I had the great pleasure of visiting the headquarters of the National Education Association today in DC. I recorded PSAs for Read Across America and Education Support Professionals. I also had the honor of meeting the new president, Lily Ekelson García. There are a number of things I love about her. Among them:
1) She got her start in the school cafeteria.
2) She opposes standardized testing.
3) In her office, she displays photos of every single classroom that she ever taught.