Duval Teachers United has a new president less than a week after its former head abruptly retired after 24 years in the position
The union on Wednesday announced that Tammie Brooks-Evans was its new president, replacing Terrie Brady, who retired saying she wants to spend more time with her family.
The union also tapped Jessica Reyst as its vice president. Reyst replaces Ruby George, who retired from the job last month.
Both of the new leaders are certified teachers on a leave from Duval County Public Schools.
The changes come after the FBI visited the union’s office in September, though the agency won’t say why. News4Jax, a Jacksonville Today news partner, reported that agents left with boxes of business materials, paperwork and computer equipment.
Brooks-Evans was a teacher before working at Duval Teachers United as a staff consultant and chief negotiator. Reyst also was a teacher and reading coach before working at the union as a consultant and professional development coordinator.