Lunch with a Leader: LAFSE President Ellen Mills May 19

Ellen Mills

LWV News:

The League of Women Voters’ Lunch with a Leader presents Los Alamos Federation of School Employees (LAFSE) President Ellen Mills as speaker. 

The event is 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 19 at Mesa Public Library.  

Mills grew up in Chicago and in Brookhaven, N.Y. with her parents and two sisters. She came to Los Alamos with her husband Geoff, and two sons from Geneva (CERN) in 1992.  

Mills has been teaching special education for a total of 37 years. She taught in California, Kansas and Switzerland after she completed her BA and MA at the University of Colorado. She has been at several  elementary schools and Los Alamos Middle School in Los Alamos in her 23 years here, but has been at Mountain Elementary as contact person for the majority of the time. 

She has held the positions of building representative, secretary, vice president, and president of LAFSE.  She is completing her seventh year as president. During that time she has established a strong working relationship with the Los Alamos Public Schools administration and the Board of Education. Mills also was vice president of the Northern New Mexico Central Labor Council for two years, a member of the Committee on Political Education (secretary for four of the years). She is the lead negotiator of the Certified and Classified Negotiation Contract Teams for LAFSE.

The topic of Mills’ talk will be the negotiated contract between the Board of Education and the district Certified and Classified staffs, the implications for both, and why it is  so important to defend. In addition, she will address the concerns the Public Education Department has created  for teachers and administrators. 

To order a $10 lunch from the Co+op Market, contact Karyl Ann Armbruster at 505.231.8286 or to get information on the menu. All orders must be to her by Friday, May 15. Buy a lunch is not necessary to attend. Everyone in the community is invited.

There will be membership forms available at the lunch for anyone interested in joining the League of Women Voters.

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