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Stuart M. Bailey, High Desert UniServ

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Stuart was appointed to the UEA Board of Directors to represent High Desert UniServ in 2010 to fill an unexpired term and was elected to a three-year term in July 2012. He was re-elected to another three-year term in July 2015.

High Desert UniServ covers 10 locals consisting of Emery, Grand, Juab, Millard, No. Sanpete, San Juan, Sevier, So. Sanpete, Tintic, and Wayne Counties. The UniServ is a rural, huge area, not heavily populated that is the largest georgraphical unit in the state. 

Experience

  • Teaches Language Arts and Science at Fillmore Middle School.
  • Adult Education Coordinator at Millard County Jail.
  • Been teaching 35 years.
  • Served as Millard Education Association President for many years.
  • Served as a board member of the High Desert UniServ.
  • Been involved with the district negotiations committee.
  • Currently serving on the UEA Elections Committee. 

Thoughts

What I learned about UEA that surprised me:

"The fact that the vast majority of local leaders of the Association receive little or no pay for the tremendous work they do. The commitment of these leaders truly inspries me every day to make the UEA an even greater organization."

What I value most about the Association:

"I value the UEA because of the collective voice the Association gives the teachers in this state. Without the UEA, who would speak for us? The stronger our membership; the stronger our voice for educators and students."

How members might begin to be more active in the Association:

"I feel members need to ask questions. I think we as educators are willing to accept the status quo. They need to exercise the right to know the facts and reasons behind decisions made by the UEA and the Legislature. Inquiry is a powerful tool in the learning process that is sadly underused by many in the education profession."