Start of a Journey – Part Three

By Brenda Ortega MEA Voice Editor We’ve reached Part Three of our year-long series following the ups and downs of two early career educators through one school year. Near the mid-way point of the year, Brittney Norman and Zack Griffin have found their footing after experiencing exhaustion at the end of the first quarter. This…

Curtis Kelenske

Curtis Kelenske: 5th/6th-grade Multi-age Teacher, Leland Public Schools Years in Education: 13 Type of non-union experience: 1 year in private Catholic school, 6 in a charter school What was it like working in a school without a union? The working conditions and work load in the charter school were very difficult. You had to do whatever…

Brett Hudson

Brett Hudson: Health and P/E Teacher, East Jackson Community Schools Years in Education: 2 Type of non-union experience: Charter School What was it like working in a school without a union? As a new teacher (only having experience without a union) I am not too familiar with the collective bargaining process. However, it was pretty…