Congratulations are in order for two amazing women. They were part of the Fairfax Education Association contingency of delegates to the VEA Convention in Hampton, Virginia, last week to conduct the important business of the association.
FEA member Theresia Anderson was honored with the VEA Education Support Professional (ESP) of the Year Award.
FEA-Retired member Barbara Allen was presented with the VEA Distinguished Service Award.
Theresia is an Instructional Assistant at Braddock Elementary School, FEA ESP Council chair, and a member of the FEA Board of Directors. She mentors and tutors and provides resources to staff and students. Theresia is guiding the effort to get to all classifications of workers to talk about their issues so that we can effectively advocate for their issues. Her effort and energy in this department is tireless, even as she juggles two full-time jobs, a family and continuing her education.
Barbara was FEA President 2002-2004. She helped form the local FEA-Retired Association, affiliated with VEA-Retired and NEA-Retired. In addition to serving on the FEA-Retired Council, Barbara organized the Government Relations Team of FEA-R and Fairfax County Retired Educators, who lobby the School Board, Board of Supervisors and General Assembly on issues important to both active and retired members.