(As submitted by the candidate.)
I am Mindy Criado Layton, your current NEA State Director--an elementary school specialist for Multilingual Learners in Granite School District.
It is an understatement that the past year has altered the operating platform of education. Never has our unified voice proven as critical as it does now. As the current state director, I’ve been at the decision table. I’ve witnessed defeats and triumphs as I advocate for educational equity.
My committee service on a national, state, and local level drives my passion to impact our profession. But your advice, your voice, and your vote needs qualified representation to better serve each student in Utah. You as an educator understand that WE are essential. Your voice makes the difference. I want to hear your perspectives, successes, and barriers in education.
Let’s team Up! Together we can improve rural and urban educational equity. Let’s provide better access to existing educational resources. Let’s fund proven educator-driven instructional practices. Let’s create training tailored to educators’ skills and platform needs. Together We Can elevate Utah Teacher’s working conditions and Utah Public Education.
It would be my honor to be reelected as your National Education Association State Director. Vote, Mindy Layton for NEA State Director.