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New Task Force Enlists Young Educators to Improve the Association

During the 2017 House of Delegates, voting participants approved New Business Item No. 1, which instructed the UEA to create the “Envision UEA” task force. The task force, comprised entirely of “early career educators/young professionals (under 35),” is charged with reporting to the UEA Board recommendations to support the goals of “new educator engagement, recruitment and support campaign, as well as other efforts to engage support and recruit new teachers…”

The following young educators, representing each local UniServ, were selected for the Envision UEA Task Force through a rigorous application process:

Note: The representative from Ogden-Weber UniServ has yet to be selected. Educators from the Ogden-Weber UniServ who meet the requirements below, please apply here.

BreAnn Russell, educator in Grand School District, has agreed to serve as chair of the task force. The task force held its first meeting Nov. 15-16 at the UEA Office in Murray.

The goal of the Envision UEA task force is to achieve a long-term vision for organizing and building for the UEA's future. The task force will conduct research by communicating with leaders, members and potential members, to make recommendations and will report their findings to the UEA Board of Directors and the 2018 House of Delegates. 

The UEA has invited early career educators/young professionals under age 35 from all across the state to participate in the Envision UEA Task Force. The task force is charged with conducting research, making recommendations and submitting a report to the UEA Board of Directors and the 2018 House of Delegates. A $1,500 stipend is provided for each task force participant.

Participant Requirements:
  • Must be currently employed in a Utah public school with a reputation for professionalism and excellence in the classroom;
  • Must be able to devote approximately 10 hours per month for a six-month period;
  • Must be willing to travel across the state to meet with fellow educators (travel reimbursement provided);
  • Must be a UEA member in good standing;
  • Educators with less than 10 years of teaching experiences are especially encouraged to apply; and
  • Must be under age 35.

Applications for task force participants were accepted through Sept. 30, 2017. A $1,500 stipend, plus travel reimbursement, is provided for each selected applicant who participates.

GOALS

The goal of the Envision UEA task force is to achieve a long-term vision for organizing and building for the UEA's future. The task force will conduct research by communicating with leaders, members and potential members, to make recommendations and will report their findings to the UEA Board of Directors and the 2018 House of Delegates.
  1. Delve deeply into future issues and opportunities for the profession and association;
  2. Research related studies, data;
  3. Collect input from leaders, members, and potential members in each UniServ;
  4. Engage in the design prototyping of future images of the profession; and
  5. Report findings and recommendations to the UEA Board (April) for consideration by the House of Delegates at the 2018 meeting (May).

HISTORY

New Business Item No. 1 (see below), was approved by the 2017 UEA House of Delegates. This action approved creation of the Envision UEA Task Force, to be comprised of “early career educators/young professionals” under the age of 35 from all UniServs. The task force is charged with reporting to the UEA Board recommendations to support the goals of “new educator engagement, recruitment and support campaign, as well as other efforts to engage support and recruit new teachers…”

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