Recently retired from Justice and Witness Ministries of the United Church of Christ, public education advocate Jan Resseger is joining the Advocacy Team of the Disciples Center for Public Witness. As senior adviser for Public Education Advocacy, Jan will contribute her many talents to the work of the Center in this important area of public policy. Among other things, she will blog regularly about issues and concerns related to public education, provide information about public education for the Center’s action alerts, and advise the Center in its development of an informal ecumenical network of advocates for public education.
Resseger recently retired from the United Church of Christ, where she served for years as the Minister for Public Education and Witness. During this time she also served as chair of the Committee on Public Education and Literacy of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA, which produced for the ecumenical community a number of key resources on public education.
“We are thrilled to have Jan as part of our team,” said Dr. Ken Brooker Langston, executive director of the Disciples Center for Public Witness. “Her experience, knowledge and skills will be invaluable to us as we increase our role in ecumenical advocacy around the issue of public education.”
Resseger became involved in public education advocacy as a parent and a school-funding advocate in the Ohio school district where her two children were educated. She is herself a product of public schools, graduating from Havre High School in Havre, Mont. She earned a B.A. degree from Grinnell College and M.A. degree from the University of Utah. She is a member of Plymouth United Church of Christ in greater Cleveland, Ohio.
Jan’s blog can be found at http://janresseger.wordpress.com.
The Disciples Center for Public Witness informs, connects and empowers Disciples and other people of faith for ecumenical and interfaith justice advocacy in the United States and Canada. For more information, please see www.disciplescenter.org and www.centerblog.org.