All of us in the education community are grieving the loss of well-known and beloved educator Jack Reynolds. We are working hard to ensure our students, educators, and parents have the resources to heal from this tragic loss.
The CT Examiner has thrown salt on our open wounds using the tragedy to pry into Jack’s life and harass us for comments and confidential information about Jack and other teachers. This is nothing more than an attempt to exploit a traumatic situation. When one of us is attacked, all of us feel the pain.
As the President of the Education Association of Clinton, I represent dedicated, caring, professional educators who work hard every day to instill a love of learning in their students. We honor and respect the privacy of our members as a key tenet of our association.
We work collaboratively with our Connecticut Education Association staff members who are dedicated to ensuring that the rights of our teachers are protected.
The Examiner also attacked one of our union representatives who has spent countless hours working with the Education Association of Clinton advocating for safety and resources for our students, for better working conditions for our educators, and representing teachers when personnel or administrative issues arise. Both EAC and CEA always pursue justice and ensure due process for each member we represent.
We stand strong together in unity to support Jack’s family, our union representatives, and our entire education community and we say enough is enough. Stop the attacks against our dedicated educators and our union. We all deserve better. Thank you.
Michael Meizies, President
Education Association of Clinton
Meizies has been employed for 23 years with the Clinton Public Schools