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Shelly Moore - NEA Director

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Shelly Moore
Director
National Education Association

Hailing from a family of educators, Shelly Moore, a high school English and drama teacher at Ellsworth Community High School, has 12 years of experience in the classroom. She was elected to the National Education Association (NEA) Board of Directors in 2005.

Moore’s calling is teaching self-confidence and creative expression to students by directing school musicals and plays, as well as coaching forensics and other academic competition teams. She is past president of the state theatre educators association, the Alliance for Wisconsin Theatre Education. She also volunteers with local community theatre and arts organizations and at the River Falls domestic and sexual violence shelter.

Moore believes all work on behalf of students and public education is significant and that the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) and NEA cannot rest until all children have equal access to education, a fact that is exemplified by her service to WEAC. She served as an alternate and later as a representative to the WEAC Board of Directors for three years, and was a member of the WEAC Legislative Committee. She has been a delegate to the WEAC Representative Assembly since 2000 and the NEA Representative Assembly since 2002.

She is currently active in the West Central Education Association (WCEA) as a member of its executive board and serves on several WCEA committees. A member of the Ellsworth Education Association, she was president from 2001-2004 and vice president from 1999-2001, and presently serves as local treasurer, a position she has held since 2005.

Originally from both Beloit and Woodruff, Moore holds a master’s degree in English education from University of Wisconsin-River Falls and a bachelor’s degree in English, political science and theatre arts from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

WEAC is a professional organization representing the public policy, labor and professional interests of its more than 98,000 members. Great schools benefit everyone, and WEAC’s mission is to support public education and the men and women who work in Wisconsin’s public schools.

Updated September 2009