Iowa State Education Association elects new president at 2012 Delegate Assembly PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jean Hessburg   
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 11:54

DES MOINES, IA (04/17/2012)(readMedia)-- Tammy Wawro, an educator serving as the Resolution Team Facilitator in the Cedar Rapids School District and as the Cedar Rapids Education Association president, was elected the Iowa State Education Association's (ISEA) new president Thursday, April 12, by the nearly 300 delegates who attended the ISEA's annual meeting in Des Moines.

Wawro has been involved in a variety of Association roles throughout her career including serving as vice president of the ISEA for the last four years.

Wawro received National Board Certification in 1999. She received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Northern Iowa in 1995 and a master's degree in educational technology in 2002.

"Tammy will make an excellent president," said outgoing ISEA president Chris Bern. "She has all of the qualities that make her an outstanding leader for the 21st century. She is committed to giving teachers the tools and resources they need and ensuring that every student has a quality teacher in the classroom. Tammy knows it takes a strong partnership to improve our schools and is determined to work with political leaders, administrators, parents, teachers, students, and the community at large to make sure it happens," added Bern. "The ISEA is in great hands with Tammy leading."

"I am excited to work with all of the talented members who make up the ISEA and humbled by the years of experience and expertise that exists within our ranks. With the combined strength of our membership and the knowledge in our profession, we are an integral part of any discussion about education today. The ISEA is the leading voice in education, and I will make sure we are at any table where discussions are taking place," said Wawro.

Also newly elected at ISEA's annual meeting is vice president elect, Mike Beranek, an elementary teacher from Western Hills Elementary School in West Des Moines.

The ISEA is a professional association made up of nearly 34,000 educators dedicated to supporting and protecting a quality public education for all Iowa students. Great Education. It's an Iowa Basic!

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