Tester Campaign Announces Educators for Tester

Names Co-Chairs to Educators-Led Group in Support of Jon Tester

Billings—Today, farmer and U.S. Senator Jon Tester launched Educators for Tester, a group of current and former teachers from across Montana who are dedicated to re-electing Jon because of his relentless defense of public education.

Tester, a former teacher and school board member himself, is a longtime advocate for teachers and improving public education in Montana.

“As a former teacher, I know firsthand how hard Montana’s educators work,” Tester said. “These men and women educate the leaders of tomorrow and we owe it to them to fight for better schools and give them more local control of our classrooms.  I’ll never stop holding bureaucrats accountable when Washington tries to get in between our local schools and our communities.”

Tester has been a long-time champion of local control of Montana’s schools and has fought relentlessly to get teachers the resources they need.

Educators for Tester is led by three educators from across Montana who support Jon in his efforts.

Educators for Tester Co-Chairs

Eileen Sheehy: Eileen Sheehy taught in Billings high schools for 30 years. She taught US Government and AP US Government to Billings students. She has been a National Board Certified Teacher since 2000 and was the 2013 Montana Teacher of the Year.

Sandy Fox: Sandy Fox is an elementary school teacher in Lewistown. Sandy began her teaching career as a substitute and later obtained her teaching certificate through Montana State Northern and MSU-Billings. She holds a master’s degree in curriculum and planning.

Sarah Piper: Sarah Piper comes from a long line of teachers, going back to her great-grandmother who taught in a one room schoolhouse on the High Line. Sarah received her teaching certification in 6-12 Math and K-12 Art from MSU in 2012. She now lives in Missoula and teaches mathematics at Stevensville High School. In addition, Sarah is the Speech, Debate and Drama coach and runs the drama program. In all these areas, Sarah is passionate about teaching the next generation to think critically, improve their world, and find their voice. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Teaching School Mathematics at UM.