Lily Eskelsen García is EI Regional Vice President for the North American/Caribbean Region and president of the 3 million-member National Education Association (USA). She began her career in education as a school lunch lady, and became Utah’s state Teacher of the Year in 1989 after nine years in the classroom. She also worked with homeless children and gifted children and served as a mentor for student teachers. Prior to assuming the top post at NEA, she served two terms each as Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer. Lily is a graduate of the University of Utah, graduating magna cum laude in elementary education and later earning her master’s degree in instructional technology.
Written by Lily Eskelsen García
As COVID-19 pandemic continues spreading around the world, educators are being called on to teach, reach and comfort their students and guide frantic parents. Stories shared by my EI colleagues fill me with hope. We are all in this together. We will get through this crisis together.“We are one world”, by Lily Eskelsen García.
Sometimes what touches us at an international meeting isn’t what’s on the agenda. It’s what was outside on the street. Sometimes it’s the crushing courage of tiny, fragile grandmothers who would not be stopped and who serve as an example to all social justice activists of what we are called...#EI25: “When Ordinary People Demand Justice”, by Lily Eskelsen García