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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Vacancy (2016-RA-Reg )
Maureen Eke (2018-RA-Reg 12)
Nanci Love (2016-RA-Reg 17)
Mark Carlson – interim (2016-RA-Reg 6)
Debi Rasmussen (2017-RA-Reg 8)
Pamela Seales (2017-RA-Reg 9)
3 Board appointed/staggered terms/2 full consecutive 3 year. terms
Bethany Fletcher (2016-BD-Reg 11)
Jason Ostrander (2018-BD-Reg 11)
Deborah Rickert (2016-BD-Reg 12)
Up to 3 MEA Board members/2 full consecutive 3 year terms
Mary Bouwense (2018-BdM-Reg 9)
Marti Alvarez (2017-BdM-Reg 15)
Eva Menefee (2018-BdM-Reg 8)
One NEA Director/2 full consecutive 3 year terms
Doug Hill (2016-NEA Director)
Harold Bragg (2016-MEA-Retired)
Marcia Mackey (2017-MAHE)
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.