Category: Announcements

Tuesday, May 6, is National Teacher Day. It is a time to thank our teachers for all they do for the children of Alabama.  You can find resources on AEA’s Teacher Appreciation Pinterest Board and on NEA’s Website. Celebrate National Teacher Day by using the hashtag #ThankaTeacher on social media.

Date: 05/06/14
Category: Announcements

The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding mobility options for people with disabilities is sponsoring a contest to honor local heroes who have overcome the challenges of living with a disability. Moulton Elementary teacher Courtney Boyll is one of those local heroes entered in the contest. Boyll, a third […]

Date: 04/19/14
Category: Announcements

How does a Title I elementary school create and sustain a successful art program during a time when there is no funding for arts education? Some very determined and dedicated AEA members, along with a very supportive faculty, figured out a way and have maintained it for 10 years. When Rebecca Threlkeld became the new […]

Date: 04/15/14
Category: Announcements

The Future Teachers of Alabama (FTA) and TEACH Alabama celebrated the 8th Annual Grow Our Own Week February 10 – 14, 2014. Grow Our Own Week is designed to promote teaching in the state of Alabama, the importance of being a teacher, and to encourage more students to consider teaching as a career choice. The […]

Date: 03/21/14
Category: Announcements

AEA member Tom Brandon, a school bus driver and teacher at Walnut Grove Elementary in Madison County, was recently named the Neighborhood Best School Bus Driver by the Steve Harvey Show. Neighborhood Awards recognize unsung individuals and businesses who exemplify excellence in their communities. Brandon, a 32-year math and science teacher, has been a school […]

Date: 03/15/14
Category: Announcements

Karen Watson, child nutrition manager at Sylacauga High School, is being heralded a hero by the local school system, the national School Nutrition Association (SNA), and the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF), the philanthropic arm of the SNA. She is being honored by the national SNA and SNF as a School Nutrition Hero for volunteer work […]

Date: 03/07/14
Category: Announcements

January 29, 2014, marked the one year anniversary of the kidnapping of five year-old Ethan Gillmore and the tragedy that took the life of Charles Poland, Jr. in Dale County. Protecting the children on his bus, Poland will forever be remembered for courageously standing in the way and challenging a gun-weilding madman, before being shot […]

Date: 02/22/14
Category: Announcements

Dale County School Superintendent Donny Bynum, who helped guide his school system and community through the trauma of a young student’s kidnapping at gunpoint and the murder of an employee, has been named the 2014 Superintendent of the Year by the School Superintendents of Alabama (SSA). Bynum, who received the honor from his peers, will […]

Date: 02/17/14
Category: Announcements

Dr. Tyna D. Davis, manager of the Education Policy and Professional Practice department, retired effective December 31, 2013, after having served as a professional employee of the Alabama Education Association for more than 33 years. In addition to serving as manager of Education Policy and Professional Practice, Davis was the manager of the Human and […]

Date: 02/14/14
Category: Announcements

By Dr. Henry C. Mabry, AEA Executive Secretary Education interests have debated for more than a year as to whether the Common Core State Standards Initiative should be implemented in Alabama. Proponents say it is a panacea, and opponents say it is a pariah. As it stands, the State Department of Education (SDE) and the […]

Date: 02/13/14
Category: Announcements