FEA elects Joanne McCall as its new president
Joanne McCall, the favored candidate to take the helm of the Florida Education Association, has won election as president of the state teachers union.
McCall, the group's vice president and recent key spokesperson, replaces Andy Ford, who retired after 12 years leading the organization. She was a speech pathologist in Sumter County before joining the union leadership.
"I thank the delegates in this room for getting on this ride with me," McCall told the delegates today. "With the other officers elected this weekend, we will be a diverse and dedicated team working to bolster the teachers and education staff professionals in this state, so that we can improve the lives of the children we teach."
The rest of the leadership team includes Fed Ingram, president of the United Teachers of Dade, as vice president and Luke Flynt, president of the Indian River County Education Association, as secretary treasurer.