Miah Cooper

Miah Cooper is a second-year teacher in Essexville, which is a part of the Bay City community where she grew up. The Bay City Central High School graduate was honored by the NAACP during Black History Month in February for service to the community as one of the only black teachers born, raised, and teaching…

DaVasha Lobbins

DaVasha Lobbins works as a secretary at Waverly Schools in Lansing, but she aspires to be a teacher. The 27-year-old was empowered by a high school class that taught personal finance and other life skills, so she earned a bachelor’s degree at Western Michigan University with a double major in Family and Consumer Sciences and…

2020-21 AEM Election

The election for AEM President/NEA-RA Delegate, AEM Vice President, AEM Secretary-Treasurer, and AEM NEA-RA Alternate Delegate will be held April 8-April 13, 2020. Speeches from each of the candidates can be found below. Online voting will open on Wednesday, April 8th at 5:00 p.m. and end on Monday, April 13th at 5:00 p.m. To be…

Michigan Educators Serve Communities Through Crisis

Reaching and teaching amid coronavirus school closures By Brenda Ortega MEA Voice Editor MEA member Sarah VanderMeer says her heart aches with missing her developmental kindergarteners from Brown Elementary School in Byron Center, so she checks in via FaceTime to see how they’re doing, setting up appointments through parents. Recently she spent half an hour…