Message from Beth Kontos
The days are getting longer, and my daffodils are showing their happy faces once again. Spring is a time of increased energy and rejuvenation which I see reflected in actions around the state. Please see the stories below for the recent success of AFT Massachusetts locals as well as the continued fight for fair wages for our paraprofessional units. I look forward to seeing many of you at the BTU Paraprofessional conference on April 9th and then again at the AFT MA annual convention on May 7th.
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Annual Paraprofessionals and School Related Personnel Conference
If you are an AFT paraprofessional or school related personnel (PSRP), you’ll want to join your colleagues from across the state at the AFT Massachusetts Boston Teachers Union Annual PSRP Conference on Saturday April 9th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm!
- Social Emotional Learning for Adults
- Healing Circles as a Restorative Self-Care Practice
- Restorative Yoga for Burnout Recovery
2022 Annual Convention
- AFT Massachusetts President Beth Kontos & Secretary-Treasurer Brant Duncan
- Juana Bordas, President of Mestiza Leadership International and author of Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age
- Leaders from across the state
We’ll hear about important initiatives on this year’s statewide ballot, present Distinguished Service Awards and scholarships, and further develop our collective strength as educators and organizers.