Pacific

APRIL 22, 2022 FEA PACIFIC AREA UPDATE

FEA Pacific Area Update Amy Sweeney - Area Director Robin Smith - UniServ/General Counsel Josh Locke - UniServ/General Counsel Stephanie Trotter - Assistant UniServ   April 22, 2022   Dear Pacific Leaders and Educators, Happy Earth Day. We’re already a few weeks into 4th quarter! How that happened is sometimes a blur. So much going… Read More

JANUARY 7, 2022 FEA PACIFIC AREA UPDATE

FEA Pacific Area Update Amy Sweeney - Area Director Robin Smith - UniServ/General Counsel Josh Locke - UniServ/General Counsel Stephanie Trotter - Assistant UniServ   January 7, 2022   Dear Pacific Leaders and Educators, Happy New Year! May 2022 bring joy, peace and good, very good, health to all! NEA Foundation Awards FEA is seeking… Read More

October 27 2021 FEA Pacific Area Update

Amy Sweeney - Area Director Robin Smith - UniServ/General Counsel Josh Locke - UniServ/General Counsel Stephanie Trotter - Assistant UniServ October 27, 2021 Dear Pacific Educators, We are already into the second quarter...the first one flew by, didn't it? The busier one is, the quicker time seems to fly and we couldn't be any busier… Read More

June 10 2021 FEA Pacific Update

Amy Sweeney - Area Director Robin Smith - UniServ/General Counsel Stephanie Trotter - Assistant UniServ Dear Pacific Educators, This year is one we'll not soon forget. Mitigation strategies, social distancing, PPE, ROM and quarantine became part of our daily vocabulary. While the curve is flattening we'll continue to deal with COVID-19 for some time. The… Read More

APRIL 8 2021 FEA PACIFIC UPDATE

Amy Sweeney - Area Director Robin Smith - UniServ/General Counsel Stephanie Trotter - Assistant UniServ We are in the home stretch! We have held our heads high and navigated our way through a difficult year doing what's best for students all the while. Summer break will be especially welcomed this year as many of us… Read More

JANUARY 27 2021 FEA PACIFIC UPDATE

Amy Sweeney - Area Director Robin Smith - UniServ/General Counsel Stephanie Trotter - Assistant UniServ New Year, New President, New Beginnings Here's to a 2021 filled with change for the better and the long-awaited return to travel. Microsoft 365 As Microsoft 365 continues to roll out, DoDEA continues to state the use of a personal… Read More

NOVEMBER 25 2020 FEA PACIFIC UPDATE

Happy Thanksgiving! In looking forward to the break and our favorite family recipes, it's our holiday dinner plates that are meant to be full. Unfortunately, this applies to our work plates, too. It seems there's constantly something else added on: new initiatives, testing, data collection, additional mandatory trainings and more. There's already enough to do… Read More

OCTOBER 1 2020 FEA PACIFIC UPDATE

FEA Pacific Update   October 1, 2020 Amy Sweeney FEA Pacific Area Director 1. A Challenging Beginning Welcome back, Pacific colleagues, hello to members on AD and to our newest members. The start of the school year brought many challenges and continues to do so. Korea and Okinawa started the year in remote learning while… Read More

JUNE 2020 FEA PACIFIC UPDATE

Dear FEA Pacific Members, Congratulations to Amy Sweeney on becoming Pacific Area Director. I have known Amy for several years now having worked with her as an FRS in the North East Asia Teachers Association (NEATA). She has always impressed me as a knowledgeable and dedicated leader and I have every confidence that she will… Read More

APRIL 20, 2020 FEA PACIFIC UPDATE

A Tribute to Melanie Dear Members, As many of you already know, Melanie Horton, our longtime friend and FEA Pacific leader passed away early Monday, April 13, 2020 succumbing to her battle with cancer. This is truly a great loss to us all. I knew Melanie for several years during my time as a FRS… Read More