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.
I am a Highly Motivated-Success Driven-Teacher, Scholar, Advocate & Lifelong Learner!
This year marks my 14th year serving as an Elementary Public Education Teacher. My teaching career started in 2005 as a Highly Qualified 6th Grade Language Arts Teacher at Huffman Middle School within the Birmingham City School System.
After my first year teaching, I was hired as a Highly Qualified 3rd Grade Teacher at Trace Crossings Elementary within the Hoover City School System. For the past 13 years, I’ve had the awesome privilege of teaching 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade in one of the top 10 school districts in the State of Alabama. Our school is ranked as the Most Diverse Elementary School in the State.
In 2011, I was selected to participate in & soon graduated from the Alabama Education Association Emerging Leaders program. Every since then I’ve had the privilege of serving the Alabama Education Association on the Local, State, and National Level in many capacities.
Locally, I’ve served as an active member of the Hoover City Education Association in wide range of capacities. While at Trace Crossings Elementary, I’ve served as a Building Representative, Legislative Contact Team Member and a member of the PR&R Commission. Additionally, I’ve had the privilege of serving locally as President, Vice President and as a member of the Executive Board for Hoover City.
Statewide, I’ve had the awesome opportunity of serving the Alabama Education Association as a member of the Budget Commission, the Resolutions Commission, PR&R Commission, the EPPP Commission. I’ve served as a member of the AEA Legislative Contact Team, The Association of Classroom Teachers Board of Directors, and as a member of the Alabama Education Association Board of Directors.
Nationally, I’ve served Alabama as both a local and state delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly since 2011. In 2013, I was elected to serve the Great State of Alabama as a member of 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 6th 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, a Member of The National Education Association Resolutions Committee and as pastor of one of the oldest African American churches in Birmingham, Alabama has prepared me to serve in this capacity “For a Time Such as This!”
Let’s Stand Strong for Our Students!
Let’s Stand Strong for Our Members!
Let’s Stand Strong for America!
Elect Michael Wesley Jr. for NEA Executive Committee 2019!
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