International Understanding Commission

The commission will:
  • Identify, review and recommend professional development and instructional resources for use in combating bias or discrimination while enhancing cultural competency.

    Identify, review, recommend and support professional development and opportunities for students to learn about the educational policies, programs and practices of other countries/nations.

    Assist in planning the association’s recognition of National Multicultural Diversity Day with emphasis on teaching and learning.

    Delegate a representative to advise and assist in the planning of the Human Rights/Excellence Awards Banquet.

    Manage the selection and award process for MEA Elizabeth Siddall Award, and submit a nomination for:  the NEA Applegate/Dorros Peace Award; and the David McMahon Award.

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    2015

    Vacancy  (2016-RA-Reg )

     

    2012

    Maureen Eke (2018-RA-Reg 12)

     

    2013

    Nanci Love (2016-RA-Reg 17)

     Chair

    2015

    Mark Carlson – interim (2016-RA-Reg 6)

     

    2011

    Debi Rasmussen (2017-RA-Reg 8)

     Vice Chair

    2014

    Pamela Seales (2017-RA-Reg 9)

     

    Start Date

    3 Board appointed/staggered terms/2 full consecutive 3 year. terms

    2015

    Bethany Fletcher (2016-BD-Reg 11)

     

    2015

    Jason Ostrander (2018-BD-Reg 11)

     

    2010

    Deborah Rickert (2016-BD-Reg 12)

     

    Start Date

    Up to 3 MEA Board members/2 full consecutive 3 year terms

    2015

    Mary Bouwense (2018-BdM-Reg 9)

     

    2014

    Marti Alvarez (2017-BdM-Reg 15)

     

    2015

    Eva Menefee (2018-BdM-Reg 8)

     

    Start Date

    One NEA Director/2 full consecutive 3 year terms

    2014

    Doug Hill (2016-NEA Director) 

     

    Start Date

    Liaisons:

     

    2013

    Harold Bragg (2016-MEA-Retired)

     

    2014

    Vacancy (2016-SMEA)

     

    2013

    Marcia Mackey (2017-MAHE)

     

    Staff Liaison

    Melissa Sortman

     

2015-16 Charge:
To help ensure that the education of our students and the working environments of our members are of the highest quality.

To help develop local capacity by the identification and development of strategies and policies that build on our diversity, and cultural competency.

Commission Charge: To promote global understanding through respect for diversity interdependence, and leadership to improve teaching and learning for all people.
 
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