Stateside

FEA-STATESIDE Q4 2021-2022 NEWSLETTER

Diane Gibbs - FEA Director for DDESS Ben Hunter - FEA-SR General Counsel Angelia Stubbs - FEA-SR General Counsel Director’s Corner Local elections are in the air! Thank you and congratulations to those of you who saw the need and stepped up to take a more active role as a local leader. I cannot stress… Read More

FEA-STATESIDE Q3 2021-2022 NEWSLETTER

Director’s Corner - Happy New Year to everyone! We have started 2022 much like we ended 2021, but the good news is that we all made it to a brand-new year and that is much to be thankful for. As we know, the count of positive COVID cases is on the rise and it is… Read More

FEA-STATESIDE Q2 2021-2022 NEWSLETTER

Director’s Corner: It is a struggle in DDESS with morale at an all-time low. Employees are desperately holding on as not to succumb to the negative atmosphere constantly swirling around them. Administrators who see their employees struggling are often powerless to lessen or alleviate the additional work requirements HQ and superintendents are assigning. Our work… Read More

FEA-STATESIDE REGION 1ST QUARTER NEWSLETTER SY 2021-2022

Diane Gibbs, FEA Director for DDESS Ben Hunter, FEA-SR General Counsel Angelia Stubbs, FEA-SR General Counsel Director’s Corner – Welcome back to SY 2021-2022! I hope everyone was able to enjoy their time off with family and friends. It helps to make the transition back to work much easier. The Delta variant is a very… Read More

FEA STATESIDE 4TH QUARTER NEWSLETTER (2020-2021)

Director’s Corner Every year, the cold of winter melts away and spring brings a new beginning. We see trees and flowers showing off their new spring fashions and the animals are becoming more active after a long winter’s nap. Among the flurry of activity and beauty all around us, there are some things that spoil… Read More

FEA-SR DIRECTOR RAISES 24-HOUR ISSUE WITH PRESIDENT, FIRST LADY

FEA Director for DDESS Diane Gibbs, attending a White House gathering on July 4th, made sure to use her face time with President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden to inform them of the unlawful implementation of the unpaid 24-hour mandate in DoDEA Americas schools, including the recently announced schedule changes in the Southeast… Read More

FEA STATESIDE 3RD QUARTER NEWSLETTER (2020-2021)

Director’s Corner: What if DoDEA’s policy of not offering Weather and Safety Leave to its employees to mitigate the spread of COVID were an episode of “What Would You Do?” Picture it… An educator is in a public setting wearing a mask, crying and talking to her best friend who is also her colleague. She… Read More

FEA STATESIDE 2ND QUARTER NEWSLETTER (2020-2021)

Director’s Corner: I wish that I could start off this update with more positive news about DoDEA’s response to COVID, but I can’t. Cases in our schools continue to rise as the country has entered the third and worst wave of the pandemic. Instead of switching to or remaining in remote learning, all but two… Read More

AUGUST 2020 FEA STATESIDE NEWSLETTER

Diane Gibbs - FEA Director for DDESS Ben Hunter - FEA-SR General Counsel Angelia Stubbs - FEA-SR General Counsel Director’s Corner DoDEA didn’t create COVID 19 but they are responsible for how they respond to the learning and working conditions it has created for students and teachers. If I had to grade DoDEA in the… Read More

MARCH 2020 FEA STATESIDE NEWSLETTER

Jane Loggins - FEA Director for DDESS Ben Hunter - FEA-SR General Counsel Angelia Stubbs - FEA-SR General Counsel We are living in challenging times. Stateside educators have faced so much in the last year. Now, we are facing another confusing and frightening time. As our nation struggles to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers… Read More