WEAC President Ron Martin awarded eagle feather

WEAC President Ron Martin, of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is recipient of an eagle feather for his work for Wisconsin’s public school students, educators and schools. The feather was presented to the Eau Claire eighth grade teacher by a Menominee Nation elder in a surprise ceremony at the WEAC Representative Assembly.

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WEAC is learning from the past and building for the future, WEAC President says

Inspired by the legacy handed down by our past leaders and encouraged by the incredible promise of our current and aspiring educators, the future of WEAC is very strong, WEAC President Ron Martin said Saturday at the 95th WEAC Representative Assembly. Despite what some media say, “It’s an exciting time to be a union member,” Martin said at the daylong Assembly in Stevens Point.

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As the first bell rings, one teacher’s message to Wisconsin

Growing up in Frog Creek, Wisconsin, I never knew that my family was poor. The difference-maker for me, the one thing that changed the course of my life, was my public school, led by educators who believed in me. They motivated me to become a teacher, so I could unlock the potential in others. It’s been over 20 years now, and I’m still most proud to say I’m a teacher.

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WEAC President Ron Martin says public education opened doors of opportunity in his life

“When I think of my roots growing up in Minong – technically Frog Creek Wisconsin – I would not have guessed somebody from my background or history would be able to call himself an officer, let alone the president, of the state’s largest union and the largest organization representing educators in the state of Wisconsin. What deserves all the credit for that? Public education.”

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