NEA-RA/Region 65 Positions Election March 30, 2016

Education Association of Plano NEA-RA delegate, Region 65 Chair, Vice-Chair & Ethic Minority Rep election



  1. Vote for one
    Kari Gerakaris, Education Association of Plano I teach first grade at P.H. Miller School. Over the years I have enjoyed getting involved with Region 65 and the Education Association of Plano. I am currently a co- president and region council representative for EAP. I have attended the NEA-RA in the past would like to continue being involved at the National level.
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  1. Region 65 Chair (three year term) - (vote for 1)
    Kristin Odum- Brokaw Early Learning Center- I am in year 9 as SD308, year 3 as OESPA President and current Region 65 Vice-Chair. As a state committee member on the President Support Team, I've had the unique opportunity to work with and support the presidents of Education Associations and other Support Professional Associations. I've gained an understanding of the need to build support for public education. My experience includes: ESP Council member, 2015 Leaders for Tomorrow graduate, Region 65 representative, on organizing team of ESP Listening Tour, member of several district task forces and committees. Training and opportunities have given me the drive to become a true advocate for our students and the education profession.
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  1. Region 65 Vice -Chair (three year term) - (vote for 1)
    Phillip Kapela - I have been working with students in different locations, diverse settings with varying leadership roles for over forty-five (45) years. I have a deep passion for learning and a comprehensive commitment to effectively and successfully work students to learn during all those decades .I believe in the theorem that "the sum of the whole is greater than the sum of the parts" and work so that all members of a school community are valued parts of a successful whole. Having worked in different states (Louisiana, Missouri, Virginia, and now Illinois) in urban, rural, and suburban settings with Hispanic, African-American, and Caucasian students, I have an encompassing awareness of multiple needs.
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  1. Region 65 Ethnic Minority Representative - (vote for 1)
    Roxana Wober - I am an ethnic minority who happens to teach at Homestead Elementary School. I am a South American woman and native speaker of Spanish. I teach in the bilingual program and have a great deal of experience with the actualization of equity in education. I believe that in order to realize this vision, it is necessary to understand the forces that preclude as well as those that promote equal opportunity. My entire career as a teacher has been dedicated to ethnic minorities. My previous career as an interpreter/translator was also dominated by my drive to ensure equal opportunities for all.
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  1. Write-in