DC Caucus of Rank and File Educators
Fighting for the school communities DC deserves
VP Elementary Schools
What position are you running for in the WTU? VP Elementary Schools
If you are running on a slate, provide the name: Unity
What school(s) do you work at? Marie Reed
What is your current role at your school? Teacher
How many years have you worked for DCPS? 9
Describe your leadership experience, including what you have done in the WTU LSAT Chair, Personnel Chair, SCAC Chair, WTU Building Rep, WTU Alternative Rep, AFT & WTU Professional Development Specialist
Why are you running? (Max. 1000 characters) I am running because it is time for change in the union leadership. We need a collective approach that is responsive to the staff that face the day to day operational challenges.
What is your vision for the union? (Max. 1000 characters) I believe in strengthening the bond between members and union membership so they feel connected.
If elected, what are your top 3 priorities that you would focus on to achieve your vision for the WTU? (Max. 1000 characters) Internal communication and support for wtu members
What are your top 3 contract priorities for future negotiations? - having a valid contract - being able to move up on the lift stage on your first year as developing - holding leadership accountable for improving teacher performance
What is the strategy the WTU should take to achieve that vision? WTU needs to have a unified vision and mission. It's important for members to be one band one sound.
If elected, what is your role in achieving that vision? As the VP of Elementary schools I would want to create an internal reporting system such as rate my school culture, and school leadership, help teachers with internal transfers. I would also create a communication log for planned vs actual meetings and keep members abreast about upcoming changes.
If elected, how do you see yourself working with caucuses like DC-CORE? It is possible to have on going collaborations with caucuses like DC- CORE.
Do you believe that the WTU should organize and prepare to be "strike ready"? No