“Here are some examples of how planning time can be used are: class preparation, lesson/unit planning, meeting with colleagues, scoring assessments, parent communication, IEP/504 meetings, etc.”

Kevin Teeley, President

LWEA Update: News you can use!

  • Welcome to LWEA

    On behalf of the members of the Lake Washington Education Association, I would like to welcome you.

    LWEA is an organization of education professionals in the Lake Washington School District. There are about 1,900 of us - classroom teachers, psychologists, resource teachers, counselors, occupational and physical therapists, library media specialists, specialists, and more.

    We protect the rights of our members, advocate on their behalf, assist them in resolving conflicts, answer their questions, offer suggestions, and listen to their concerns. It is our responsibility to negotiate with the school district on behalf of our members over wages, hours, and working conditions.

    We publish a weekly newsletter, the Update, in which we share news of the Association, member benefits and discounts, information about upcoming professional development, available educational resources, and information on current educational issues. In addition, we hold monthly meetings with our elected building representatives to conduct Association business and to ensure communication with our members.

    I would like to extend to an invitation to you to become a member of the Lake Washington Education Association. You will find a membership enrollment form in your packet. All you need to do is to complete the form and return it to our office (district mail works really well). It is not necessary to send any money with the form, as your dues will be automatically deducted from your monthly paycheck. I encourage you to fill out your membership form right away.

    We have a variety of materials in this packet and on our website which will describe how your local association works and how you can become an active participant. In addition, we have information regarding various aspects of your employment—salary schedules, calendars, leaves, student discipline, an explanation of the days in your working calendar, and our LWEA sponsored professional development.

    Once again, welcome to our community of educators. We look forward to working with you to make our schools the best they can be and to make your teaching experience in the Lake Washington School District a successful and positive one. Please feel free to call on me, your Executive Committee members, and the staff of LWEA if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you.
    Have a great year!

    Kevin Teeley
    LWEA President
  • Resources for Educators Supporting Dreamers

    On September 5, President Donald Trump revoked Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that is vital to well-being of nearly 800,000 young people who arrived in the United States as children.

    As we strive to support the needs of our students, check out the resources available through the National Education Association.
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  • Newbie Nights: A professional development series for newer teachers

    Do you wake up in the middle of the night worried about how to engage that reluctant learner or handle a difficult parent? Do you often wonder if you’ll ever not be so tired? Or how on earth you are ever supposed to get everything done with the limited amount of time in the day? Then this series of professional development opportunities is just for you.

    LWEA is sponsoring 6 evening sessions designed specifically for teachers with 6 or fewer years of teaching experience.

    We’ll provide you with hospitality, dinner, and an opportunity to hear from experts on various topics as they share strategies for surviving your first few years in the classroom.

    Please join us in connecting and collaborating with others new to the profession. Find out how LWEA, WEA, and NEA can help support you in your profession.

    Our introductory session this year will include a panel of experienced classroom teachers who will be available to share strategies and techniques for the classroom. From engaging reluctant learners to navigating the challenges of new curriculum, these colleagues will answer your questions and help you build a support system for a successful year.

    Our first event is Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 4:30-7:00

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