We Support Lily

 

“I’m with Lily!  From lunch lady to teacher to state leader, Lily has been a voice for students and educators. Lily has demanded what’s best for our students and our members and will continue to move public education forward. Go, Lily!”

  • Betty Weller, State President, Maryland State Education Assn.

 

“It is a pleasure to work with and serve under the extraordinary leadership of Lily Eskelsen-Garcia!  Lily is a strategic coach, fearless social justice warrior, education advocate and passionate defender of students and members.  Lily strategically guided NEA through the Re-authorization of No Child Left Behind, now ESSA.  Lily also has taken ownership of steering the Association as we address and work to eradicate Institutional Racism in education.  Lily is NEA’s leader for today and tomorrow!”

  • Charles Smith, State President, Missouri-NEA

 

“Lily is a brilliant leader that inspires all education professionals working inside and outside the classroom! She truly understands what resources all educators need to educate the whole student!”

  • Jerad Reay, ESP State President, Utah School Employees Assn.

 

“We need her voice for children and members, more now than ever.”

  • Larry Purtill, State President NEA-Rhode Island

 

Lily Eskelsen Garcia possesses the professional tenacity to tackle the challenges that face the nation’s public schools and the three million educators that are members of the largest labor union in the United States. Her wit and charm belie the bulldog advocacy for ALL students and educators.”

  • Callie Marksbary, Secretary-Treasurer, Indiana State Teacher’s Association

 

Lily Eskelsen Garcia is an inspirational and motivational force. She has earned my deep appreciation for her support in my roles on the Ethnic Minorities Affair Committee, as a state officer and as a past NEA director. Lily is truly dedicated to this organization and making public schools the very best they can be for our students.”

  •  Ron “Duff” Martin, State President, Wisconsin Education Association Council

 

“Although each state affiliate is unique, Lily has the ability to bring us all together to work to protect our public schools and our union. I wholeheartedly support Lily’s re-election for the position of NEA President.”

  • Martha Allen, State President Vermont-NEA

 

“Education is transforming before our eyes and finally heading in the right direction. I am so very proud of our NEA President, Lily Eskelsen-Garcia, for guiding us here and leading the way for our future and student success nationwide.”            

  • Kim Mead, State President Washington Education Association

 

“There is a reason so many of us here in Utah are fiercely loyal to Lily.  We are witness to Lily’s never-ending heart for kids and our profession. We trust Lily to make us laugh – while at the same demanding action.  Come on, NEA!  Let’s seize this opportunity and re-elect our fearless, tenacious, visionary, Lily.”

  • Heidi Matthews, Utah
The Northern Tier States
Recommend Lily unanimously
Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming 

 

ALABAMA

Sheila Hocutt Remington

JoAnn Smith

Ashley Strickland

Donna West

 

ALASKA

Tim Parker

Mary Parrish

 

ARIZONA

Joe Thomas

John Campbell

Julie Horwin

 

ARKANSAS

Brenda Robinson, state president

Carol Fleming

Cathy Koehler

 

CALIFORNIA

Carol Bower

Kenneth Tang

Karen Schuett

Colleen Briner-Schmidt

Bill Freeman

Linda Crow

Jacqueline Coleman

Charmaine Banther

Krista Patterson

Mary Levi

Robert Rodriguez

Barbara Schulman

Gerri Gandolfo

Robert Ellis

C. Scott Miller

Eric Dills

 

COLORADO

Kerrie Dallman

Amie Baca-Oehlert

Lawrence Garcia

 

CONNECTICUT

Sheila Cohen

Pat Jordan

John Horrigan

Gary Peluchette

Tom Nicholas

Jeff Leake

 

DELAWARE

Frederika Jenner

Dom Zaffora

Karen Crouse

 

FEDERAL

Chuck McCarter

Brian Chance

Michael Priser

 

FLORIDA

Joanne McCall

Barbara Wilmarth

Kathi Gundlach

Felicia Hampshire

Luke Flynt

 

GEORGIA

Sid Chapman

Donnell Cox

Daniel Sobczak

 

HAWAII

Corey Rosenlee

Cliff Fukuda

Amy Perruso

Justin Hughey

Jean Dobashi

 

