HEA Executive Board candidates running for a two-year term, school years 2019-2021. Click here
for candidate statements.
- Sandy Hunt, Madrona Elementary School
- Shannon Dowdy, Highline High School
- Jeb Binns, Highline High School
- Tamasha Emedi, Hazel Valley Elementary
Middle School Representative
- Leslie Sokolik, Glacier Middle School
- Christian Correa, Cascade Middle School
Special Services Representative
- Jeff Steen, Music Educator, Evergreen High School
- Iris Guzman, Social Worker, Tyee High School
Elementary Primary Representative
- Sandy Aquila, Madrona Elementary School
One position is open for a one-year term, 2019-20.
- Juan Cordova, Cedarhurst Elementary School
- Brandice Tranholt, McMicken Elementary School
HEA Members Earn NBCT
HEA members earning or renewing their National Board Certification were recognized by HSD School Board. Join in congratulating the following educators achieving this certification: Alison Thomas, Amanda Eastgard, Angela Hays, Ashley Wyman, Beverly Pecoraro, Bianca Longbucco, Candace Foland, Colleen Thomas Reitsma, Cynthia Hamar, Edissa Jaramillo, Beth Milstid, Emily Black, Haley Melo, Jairo Garcia Virgen, James Roach, Janae Williams, Jemma, Lee, Jennifer Trujillo, Jessica Scheele, Jon Thumim, Kathryn Derrah, Katie Haynes, Kelsey Bidwell, Nathaniel Walker, Nicole Flynn, Ryan Bunda, Sarah Ruppert, Sarah Butler, Shawn Connolly, Spencer Flanagan, Taylor Blue, Yuliya Arkhipchuk, and Zharina Angeles.
NBCT Renewals include Michele Brees, Deanne Conrad, Richard Dunn, Mackenzie Ellis, Marisa Gaalema, Anne Green, Michael Gudor, Claudia House, Pamela Lind, Patricia Nielsen, Rich Roths, Jacob Savishinksy, Amanda Schmidt, and Matther Smith.
HEA/HSD have one of the strongest NBCT programs in the nation. This was negotiated by our HEA/HSD Joint Bargaining Team and is a great support to our students as well as our members.
City of SeaTac Responds to HEA
Many HEA members signed on to a letter to the SeaTac City Council to advocate for our families living at the FIRS Mobile Home Park. The residents' fight to keep their homes has been one of courage and solidarity. Click here
to read the HEA letter to the SeaTac City Council. Read
the SeaTac City Council's response.
SEBB -- School Employee Benefits Board
Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, Washington school employees will receive their health insurance and other benefits through the SEBB. School employees are eligible if the employee works at least 630 hours during the school year, regardless of the employee's job classification. Don't wait to learn about the upcoming changes! Get more information here
WA State Legislative Session
Thank you to Sandra Rabago, Chinook; Courtney Jenkins (and her mom!), Madrona; Veronica Fairchild, Mount Rainier; and Sue McCabe for joining many WEA members in Olympia on April 6 to fight back the bad amendment to SB 5313 that would have eliminated much of our salary progress across the state!
There is ONE WEEK LEFT! If you haven't yet, text OURVOICE to 41411 to get regular legislative updates by text message. Check the WEA OurVoice web page
for the education bills that are still alive. WEA is diligent in keeping members informed of what is happening in Olympia.
Calling WEA-PAC Members
We need your help. There are several opportunities for you to join the efforts in endorsing pro-public education candidates into office. If you are interested in helping to endorse possible school board candidates and city council candidates (all five municipalities), please contact Sue McCabe
. Amy Hepburn and Kevin Garber will be leading this effort.
King County Labor Council Endorsements: If you are interested in representing HEA at the King County Labor Endorsement dates, please contact Sue McCabe
. Dates include May 10 and June 15.
|April 22, 2019
In this Issue
* HEA Elections
* HEA Grants
* HEA Members Earn NBCT
* SeaTac Responds to HEA Letter
* HEA Retirement Social
* WA Legislative Session
* SEBB -- Benefit Changes
* WEA-PAC & Endorsements
We are HEA!
Our new CBA is on the HSD website!
A new HEA website still is under construction.
HEA Retirement Social
In honor of our HEA members announcing their next phase of life!
May 23, 2019
18525 36th Ave. S.
SeaTac, WA 98188
All retirees who have announced retirement have received invitations. If we missed you, please email Portia Robinson.
$2019 Spring HEA Member Grant$
HEA announces Spring 2019 HEA member grants for up to $150 for up to 50 HEA members. We initiated member grants last spring. Priority will be given to first-time applicants. Click here for the announcement. Click here for the application.
Are you a WEA-PAC member?
WEA-PAC recommends and elects pro-student, pro-union candidates, regardless of party affilitation. Candidates complete a written questionnaire and participate in an interview with WEA-PAC members. Based on the questionnaire and review, WEA-PAC makes a recommendation.
Together, we can help pro-education candidates win the elected offices that affect our work and help our students! Now is a great time to join WEA-PAC. You can use the WEA website to join! Click here to learn more.
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