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Pres. Elizabeth Davis
SY 2018-19: Year of Vital Decisions
Dear DCPS Educator,
Welcome back to DCPS for the School Year 2018-19! The Washington Teachers’ Union will do everything possible to help assure that this coming year will be fulfilling and productive for you, and that we will all get closer to our goal of delivering to each and every one of our students an excellent education.
After teaching in DCPS for 44 years, I am convinced that excellence in education – and fairness in working conditions for teachers – is best achieved when the voice of educators is heard in the development and implementation of educational policies and programs. Under the DCPS-WTU contract, administrators must afford the WTU and its members the status of “full and equal partners” in addressing issues that impact our schools.
Over the years I’ve observed that the voice of teachers is most effectively heard when the WTU is strong and members work together.
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Unless Otherwise noted, all events are at WTU Headquarters, 1239 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Jan. 7 WTU Committee on Political Education (COPE) | 5PM
Cardozo High School, 1200 Clifton St NW, room 2604
Management Workshop | 4-7PM
Kellogg Conference Hotel, Gallaudet U., 800 Florida Ave. NE
Jan. 12 WTU Union Leadership Institute (ULI) | 8AM-4PM
Kaiser Permanente Health Center, 700 2nd St., NE
Jan. 15 WTU Representative Assembly |4:30-6:30pm
McKinley High School, 151 T Street NE
Jan. 17 WTU Early Childhood Education Taskforce | 5PM
Jan. 22 DCPS half day PD and half day Records
Jan. 26 Teacher Leaders meeting | 9AM-4PM
Jan. 27 Bowling for Gold, Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO Community Services Agency (CSA) | 1PM
Crofton Bowling Center, 2115 Priest Bridge Dr, Crofton MD
Feb. 2 WTU Executive Board meeting | 10AM
Nov. 5 WTU Committee on Political Education | 5PM
Cardozo HS 1200 Clifton St NW