WIREGRASS, Ala. (WDHN) — The Alabama Education Association is the professional association for educators in the state of Alabama.

The UniServe director for the Wiregrass, Rhonda Hicks, covers Houston County schools, Dothan City Schools, Geneva County and Geneva City Schools, Wallace at Dothan, Troy at Dothan and Wallace at Sparks and says currently there isn’t much worry about returning to the classroom this fall.

“I have not actually received any calls from members expressing concerns at this point,” said Hicks. “But I can tell you our superintendents in our local Wiregrass area have done everything they can to ensure the educators, as well as the students, are as safe as possible.”

Even if the strict COVID restrictions do come back, the Alabama Educators Association still hopes to have face-to-face classes, because they feel it is the best way to help teach these kids.

“With going through the pandemic last year, obviously we were prepared for the worst,” said Hicks. “And with the virtual schooling and the face-to-face, I think everyone figures out the ideal situation is to keep everyone face to face as much as possible.”

You can rest assured knowing the Alabama Educators Association is working diligently to ensure the safest possible school year for faculty, staff, and kids alike

“I work to make the best possible situation for each educator, so our students get the absolute best education they can while the working condition for our educators is hopefully top-notch,” Hicks said.