Welcome to the December edition of CEA's Building Rep News. This newsletter is designed just for you—building representatives. The links below take you to stories relevant to Connecticut teachers, and we urge you to share them with your colleagues.

Stories and flyers are printable and include timely legislative and education policy developments, professional development and other CEA events, exclusive CEA member discounts, awards and grants, and more.

Please print and distribute announcements and flyers to teachers' mailboxes or post them in the faculty breakroom; some building reps share these via email.

— In This Issue —

Connecticut Teachers Well Represented on New Governor's Policy Committees

CEA leaders, staff fill key roles on Lamont's transition committees

CEA Awards Recognize Education, Communications Excellence

Let your local and your members shine

Building Reps: How to Have a 10-Minute Meeting

Five tips for making the most of your building meetings

Don't Miss Union Night, December 27, with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers

CEA member package includes free beverage, beanie, and discounted tickets

Deck the Halls with Member Benefits

Put these fun posters in your teachers' lounge

Connecticut Salutes Its Teachers of the Year

Ceremony emphasizes teachers' personal connections to their students

"Must Be Nice to Have Summers Off!"

Comebacks to those annoying comments about your profession

ACES Building Rep Goes the Distance to Communicate With Members

Meet this month's Building Rep Superhero: Salman Hamid