Congratulations to this year's Retirees!
W. Evan Bateman
Jerilyn Solorzano Talbot
The Granite Education Association announces elections and encourages all interested members to run for office. As a member of GEA, you have an opportunity to be actively involved and be a voice for teachers and our Association.
You may run for only one (1) Board position. Board members and officers elected by the general membership qualify as voting delegates at the NEA Representative Assembly (RA)* and as a delegate to the UEA House of Delegates.
If you are interested in being involved, but not on the Board of Directors, you can run for the NEA Representative Assembly Delegate position. Members elected by the general membership to attend the RA qualify as voting delegates to the RA, the governing body of NEA. Elected delegates travel with members of the GEA Board of Directors to the RA during the summer to make policy for the NEA.*
*GEA Board members’ travel to the RA is funded in the middle year of their term of office. Members elected as delegates to the NEA RA shall be selected in the order of the number of votes received.
All interested candidates should submit the following items to Jessica.Dunn@myuea.org by 5:00 pm on February 24, 2023:
Dr. Nye is once again scheduling Teacher Town Halls. This year he has scheduled 3 dates:
You can go to the meeting most convenient for you.
We encourage you to take advantage of these Town Halls to voice your ideas and concerns directly to Superintendent Nye.
Below is a snapshot video from last year's 2021 Town Hall Meetings:
The U.S. Department of Education has released the Student Debt Relief Application. You must fill out the Student Loan Debt Relief Application to qualify for up to $20,000 of Federal Student Loan Debt Relief.
Deadline to file is December 31, 2023.
To access the very short application, or for more information, use this link.
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Social media is pervasive in our society and is a great way to communicate and stay connected with others, but it is important for educators to separate their professional and personal social media presence. As educators, we must be aware of the public nature of our roles and realize we are looked upon as moral leaders of the community. Because of this, we “carry the weight of several types of responsibility” which has been amplified by heightened political tensions and division in our communities. As an educator, it is imperative to be thoughtful and cautious about what you post publicly on social media – and what is considered “public.” Many educators have had unwanted media attention and been disciplined, even had action taken against their licenses, because they did not perceive their social media postings as “public.” Below are 6 ways to separate your public and private social media sites:
These steps will help keep you out of the media spotlight and help prevent you from getting disciplined for things related to your social media accounts. If you have questions about what is or is not appropriate, please contact us!