Wesley for NEA 2019


My Name is Michael Wesley Jr. I am a 4th Generation Educator from the Great State of Alabama.  Born and raised in Fairfield, Alabama, I am the oldest son of Rev. Dr. Michael Wesley Sr. and Venita Wesley, both retired educators respectively.

This year marks my 14th year in Public Education. My teaching career started in 2005 when I was hired as a Highly Qualified 6th Grade Language Arts Teacher at Huffman Middle School within the Birmingham City School District.

After my first year teaching 6th Grade in Birmingham City Schools, I was hired as a Highly Qualified 3rd Grade Teacher at Trace Crossings Elementary. For the past 13 years, I’ve had the awesome privilege of teaching 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade within the Hoover City School District, one of the top 10 school districts in the state of Alabama.

While in Birmingham & Hoover City School Districts, I’ve served as an active member of the Alabama Education Association in many capacities. While at Trace Crossings, I’ve served as a building representative and legislative contact for our district. Additionally, I’ve had the privilege of serving as President, Vice President and Executive Board Member of the Hoover Education Association.

As a 2011 Emerging Leaders Graduate, I’ve served the Alabama Education Association as a member of the AEA Budget Commission, AEA Resolutions Commission, AEA PR&R Commission, AEA- EPPP Commission, AEA Legislative Contact Team, The Association of Classroom Teachers Board of Directors, and the Alabama Education Association Board of Directors.

Since 2010, I’ve served Alabama nationally, as a local and state delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly. In 2013, I was elected to serve the Great State of Alabama on the NEA Resolutions Committee. While on the NEA Resolutions Committee, I’ve served faithfully as a member and Co-Chair of the Lifelong Learning Sub-Committee. This year marks my 5th year of service on the NEA Resolutions Committee.

My experience as a Highly Qualified elementary school teacher, as an active member of the Alabama Education Association, The National Education Association and as a pastor of one of the oldest African American churches established in Birmingham, Alabama has prepared me “For a Time Such as This!”

Let’s Stand Strong for Our Students!

Let’s Stand Strong for Our Teachers!

Let’s Stand Strong for America!

Elect – Michael Wesley Jr., ED.S. for NEA Executive Committee 2019

  “Standing Strong for Public Education!”

For a Time Such as This!

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“Solidarity Forever!”


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