Human Rights Awards Winners

David McMahon Human Rights Award During his second year teaching, Frank Burger spoke up in support of other new teachers facing unfair criticism from their district superintendent. After voicing his concerns at a school board meeting, colleagues encouraged him to run for an open seat as association vice-president. Burger won, and he’s been a social…

New Leaders Assume Office

by Brenda Ortega – MEA Voice Editor For the first time in decades, an entirely new slate of statewide officers will take the reins at MEA next month—and their first order of business will be to embark on a Listening Tour across Michigan. Incoming President Paula Herbart, Vice President Chandra Madafferi, and Secretary-Treasurer Brett Smith want…