Pacific

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

MARCH 20, 2020 FEA PACIFIC UPDATE

COVID-19 Action Report Dear Colleagues, It has been a difficult and challenging few weeks. We have been submersed in bad news of the developing pandemic. Not surprisingly, this has caused a great deal of concern for the health and safety of our students, families, and selves. FEA has received worried reports and inquiries from a… Read More

MARCH 2020 FEA PACIFIC UPDATE

COVID 19 News sources, and social media are unrelenting with updates and tragic stories regarding the impact of the Corona Virus. Around the Pacific, Districts and schools are preparing for the possible worsening of circumstances surrounding the spread of the virus in their area and the closing of schools. In Korea, schools have been closed… Read More

JANUARY 2020 FEA PACIFIC UPDATE

Pacific Area Leadership Council The PAL Council will hold its winter meeting February 1-3 in Okinawa. PAL meets three times a year in person and occasionally throughout the year via teleconference. There are currently five members of the council including myself, the Pacific Area Director, NEATA (Japan) President: James “Mike” Adair, TEAK (Korea) President: Sharon… Read More