The Voice of Public Education in Western Ohio

The 2022 OEA Advocacy and Organizing Institute is scheduled for February 3-5, 2022, at the Sheraton Columbus Hotel Capital Square, 75 E. State St., Columbus, Ohio 43215. Conference registration is now open!

General scholarships are being offered to individuals from local associations across the state, with preference to members who have not previously attended. Please see the attached Scholarship Information and Application for additional details.

To apply for a scholarship, please complete the attached application and return it to Dana Mayfield via email at MAYFIELDD@OHEA.ORG, or by mail to the Ohio Education Association, ATTN: Dana Mayfield, 225 E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43215, no later than Friday December 17, 2021. Scholarship recipients will be notified via email by end-of-business on Thursday, January 6, 2022.

The deadline for scholarship application is Friday, December 17, 2021. Please note that no applications will be accepted past the deadline.

As the school year gets underway, WOEA Board of Directors are excited to announce our second WOW award.  Gracie Davis is a 4th grade math teacher in Huber Heights and a proud member of HHEA, WOEA, OEA, and NEA.  Gracie has worked in the Huber Heights City school district for seven years.
Last year, Gracie noticed a need for a union rep for her building.  She stepped up and began her journey into partnering with administration, HHEA, and the staff without hesitation.  She worked endless hours and time helping her teachers and staff, while asking questions and stepping out of her comfort zone.  Being a building rep for the first time can be overwhelming, but Gracie never backed down from a discussion or a challenge.  She worked with her new principal through the contract as well as learning the ins and outs herself as a building rep.  We are so proud of her exciting energy, dedication, and leadership with HHEA.  
Prior to working in Huber Heights she worked as a teacher for Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center and as a paraprofessional for Monroe Local Schools. Gracie lives in Piqua with her husband (Josh) and two children (Lee and Jennifer). You will find Gracie in her spare time gardening and camping with her family.
Gracie continues to be a building rep this year and her presence in her building grows stronger and stronger everyday.  We are so thankful of her distinct leadership and encourage her to continue fighting for her union and contract.  Your work, time, and long hours do not go unnoticed.  Congratulations Gracie!

WOEA President Joyce Coney-Lacy