Retired teachers stay on top of education issuesMembers of the Wisconsin Retired Educators’ Association recently met in five locations throughout the state — Rice Lake, Tomah, Sheboygan Falls, West Bend and Janesville.
Members of the Wisconsin Retired Educators’ Association recently met in five locations throughout the state — Rice Lake, Tomah, Sheboygan Falls, West Bend and Janesville. From our area, the following attended the meeting in Rice Lake: Vivian Markley, Paulette White, Marge Kaptonak, Mary Vana, Bonnie McCreary, Kathy Empie, Judy Hack and Diane Rookey. They represented the Superior Area Retired Educators’ Association (SAREA).
In addition to exchanging up-to-date information, the meeting highlighted educational challenges and issues.
Janna Stevens, District Administrator of the School District of Superior, and Barry Rose, district administrator from Cumberland, took part in a superintendent’s panel, sharing what has been happening in their school districts.
To support Wisconsin schools, the WREA Foundation awarded $2,000 in each location to recognize an innovative project at the Elementary School level. The school recognized at Rice Lake was Eagle River Elementary School for its “All American Kids” project, which is instilling in students a life-long awareness and appreciation for freedom, patriotism and heroism.
WREA has more than 15,000 members and 67 local units. Since 1951, it has served as a professional organization representing Wisconsin’s retired educational community.
For information, contact Markley, WREA District I director and SAREA president, at 715-394-5166.