Don’t Miss It – Register for Engaging New Peer-Led Summer Webinar Series

MEA member Brian Dalton learned how to survive a difficult endurance event while training to compete in four Ironman races in his 40s, and he discovered it wasn’t much different from strategies he used as an educator to successfully make it through a school year. Just as in a brutal race involving a 2.4-mile swim, […]

Grandville Education Association

The Grandville Education Association believes that every person, regardless of race, color, creed, gender, LGBTQIA+, national origin or physical, intellectual or emotional ability, has the right to equal opportunity for education and employment and equal rights of citizenship as established in the nation and state by the constitutions, statutes and judicial decisions. WHEREAS, in response […]

Welcome Back Proud Michigan Educator – MEA Teacher Re-Entry Program

MEA is partnering with the new Michigan Department of Education (MDE) program, Welcome Back Proud Michigan Educators, encouraging educators with expired credentials to return to the teaching workforce by reducing or eliminating professional learning recertification requirements. For more information, visit MDE’s site about the program, which includes a memo describing the program, an FAQ and an eligibility survey. MEA Program Specifics and […]

MEA Voice Magazine – April 2021 Issue

Click to view online. In this issue: Letter to Members: You are the Strength in Union Above and Beyond: Retired educator Pam Kellar Nominations sought for ESP Caucus Board My View: Eclipsing Restoration with New Growth Savoring a Win for the People Push is On for Changes to Evaluation System Legislative Councils: a case study […]

Tavia Redmond: ‘Let me tell you about tired’

Love ultimately led MEA member Tavia Redmond to don her teacher’s cape 28 years ago. Since then, she’s faced tough challenges with grit and patience—mostly in her hometown of Romulus, the Downriver suburb that is home to Detroit Metropolitan Airport. But nothing compares to this year’s struggles, she says. “This right here is a whole new […]

Chris DeFraia: Sharing a Rich Resource for Educators

Ferris State University Professor Chris DeFraia has experienced many of the same effects from the global health crisis as other educators. For one, the MEA member misses sharing advice, encouragement, and friendship with colleagues. In addition, his genetics and biology students have seemed less engaged as the pandemic and mitigation measures to contain the virus have […]

Nominations sought for ESP Caucus Board

Editor’s Note — The information below regarding nominations for the ESP Caucus Board is rerunning from the February-March issue of the Voice. One correction and a date change are noted below. Nominations are being accepted for several positions on the MEA ESP Caucus Executive Board. Open positions are as follows: PRESIDENT: 1 Position – Sept. […]