Friday, December 8, 2017

Stand with LEA to Support a Living Wage

Please stand with LEA to support a Living Wage for all employees

Tuesday, December 12th at 6:30 pm
School Board Meeting (LCPS Admin Building)


Could you live in Loudoun on a salary of $24,872? This is the starting salary for a full time custodian.
 
A living wage is needed by our full-time support personnel.  A living wage (as determined by the calculator at livingwage.mit.edu) for a single adult in Loudoun County is $32,659. A living wage is defined as the ability to pay rent, food, utilities, taxes, health care, and transportation expenses.


Did you know for example that it takes 15 years for a full-time custodian to earn a living wage, 10 years for a head custodian or bus driver, and a teaching assistant must work for more than 22 years to earn a living wage.

Why should you care?
  • Education Support Personnel are vital to the excellent education Loudoun’s kids deserve.
  • Stability for our students. Employee absenteeism and turnover rates will decrease.
  • High quality school climate. Employee morale and productivity will improve.
  • Give them dignity. Workers will become less reliant on costly social services.
Support a living wage for school employees.
  • Stand with LEA at the School Board meeting on December 12th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Speak to the School Board
  • Email the School Board
  • Write a letter to the editor of a local paper
The Loudoun Education Association recommends a Living Wage for all employees


For additional information click the link and join us as we fight for living wages!
 




Wednesday, November 29, 2017

LEA Members Only - Holiday Open House - Dec 5


Please join LEA Members for a holiday event at the LEA Office
Tuesday, December 5th from 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
We will be celebrating with light appetizers and jovial conversation

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Member Highlight


November 2017

Steven Meyer is a Learning Specialist  teaching math to students with disabilities.  He studied at Rutgers and Shenandoah Universities and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in  Biological Sciences and a Master’s Degree in Special Education. This is his eighth year teaching at Harper Park Middle School.

Meyer has served on the LEA Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, and on various LEA Committees.  He has also played the role of  LEA's Cat in the Hat in past Halloween Parades, which he confesses  was “tons of fun.” Currently he   serves as a Harper Park Middle School's Association rep and is a member of LCPS' Math Textbook Acquisition Committee.

Steven says that "teaching is always a challenge that requires constant growth on the part of the teacher. We need to consistently provide skills and the ability to think critically to an ever-changing palate of learners. We strive to be mentors and often 'parents' to those in need. We're required to be astute and humble enough to learn from colleagues, offer collaboration, and sometimes leadership when the opportunity demands.

“We live with the constant uncertainty of not knowing who our individual students become nor what they will achieve in the years ahead, but we can be certain that we play a crucial role in creating citizens. That's a wonderful feeling and a big responsibility."

The LEA Communications Committee thanks Steven for his service.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


LEA @ Leesburg Halloween Parade 2017

Do you like parades?

Help LEA with the Leesburg Halloween Parade. Kids are welcome!
Canned food donations will be accepted.

Go to https://form.jotform.com/62656162324959  to participate


Thursday, September 21, 2017

EVALUATION WORKSHOP

We have a phenomenal panel of LEA Members to help you understand the process.

This workshop is designed to help teachers (and other teacher – scale employees, such as librarians, etc.) understand the Loudoun County Public Schools evaluation process, provide you with strategies and tips for successful observations, and achieve a positive evaluation outcome.

We’ll provide snacks and drinks. Join us!
  • WHO 
    • The workshop is for LEA Members only.
  • WHAT
    • Teacher Evaluation Workshop
  • WHERE
    • Harper Park Middle School
    • 701 Potomac Station Dr, Leesburg, VA 20176
  • WHEN 
    • Tuesday, October 3, 4:45 – 6:15 p.m.
RSVP by 9/28

Online Registration http://bit.ly/LEAEVAL


Sunday, August 13, 2017

WHY JOIN THE Loudoun EDUCATION ASSOCIATION?



Representation & Advocacy for your Views

Whether it's the State Board of Education, a legislative committee, or an education coalition, whenever decisions about educators and students are being made, LEA is there representing your views.

Employment Rights & Legal Assistance

LEA's legal advice extends far beyond liability insurance and attorneys. Any time you have a question about your employment rights or benefits, ask your UniServ directors. If you need legal assistance, LEA attorneys are the best in the state in employment-related and school law. And these services are all free to LEA members.

Community Relations

LEA shares with the public and with key decision-makers pertinent information about education from the viewpoints of teachers and school employees. It builds the image of public school educators through advertising and public relations activities.

Information

LEA is your best source of accurate, timely information. LEA keeps on top of current laws, regulations and policies affecting education. Information is as always as close as an email or phone call away for any member.

Networking

Through LEA, you can connect with other educators from across the state and nation who are dealing with the same issues that face you.

Instructional and Professional Development (IPD)

LEA provides opportunities to meet the personal and professional goals of members. IPD helps promote and support local, state, and national opportunities related to instruction and professional development. LEA also offers workshops, grants and scholarships to members and an LCPS student attending college to become a teacher.

Publications

NEA Member Benefits All LEA members receive regular national, state and local publications with the latest educational developments. As a member, you receive discounts on all of the hundreds of resources available through the NEA Member Benefits.

Liability Insurance

If you are sued, LEA/VEA/NEA liability insurance provides you with an attorney and $1 million in coverage.

Member Resources