AM Brew - April 4, 2022

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Monday, April 4, 2022


Representative Assembly Meeting - Tuesday, April 5 @ 4:30pm

Building Reps and Delegates please join the meeting with the link you were emailed.

All others, please join via ZoomWebinar ID: 965 7626 2336; Passcode: 019966.


April 9th 10-3 - Reading Opens the World Book Palooza & Community Fair

Interested in volunteering? Help sort books April 5-9 and take your books then! To volunteer, sign up at https://bit.ly/3GQrEIf

Download the flyer to learn more.

Descargue el folleto para obtener más información.


Teacher Leader Surveys

Please support our Teacher Leaders by completing these surveys.


Remembering President Davis

On the anniversary of her passing, we want to remember President Elizabeth Davis. Liz was at the forefront of public education advocacy and reform, leading the WTU’s transformation into a social justice, solution-driven organization dedicated to advancing and promoting quality education for all children, irrespective of their zip codes or results of the school lottery, improving teaching and learning conditions, and aggressively amplifying the voice of teachers in the dialogue around issues of teaching and learning. Her legacy continues to shape the WTU as well as education across the District.



The Washington Teachers’ Union will soon be conducting internal elections for several positions in accordance with the WTU Constitution and By-Laws.

The WTU Elections Website has been updated to include a document detailing the collection process for nomination petitions. Please click here to access this document as well as the Elections Packet (Cover letter, Election Notice and Nominating Petitions). Content may also be accessed through the main WTU Website. 

As the Elections Committee receives questions from members about the nomination and election processes we will continue to update the elections FAQ.


Prior to going to the WTU Office to submit petition(s), candidates should call the WTU office to ensure Valerie Kilby or Jasmine Wright is available to receive their petition(s). WTU Main Office number: (202) 517 1477; Valerie Kilby’s direct line (202) 517 0728.

Join the WTU Elections Committee for an Information Session about the Nominations and Petitions Process this Thursday April 7, 2022 from 6:30pm - 7:00pm on Zoom.  Zoom Meeting ID: 810 3075 0676   Passcode: 400544.

This session will be recorded and shared in the Morning Brew.

If you have any questions or concerns for the WTU Elections Committee please email [email protected] or leave a message by calling 2025053309. 



Please continue to report COVID related issues to the situation room - http://bit.ly/WTUSafeOpenings
And any testing or reporting issues to OSSE (OSSE Online Complaint Form (dc.gov).


AM Brew News and Notices will be archived at https://www.wtulocal6.net/AMBrew.


Professional Development

Additional PD highlights are posted to the PD Blog at https://www.wtulocal6.net/pdblog


WTU Spring 2022 PD Trainer Search!!!

Here is the APPLICATION to join our team of highly engaging and knowledgeable PD Trainers.

Find out more information about this amazing opportunity at the Spring 2022 WTU Trainer Recruitment Information Session, which will be held virtually April 7, 2022 @ 6:30pm-7:15pm. Please register HERE today!!!!

  • Application Deadline: 4/30 @ 11:59pm
  • There will be opportunities to interview with a panel between 5/1 and 5/13/2022
  • Accepted Applicants will be notified by 5/20/2022.


WTU Professional Learning - SPRING 2022 Course Offerings

Sign up now HERE for amazing, engaging, and informative virtual spring professional development with the WTU including these upcoming classes (1 FREE class for new WTU members):

Free WTU PD Workshops:

Learn more and Register for all classes HERE.


Donors Choose Information Session (TODAY April 4 @ 6:30-7:30pm via Zoom)

Register HERE to attend a Donors Choose Information Session with Donors Choose Ambassador & DCPS Teacher Claire Battle who has gotten 87 projects funded!!!


Upcoming Events

April 4, 2020 at 4:30pm - Representative Assembly

Join via ZoomWebinar ID: 965 7626 2336; Passcode: 019966.

April 9th 10-3 - Reading Opens the World Book Palooza & Community Fair

Download the flyer to learn more.

Descargue el folleto para obtener más información.

SAVE THE DATE: Sat., May 14 @ 9am-2pm - 2022 WTU Teacher Leader Virtual Research Symposium

Register HERE for an amazing lineup of research presentations on topics ranging from mental health to diversity in the curriculum to the certification/licensure process.


Partner events and other upcoming events of interest are also posted to the AMBrew Blog.



Report unsafe conditions at http://bit.ly/WTUSafeOpenings

As part of the MOA, the WTU and DCPS teams will meet weekly to review and find solutions to any violations of the #ReopenStrong: School Building Readiness Checklist. If you see something out of compliance, please report it at http://bit.ly/WTUSafeOpenings. As you click on an area of the form, a drop-down box will appear to allow you to enter comments. Or simply complete the text box at the end of the form. All reports will remain confidential and no identifying information will be provided to DCPS.

WTU Memorandums of Agreement with DCPS.


ICYMI: DC Educator Wellness Center

In partnership with EVERFI, a social impact educational technology company, the WTU is pleased to share with you the DC Educator Wellness Center. The funding for the DC Educator Wellness Center is provided by Johnson & Johnson. In the DC Educator Wellness Center you will find access to a prevention-forward, self-guided, digital microlearning experience designed to provide you with on-demand content related to mental health. The growing list of topics includes Mental Health Basics, Managing Mental Health Challenges, Developing Resilience, Supporting Loved Ones With Mental Health Challenges, and Mindful Living.

We’re continuing to update our database.

Please help us ensure we have your current personal contact information on file. Email [email protected] to provide us with updated information.


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