BEA Line - April 2018

Post date: Apr 30, 2018 6:28:05 PM

Words from the Prez:

As I reflect on the past several weeks, I am full of mixed emotions. I feel frustrated, angry, exhausted, confused, and overwhelmed. I replay the days and weeks and wonder how

things could have played out differently. I’ve grown. I’ve learned. I’ve become a stronger person. I’ve developed a new passion for advocacy and lobbying. I am incredibly proud to have stood with some of the most amazing teachers and public education advocates in Oklahoma. Bartlesville’s teachers showed up day after day at the capitol and in Bartlesville to fight for our profession and our students. You took long bus rides, spent your own money for gas and hotels, you stood along the roads in Bartlesville, you waited in line for hours to get inside the capitol, you researched, you asked questions, you fought tirelessly for public education. You made a difference and I could not be prouder to call you my co-workers and friends. We made progress TOGETHER. We took a first step-forward TOGETHER. We stood TOGETHER, and our voices were heard. There is still much work to be done. Like me, I know you are frustrated, angry, exhausted, confused and overwhelmed. Let’s hold each other up and continue to push forward. TOGETHER we truly are stronger. It was an honor and privilege to stand with you this year.

Heather Boyle

BEA President