The Voice of Public Education in Western Ohio

The two women had never met before. “She was standing by herself crying,” Pickett said. “You never leave anyone alone.” Celeste is a teacher member of the Dayton Education Association.

Dayton Education Association's Celeste Pickett:
Celeste was featured as the lead photo in a story about acts of kindness. She attended a prayer vigil in Dayton when she came across a woman crying. As wrote: "As tears streamed down her face she stood in the strong embrace of Celeste Pickett of Dayton.

Each boot camp will begin Friday at 5:00 p.m. and conclude by 4:00 p.m., Saturday. All meals, materials, and overnight lodging will be provided for each participant. Participants will be notified regarding the status of your application approximately three weeks prior to the boot camp. Click here to apply online: Need more information before applying? Contact Eric Watson-Urban at

Dayton October 18-19th Application Deadline: September 20, 2019
Columbus November 15-16th Application Deadline: October 18, 2019
Findlay November 22-23rd Application Deadline: October 25, 2019

An OEA Bargaining Boot Camp is an intensive, team-based training about incorporating essential organizing and bargaining concepts as part of your local association’s culture. The training will also provide local-specific financial analysis, health insurance, and contract language assessments.

Gestures of kindness, compassion and love shine through in Dayton’s darkest hour

So many Daytonians have dealt with the the horrific tragedy in the Oregon District earlier this month in as many different ways.
Countless joint council members have undoubtedly been touched by the tragedy. 


​​Online registration will open in October. 

WOEA Donates to Cause

Educators of Montgomery County's Thomas Schreier:
Compelled by the horrific tragedy in the Oregon District earlier this month, Thomas Schreier, known in the artistic world as Thomas Cole, covered the Sarah McLachlan song "Angel". Thomas is an educational assistant member of the Educators of Montgomery County.