IDAHO

Penni Cyr

Kari Overall

 

ILLINOIS

Cinda Klickna

Tom Tully

Rainy Kaplan

Jim Grimes

Dave Watts

Gladys Marquéz

Al Llorens

Kathi Griffin

Alex Wallace

 

INDIANA

Teresa Meredith

Alene Smith

Hilda Kendrick-Appiah

Callie Marksbary

Sarah Borgman

 

IOWA

Tammy Wawro

Barb Cunningham

Mike Beranek

Tom McLaughlin

 

KANSAS

Mark Farr

Ruth Ellen Goff

Sandra Walker

Sherri Schwanz

 

KENTUCKY

Stephanie Winkler

Matthew Powell

Lakilia Bedeau

 

LOUISIANA

Debbie Meaux

Daryl Roberson

 

MAINE

Lois Kilby-Chesley

Michael Thurston

Tom Curran

 

MARYLAND

Betty Weller

Russell Leone

Gary Brennan

Doug Lea

Mavis Ellis

Cheryl Bost

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Erik Champy

Ryan Hoyt

Diana Marcus

Donnie McGee

Tim Sheehan

 

MICHIGAN

Steve Cook

Paula Herbart

Doug Hill

Martha Alvarez

Dan Rudd, Retired

Alec Thomson

Rick Trainor

Nancy Strachan

Drew Campbell

 

MINNESOTA

Denise Specht

Robin Courrier

Don Sinner

 

MISSISSIPPI

Joyce Helmick

Darein Spann

Christopher Stevens

 

MISSOURI

Charles Smith

Phil Murray

Lisa Kickbusch

Brent Fullington

Martha Karlovitz

 

MONTANA

Amanda Curtis

 

NEBRASKA

Nancy Fulton

John Heineman

Deb Gnuse

John Jensen

 

NEVADA

Ruben Murillo

Tracy Phillips

Brian Flick

Natha Anderson

Brian Rippet

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Bonnie Doherty

 

NEW JERSEY

Marilyn Weeks-Ryan

Ann-Margaret Shannon

Jacqui Greadington

 

NEW MEXICO

Betty Patterson

Gerri Franco

Mary Parr-Sanchez

 

NEW YORK

Karen Magee

Lola Kelly

Phillipe Abraham

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Mark Jewell

Kristy Moore

 

NORTH DAKOTA

Karen Askerooth

 

OHIO

Becky Higgins

Emilly Osterling

HaSheen Wilson

Sophia Rodriguez

Robin Robinson-Jeffries

Tim Myers

Jeff Rhodes

Scott DiMauro

 

OKLAHOMA

Alicia Priest

 

OREGON

Reed Scott-Schwalbach

Judy Harris

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Pam Brown

Marsha Fabian

Tiffany Back

Kizzy Nicholas

Debbie Lee

Chuck Thompson

Dolores McCracken

Sue Jones

 

RHODE ISLAND

Larry Purtill

Val Lawson

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Bernadette Hampton

Ronnie Ray James

Sherry East

 

SOUTH DAKOTA

Mary McCorkle

Bob Hoffman, Retired

Lisa Jennings

 

TENNESSEE

Barbara Gray

Diccie Smith

Tanya Coats

Beth Brown

 

TEXAS

Noel Candelaria

Ovidia Molina

Angela Davis

 

UTAH

Heidi Matthews

Jerad Reay

Ed Sanderson

Marie Leonard

Roger Donohoe

Mike Harman

 

VERMONT

Martha Allen

Don Tinney

Jon-Paul Roden

Alison Sylvester

 

VIRGINIA

Jim Livingston

Dr. James Fedderman

 

WASHINGTON

Kim Mead

Vallerie Fisher

Bill Lyne

Antoinette Felder

Kris Cameron

Martha Patterson

Debby Chandler

 

WEST VIRGINIA

Dale Lee

Kimberly Bonnett

Wayne Spangler

 

WISCONSIN

Ron Duff Martin

Lynn Goss

Lori Cathey

Britt Hall

 

WYOMING

Amy Simpson

Bob McCarty

Kathy Vetter