Up early - our third business session complete with voting for NEA Resolutions Committee members was off and running. Tonight is the Human and Civil Rights Dinner and Dr. Reed and Dr. Hubbert are getting a special award for our merger. Today from 10:00-11:30 there is a town meeting with the Secretary of Education - Arne Duncan. He will be sharing his views with the body and listening to ours. The NEA President - Dennis Van Roekel will moderate. This meeting is part of the Secretary's Listening Tour across America. Well...plans change big time - I spent my day holed up in a room putting together a daily newsletter for the Alabama Caucus. We worked all day and finished up about 5 at the convention center. A quick trip back to the Marriott and I am dressed on back on the bus headed for the Human and Civil Rights Banquet. Dr. Hubbert and Dr. Reed will be getting the H. Councill Trenholm Memorial award for their work - in 1969 these two men were instrumental in merging the ASTA and the AEA to form the AEA as it is today. I was very proud to be part of this great organization. We got home at 11 and I redid the newpapers errors so it could be printed in the morning. Night all!
I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.