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Welcome back to a new school year!
We hope your summer was relaxing, fun, and full of new experiences, and that you're refreshed and ready to take on the most important work there is - teaching kids.
As you go through the year, remember that your Association is here to serve you. We represent you and approximately 1,650 other teachers, counselors, library media specialists, and educational specialists employed in the LWSD. We protect your rights under the contract, advocate on your behalf, assist you in resolving conflicts, answer your questions, and give you support. In addition, we publish a weekly newsletter and informational brochures on a variety of topics, offer training opportunities, and provide you with educational and personal resources.
We believe our job is to do what we can to make your job easier, which means you can spend your time and energy on what you do best - teaching. We encourage you to read the Update for timely information on upcoming activities and events, changes to benefits, and reminders of important deadlines, as well as legislation and the state of education in Washington State.
The LWEA Executive Committee is also available to assist you with questions, issues, and concerns. These individuals volunteer hundreds of hours each year to help improve your working environment.
Executive Committee members advocate for you on district and community committees, participate in trainings and workshops to learn how to serve you better, and represent your interests within LWEA, WEA, and NEA.
Please take some time to get to know your reps this year. You can contact the rep for your job category through district e-mail, district mail, or by phone to get answers to your questions or help with a concern.
LWEA Executive Committee 2014-15
President: Kevin Teeley (LWEA Office) 425-822-3388
Vice President: Ken Egawa (Blackwell) 425-936-2520
Primary Rep: Maryziel Galarpe (Blackwell) 425-936-2520
Intermediate Rep: Gerry Pappas (Muir) 425-936-2460
Middle School Rep: Peggy Solum (Kamiakin) 425-936-2400
High School Rep: David McGibney (EHS) 425-936-1500
Sp. Services Rep: Sarah Cooper (Juanita Elem) 425-936-2570
Specialist Rep: Marilyn Hargraves (LWHS) 425-936-1700
Ethnic Minority Rep: Ernest Young (JHS) 425-936-1600
WEA Board Rep: Maryziel Galarpe (Blackwell) 425-936-2520