one school year in this series chronicling the ups and downs of life as a new educator in stories continuing through next August. In this issue, we launch the START OF A JOURNEY series with an introduction to Brittney Norman and Zack Griffin. One is brand new to the job,…

MEA Targets Unfair Layoff

Jennifer Schwein taught kindergarten for 14 years in Riverview Community School District, where she earned an “effective” rating on every year-end evaluation she received. Yet she was pink-slipped in 2015 ahead of others—including a less experienced teacher who also scored “effective” but with lower numeric scores. Schwein, 51, still has not been recalled to a…