Sheila vs. Shelly—let the campaigning begin.
The announcement came Tuesday, May 3—National Teachers Day—in the form of a press conference at the bandshell in .
Moore, a board certified teacher, has taught English and drama in Wisconsin for the past 13 years, and she received a layoff notice from the Ellsworth School District in early January. In recent speeches, Moore describes herself as a third-generation Wisconsin teacher and a fourth-generation union member.
According to her profile on the WEAC website, Moore grew up in the Beloit and Woodruff areas. She earned her master's degree in English education from UW-River Falls and her bachelor's degree in English, political science and theatre arts from UW-Stevens Point.
Back on Feb. 26, Moore stood on the same stage as the emcee of . During the demonstration, she repeated one of her popular rallying cries to stoke the crowd:
"We bleed Packer green and Brewer blue and Badger red. We believe that the three major food groups are beer, cheese and bratwurst. And we breathe union," Moore said.
More about Shelly Moore:
- Moore for Wisconsin (official campaign site)
- Shelly Moore - NEA Director
- Wisconsin Teacher Urges Congress: Stand Up for Education Funding
- Featured Classroom Superhero: Shelly Moore of Wisconsin
- Budget fight an unexpected civics lesson for teachers
- Democratic Lawmakers Boycott Anti-Union Bill As Protests Escalate
- VIDEO: Shelly Moore, Wisconsin K-12 teacher
- VIDEO: Shelly Moore fires up the crowd
- VIDEO: Shelly Moore at 2008 WEAC RA