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Trotwood teachers, staff stage a 'Walk-In'

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Brandy Tirado
Trotwood teacher
For almost a year, Trotwood teachers and staff have been working without a contract. On March 2, staff at Westbrooke Village Elementary staged a 'Walk-In' to show their commitment to doing their best for all students.

On March 2, teachers and support staff held a 'Walk-In' at several Trotwood schools.

They met their students outside the school buildings before the day began and walked-in with them.

For almost a year, members of the Trotwood Madison Education Association have worked without a contract. The union and the school board have been to the bargaining table 38 times without reaching an agreement.

Brandy Tirado is a fourth-grade math teacher at Westbrooke Village Elementary.

“I would like the board to see that we’re putting social and emotional learning in place within our classrooms to try and help students regulate their emotions," Tirado explained. "We’re having great classroom management and creating a learning environment that feels welcoming for the kids.”

The union and the Trotwood Madison School Board are expected to resume negotiations March 17 with the help of a federal mediator.

Kathryn Mobley is an award-winning broadcast journalist, crafting stories for more than 30 years. She’s reported and produced for TV, NPR affiliate and for the web. Mobley also contributes to several area community groups. She sings tenor with World House Choir (Yellow Springs), she’s a board member of the Beavercreek Community Theatre and volunteers with two community television operations, DATV (Dayton) and MVCC (Centerville).

Email: kmobley@wyso.org
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