Emilie Blanton has been an educator for over a decade. She has served in a Title I school for the entirety of her career. She became a Professional Representative in the Jefferson County Teachers Association in 2016 following a call for collective action related to a pay freeze. She created a group inside the union called Voices of Teaching Equity in order keep educators informed about legislative issues and help spread awareness about equitable practices in education. Emilie was chosen to represent Kentucky as a Leader for Just Schools with the National Educators Association. Emilie also helped lead the Empowered Educator Plan in Jefferson County to promote candidates who value public education.
Teacher, Jefferson County Public Schools