(As submitted by the candidate.)
Dear Fellow UEA Members,
In the summer of 2018, as President-Elect of the Cache Education Association, I attended my first RA, and in summer 2019 I will attend again as President.
The 2018 RA was an incredible, difficult experience. Acting as a Delegate was tremendously challenging to me as an individual, as an educator, and as a proud Utahn.
After I returned to my home and classroom in Cache Valley, and reflected on the experience, I concluded that this difficult work is vital to advancing the cause of public education nationally, and I want to continue to be there at the table to advocate for my fellow Utah educators and my students.
I have been proud to be an active member of the UEA since I began my career as an educator in 2006. I currently serve as president of my local Association. I have served many years as AR/ABL, participated in the ELI, presented with my fellow leaders at Summer Leadership Academy, and will present on trauma and resilience at the NEA Summit in March 2019.
Utah is a unique place, and our voice must be represented nationally. In my role as an educator and Association leader I strive to represent Utah students and educators, and I will continue to do so as RA Delegate-At-Large.
Please select me as your RA Delegate-At-Large for the upcoming 3-year-term beginning in July of 2019.
Sincerely, E.Theresa Stanton