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The Duval teachers union building. | News4Jax

Duval teachers union appoints new leaders after resignations

Published on November 1, 2023 at 5:48 pm

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.

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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.

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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. 

author image Reporter, WJCT News 89.9 email Dan Scanlan is a veteran journalist with almost 40 years of experience in radio, television, and print reporting. He has worked at various stations in the Northeast and Jacksonville. Prior to joining the WJCT News team, Dan spent 34 years at The Florida Times-Union as a police and current affairs reporter.

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