September 2017

Madison Teacher Named 'Building Rep Superhero'

Tell us about your superpowers!

Building reps are often a teacher's first point of contact when questions arise—ranging from practical matters to sensitive subjects. They are their colleagues' contract enforcer, organizer, and spokesperson.

You listen to your fellow teachers, understand the grievance procedure, and resolve conflicts. When a fellow teacher is called in to her administrator's office to discuss an unfavorable evaluation, or when a teacher believes his job is in jeopardy, you provide representation.

As a building rep, you play a key role in your school, and we want to recognize you!

Tell us what you do for your fellow teachers. Send a brief email to, and you may qualify for a $25 gift card.

Congratulations to Building Rep Superhero Kristy Simmons on her eighth year as a building representative at Daniel Hand High School in Madison, where she has been a special education teacher for the past 10 years.

"Kristy is always positive and consistently attempts to problem solve rather than escalate issues," says CEA UniServ Rep Gloria Dimon. "She is eager to learn and strives to make working conditions better for Madison Education Association members in her building.'

"I am honored to be a building rep and honored to be part of the union," Simmons says.

Simmons was awarded a $25 gift card to Target.

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