FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SALISBURY, N.C. - Sept. 10, 2020 - Al Heggins, who worked for years as a public school teacher and higher education instructor, is proud and honored to accept the endorsement of the North Carolina Association of Educators.
“I’m happy to be endorsed by the NCAE because we share core values around public education,” Heggins said. “I was an educator for many years, and I vow to fight for teachers, public schools and students when you send me to Raleigh to represent the 76th. I believe in supporting teachers and having strong student involvement and will look for ways to include their perspectives on public education.”
Heggins, who is running for NC House District 76, taught English as a Second Language (ESL) for the Rowan-Salisbury School System and was an instructor of writing and ESL at UNC-Charlotte. She was also dean and associate vice president at Livingstone College.
“As a former public teacher and adjunct professor, I know firsthand the challenges and sacrifices educators face every day to deliver quality instruction to students and support families,” Heggins said. “Today, there is an even bigger ask of our teachers and staff as essential frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“They are putting their lives on the line, and legislators have a responsibility to support and protect them.”
As a legislator representing the 76th, Heggins will use her experience as an educator to advocate for higher pay, workplace safety and job security for teachers and staff.
“Teachers feel left out. As I fight for better education, I will include them and respect their real experience,” Heggins said. “They are the experts. I will listen to their voices as we engage in problem solving and decision making together.”
CONTACT: Mary Ducksworth | 980-565-6966