To keep his spirits up during some health issues, DFT President Emeritus John Elliott needs to hear from members who were officers or executive board members during his term. Please give him a call on his cell at 248-809-2863.
After 21 years in the DFT leadership, six as president, Keith Johnson announced to the membership tonight that he will not seek re-election in November and retire when his current term ends in January, 2015.
"The time has come for me to let the DFT transition more into an organizing and mobilization mode, not just a representative mode," Johnson said. "I have worked to put the DFT into a position to faciliate such a transition."
The 2014-15 DFT calendars are available. If you have not received your calendars, please call 313-875-6776.
News in this issue of The Detroit Teacher:
- We Did It! The DFT Defeats 10 Percent Cut
- Teacher of the Year: She Thinks We're Smart
- Stop Taking the Easy Way Out
- All is Still Not Well in the World of DPS
and much more...[Download here].
The DFT is asking members to help increase enrollment and avoid the possibility of layoffs. To do this, contact any student on your rolls who has not attended school. Please reach out to familes and urge them to send their students to school as soon as possible.
The following DFT members are in urgent need of donated sick days: Brian Dolechek, homebound teacher; Lisa Bonner, school psychologist; Voncile Campbell, of Chrysler Elementary School; Cynthia Williams of East English Village Preparatory Academy; Princess Wilford at Noble Elementary School; Sheilia Weaver at Keidan Special Education Center; and Tracy E. Jolly at Pulaski Elementary School. If you can help by donating a sick day to them, please [download this form] and fax it to the Office of Payroll at 313-873-4448. The day IS NOT recorded as an absence. The number of days in your sick bank is just reduced and not recorded as used.