Carol Huebner: Educator Advocate

Front Porch Magazine
May 2014 (pg. 6)

Ever since her days as a student at West Virginia University, Carol Huebner has believed in the power of advocacy.  Her professors actively encouraged her to join the National Education Association, and thereafter she knew she would always be involved with the organization in some capacity.  Today, Huebner is a math teacher, a site-based representative with the Virginia Education Association for her school in Stafford County, and a newly elected board member for the Mountain View UniServ district.   Of her experience working with VEA and NEA, Huebner says, “Things have changed over the years, but only because people chose to stand up and advocate for them. That’s why this organization needs to exist.  I don’t know any other organization that is fighting so hard for people’s pay and contracts, but the struggle is not solely political and the goals are not simply to get people elected; the main goal is about fighting for our members and our students.”

Carol Huebner Medawar (Center)