This agreement was a team effort. It was an agreement that was reached because of contributions from everyone from leadership to our general membership. I am privileged to have worked with such an amazing group of teachers. The members of our bargaining team are superb. It is an honor to serve with them. The team is composed of different personalities with differing points of view with one common interest – our members and the students they teach. Our Executive Board did an outstanding job in establishing direction and strategy. Our Representative Council made sure that the resources we needed were available and our Contract Committee was essential in establishing a two-way communication with members at all sites whose support was sincerely appreciated by everyone on the team.