This last weekend, several West Hartford teachers attended the annual CEA RA in Hartford. I want to take a moment to publicly thank those teachers and to quickly explain what the R.A. is.
If you see any of the following teachers today, please take a moment to thank them for their service. Theresa McKeown, Michelle Lacroix, Tom Devine, Marilyn Tracy, Joyce Bogdan, Lillian Rausch, Eric Feeney, Marcelo Pelliccioni, David Dippolino, and myself spent about 5 hours on Friday after school and about 6 or 7 hours on Saturday at the Hartford Convention Center.
R.A. stands for representative assembly. If you picture a session of congress or a delegate convention, then you have a good idea of what an R.A. is. About 400 CEA members from across the state gathered to discuss, debate, and vote on a wide range of issues. Elections for CEA take place at the R.A. as well and we elected the CEA treasurer, secretary, and Ethnic Affairs Director for the next two years.
It is held at Mohegan Sun and is free to any member.
WHAT: New Teacher Conference
WHO: Target toward teachers in their first six years
WHEN: Saturday, March 19, 2019 (done at lunchtime)
WHERE: Mohegan Sun Casino & Convention Center
WHY: See attached brochure for session offerings and come meet your colleagues from across the state