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NEA delegates re-elect Wisconsin teacher to its Executive Committee

Shelly Moore Krajacic: ‘Our greatest success comes when our students succeed’

MINNEAPOLIS - July 05, 2018 -

Shelly Moore Krajacic, a high school English and drama teacher from Ellsworth, Wisconsin, won re-election to serve a second term on NEA’s Executive Committee, the highest governing body for the 3 million-member National Education Association. Moore Krajacic, a National Board Certified Teacher with two decades in the classroom, will begin serving a three-year term on September 1.

"I’m honored that delegates have re-elected me to serve a second term on NEA’s Executive Committee," said Moore Krajacic. "Our greatest success comes when our students succeed, and that is the driving passion in my work as a teacher, as an education advocate, and an NEA Executive Committee member. We are as strong as we believe, act and dream."

Moore Krajacic has been a leader within her community on the state, local and national level. Prior to her election, Moore Krajacic served as a treasurer of her local association and is a past president and vice president. She also was a member of the board of directors of NEA and its state affiliate, the Wisconsin Education Association Council.

"I’ve had the opportunity to work beside Shelly Moore Krajacic on NEA’s Executive Committee these past three years, and I know that NEA members have a passionate advocate in her, especially with her work around the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act," said NEA President Lily Eskelsen García. The legislation, passed by Congress in 2015, replaced the failed No Child Left Behind that treated students as test scores and drastically narrowed school curriculum only to what would be taught on standardized tests. "This new education law provides educators a voice to ensure equity, access and opportunity for every student. Shelly has been an integral part of helping our members with the important process of implementing this new law and providing ways to get involved to make a difference in their classrooms."

Moore Krajacic, who grew up in Beloit, Wisconsin, earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a master’s degree in English education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. During her address to the delegation, Moore Krajacic reflected on her forthcoming role as a mother.

"I want my daughter to be born into a world where this union is working hard to make her and every child’s dreams become a reality," added Moore Krajacic. "Whatever she chooses to be — from the classroom to the boardroom or from the courthouse to the White House — she and her professional will be treated with respect."

The NEA Executive Committee consists of nine members — three executive officers and six members elected at-large by more than 6,000 delegates attending the NEA Representative Assembly, which was held this year in Minneapolis. The committee is responsible for general policy and interests of NEA, and it acts for the NEA Board of Directors in between its four regularly scheduled meetings each year.

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