Brandi Wilder is a school bus driver in Frederick County, where she’s paired older and younger students for Story Time on the Bus to build community and reinforce academic skills. She’s also very politically active, helping interview local candidates for her union’s Political Action Committee for Education and representing member concerns at school board and board of supervisor meetings. In addition, she co-chairs FCEA’s Education Support Professionals Committee and is one of eight county school employees appointed to a committee by the superintendent to share concerns and solutions with administration.
“She is a role model of involvement, leadership, and compassion,” says FCEA President Shaniqua Williams. “She safely transports students, organizes and provides holiday meals and gifts for families in need, helps distribute food for our students during the pandemic, and organizes networking events for her fellow ESPs.”
This conference is designed to provide participants with professional development opportunities that elevate the careers of educations support professionals by providing them with the tools they need to: build skills specific to their careers, build strong internal and external relationships, build stronger locals, organize members, and enhance NEA ESP members’ ability to positively influence student achievement.
The 2022 conference is set for March 25-27 in New Orleans. Stay tuned for details about registering!
The VEA and NEA offer numerous avenues to build your skills and advance in the profession.