Monday, February 5, 2018

NEA Convention 2018


Here is your opportunity to network with educators like you! You have the chance to meet your peers, teachers, teacher assistants, bus drivers, attendants, custodians and even school electricians!

The 2018 NEA Convention will be held in Minneapolis, MN on June 29 - July 6, 2018. Please consider attending the convention as a delegate and share YOUR voice in decisions which affect your worksite.

If you are interested in being placed on the ballot to serve as a delegate to the NEA Convention, please click on the link below.


Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2018


Friday, January 26, 2018


Loudoun Educators Lobby Lawmakers in Richmond for VEA Lobby Day


Members of the Loudoun Education Association (LEA) descended on the Virginia General Assembly to discuss important education issues.

LCPS educators spoke with Delegate John Bell
Led by LEA President David Palanzi and Government Relations Committee Chair Sandy Sullivan, Loudoun educators met with Senators and Delegates who represent Loudoun County.  LEA members met with Senators Dick Black and Jennifer Wexton and Delegates John Bell, Wendy Gooditis, Dave LaRock, and David Reid to discuss the importance of making school employee salaries competitive and to retain quality teachers.

LEA members met with Senator Richard Black
The new federal tax law limits educators’ tax credit for money spent on classroom supplies to $250. LEA members asked that Virginia match that tax credit. LEA asked that future recommendations from the SOL Innovation Committee be approved by a majority of the Committee, rather than a subgroup.  Also discussed was the need to address the “school to prison pipeline” in order to achieve success for all students.  

LEA also asked lawmakers to adopt a state-wide school climate survey which would yield quantifiable data on workplace conditions and the resulting impact on the retention of educators. 

These critical dialogues with lawmakers in Richmond have helped inform legislators about many issues facing educators employed by Loudoun County Public Schools and throughout the state of Virginia.

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