AM Brew - June 12, 2023

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Monday, June 12, 2023


Happy Pride Month! WTU hopes that you had an opportunity to attend or participate in some of the fun and exciting Pride events in and around the District this weekend!

We will receive the remainder of our retro payment on Friday, June 16th. Retro payments were loaded into the PeopleSoft system all weekend. City Administrator, Kevin Donahue informed WTU that the District should finish programing all the retro payments onto PeopleSoft by the close of business on Tuesday, June 13th. Please reach out to your WTU Field Representative if you do not see your entire retro payment in the system by this Wednesday.

Our dedicated WTU Contract Bargaining Team met again this past Thursday and they worked hard preparing contract proposals for DCPS. Each week, you can watch a video of what they accomplished on our social media channels or website – www.wtulocal6.net.  WTU would also like to thank the 500+ members who have taken the time to fill out the Violence in Schools Survey.  We still need to hear from more members. If you haven’t already, please take a moment to check your email and fill it out. WTU will bring your feedback directly to our city leaders and the contract negotiating table.

As the school year winds down, WTU hopes you will remember to join the WTU Sick Leave Bank. We also hope you plan to participate in this year’s WTU Summer Institute. Please check out this year’s list of courses and take advantage of classes that count as PLUs or graduate credits


WTU Membership Meeting - June 13, 2023 at 4:30 PM

We hope all WTU members will join us at our June 13 Membership Meeting! Click here to register to attend! Registration is required. After your membership is confirmed, you will receive an email with a link to join the meeting from [email protected]. Check your spam folder if it isn’t in your inbox.



The Elections Committee would like to thank those members who exercised their rights and came out to vote on Friday June 9, 2023. Full election results will be posted on the WTU Website by Tuesday June 13, 2023. Reminder that there is a 15-day period (June 24, 2023) to contest election results. If you have any questions for the Elections Committee email [email protected].



1. Laura Fuchs

2. Michael Donaldson

3. Tiffany L. Brown

4. Melina Willoughby

5. Eulyn Thomas

6. Alexcia Hopkins

7. Maxine Jefferson

8. Dr. Sean Perkins

9. Regina Bell

10. Sophia Thomas, LICSW

11. Dylan Craig

12. Margaret Thomas

13. Nadia Torney

14. Tora Wannamaker

15. Chrystal Puryear

16. Jiama Carroll

17. Concha Johnson

18. Natalie Porter-McCuiston

19. Dr. Wendy Woods

20. Dorothy Darbouze

21. Linda Moore-Garoute

22. Clare Berke

Elections Committee

1. Chrystal Puryear

2. Melina Willoughby

3. Dawn Brodus-Yougha, Ed.D

4. Margaret Thomas

5. Dieter Lehmann Morales

6. Tiffany L. Brown

7. Concha Johnson

8. Karen Kassekert


1. Dylan Craig

2. Chrystal Puryear

3. Nadia Torney

4. Dr. Sean Perkins

5. Clare Berke

6. Concha Johnson

7. Linda Moore-Garoute

8. Maxine Jefferson

9. Michael Donaldson

10. Natalie Porter-McCuiston


Enrollment for the Sick Leave and Maternity Leave Banks is OPEN

Join the WTU Sick Leave and Maternity Leave Banks. If you are already a member, there is no need to rejoin.

Click here to join the WTU Sick Leave or Maternity Leave Banks

Contact Charmaine Wilks at 202 517-1475 or at [email protected] to enroll or with any questions. Open enrollment will occur from June 1, 2023 through August 31, 2023. After you complete the form, you will receive a confirmation email from Google Forms; be sure to check your spam folder.


WTU Constitution and Bylaws

There has been a petition submitted to amend the WTU Constitution and Bylaws. The petition will be voted on during the membership meeting on June 13. See below. If the WTU membership passes the amendment, it will go to the American Federation of Teachers for review.

Contract Team update


DCPS in the News


Retirement Seminar

It’s never too early to plan for your retirement. The DC Retirement Board has offered to host another retirement session in June. Day and time of the session will be based on the DCRB’s availability. Please complete this form to indicate your interest in attending a retirement session in June. Click here to express interest in attending a future session.


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


Professional Development

WTU Summer Institute

The WTU’s Summer Institute Course Catalogue is available HERE.

Click on the course catalogue to explore courses or Click here to register!

AFT Teach 2023, July 20-23

Washington Hilton at 1919 Connecticut Ave NW
AFT TEACH 2023 | American Federation of Teachers


LEA Look Forward for June 9, 2023:

WIDA Standards Rollout, Menstrual Health Resources and More! (mailchi.mp)



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