Name: Kerry Konda
Local: Aberdeen Education Association
Position: High School Speech and Debate
# yrs: 16 years
Reason for joining: I wanted a seat at the table to help shape policy that affected my students, my classroom, my school district, and my community. SDEA provided me the opportunity to come to that metaphorical table on the school, district, state, national, and now global level. SDEA has allowed me to develop leadership qualities that help make our school and state better for education. In addition, being a member allowed me to apply and receive the NEA Foundation Global Fellowship that is designed to empower teachers to teach global competency and global understanding.