2020 Aspiring Educators Advisory Committee
Meet the new UEA Aspiring Educators Advisory Committee leaders!
Chamy Halliday, UEA-AE Chair
My name is Chamy Halliday. I am a senior at the University of Utah, heading into my student teaching year. I am a member of the Klamath-Modoc Tribe in Klamath Falls, Oregon. I am a member of the Utah Education Association, National Education Association, the National Indian Education Association and the NEA American Indian/Alaskan Native Caucus. I have a passion for our future and believe we can bring about change together. Together we can create opportunities, support and resources for future teachers.
I attended a training last year where I heard, “We should be focusing on creating brave spaces, not safe spaces”. What is a brave space? A brave space is where you, and I, and anyone else know that we can share our ideas, thoughts, opinions with each other and won’t be disrespected, harmed, or have any other negative consequence come. In a brave space, you may feel uncomfortable, which oft times we confuse with feeling unsafe. However, it’s in those moments of discomfort that we have a unique capacity to learn and grow. I hope as we head into this 2019-2020 school year, you’ll be brave in your spaces. Speak out, speak up, stand up and stand out.
The world of education needs you. We need you.
Hallie Caldwell, Council Member representing Western Governors
My name is Hallie Caldwell and I am working on my degree from Western Governors University to be certified in Special Education/Elementary Education. I will be student teaching this upcoming Spring. I am passionate about education and creating a classroom where all students feel valued so real learning can take place. I love incorporating arts in the classroom, especially music. I am an avid reader, enjoy playing games, spending time with my family and being outdoors.
The UEA Aspiring Educators Advisory Committee manages the business of the Aspiring Educators Program and includes the AE Chair, Chair-elect and one council member representing each of the universities and colleges throughout the state.