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Convention delegates elect new AFT-WV officers and executive board

Congratulations to the newly-elected AFT-WV officers and executive board members! Convention delegates elected the following leaders on October 20, 2012:

Judy Hale, President

Christine Campbell, President-elect (Pocahontas Co.)

Stacey Strawderman, Vice-president (Marion Co.)

Beth Kitzmiller, Secretary (Webster Co.) ; and

Greg Merritt, Treasurer (Wood Co.)

Elected as Executive Board Members-at-Large were:

WV Student Group Donates Backpacks to McDowell Students

WASHINGTON—Reconnecting McDowell has received an impressive list of financial contributions, services and programs since the public-private partnership was launched nearly a year ago to revitalize  McDowell County schools and communities, but one of the most surprising and heartfelt gifts came out of the blue this month.

Reconnecting McDowell takes center stage at AFT National Convention in Detroit

Education Week photo blog spotlights McDowell project

Check out the photo blog and article appearing in Education Week about Reconnecting McDowell and the wonderful teachers, school service personnel and students of McDowell County.

Making a Difference: Kanawha Co. member profiled by AFT

Deborah Cannada, the librarian at West Side Elementary in Kanawha County, is profiled by the national AFT as an educator making a difference every day.

Making a Difference: Fayette Co. member profiled by AFT

AFT-WV member Christy Gill, an art teacher at Divide Elementary in Fayette County, is profiled on the national AFT website as an example of educators who are making a difference everyday. Watch the video below.

Fayette County Member Recognized by National AFT

Christy Gill, an art teacher at Divide Elementary in Fayette County, is profiled by the national AFT as being a very special AFT member who has gone above and beyond—both in and outside the workplace—to help their students succeed, or to provide exemplary service to the public, or just to make their communities better places to live. Click her name above to read the profile.

AFT Video Showcases Community School

Great things are happening at West Side Elementary in Charleston, WV! Watch the video and see how the local school system, AFT-WV, faith-based community groups and other organizations are coming together to make a difference.