New to LWSD!
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 1,800 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. You can find a list of publications that outline your rights and responsiblities here.
As a democratic organization, we hold monthly meetings with our elected building representatives to conduct Association business and to ensure communication with our members. In addition, we publish a weekly newsletter, the Update, in which we share news of the Association, member benefits and discounts, information about upcoming professional development and available educational resources, and articles on current educational issues.
I would like to extend to you an invitation to become a member of the Lake Washington Education Association. if you need a membership enrollment form just drop us an email. All you need to do is to complete the form and return it to our office (district mail works great). 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 on our website which will describe how your local association works and how you can become an active participant. (Click here for a welcome guide for those new to LWEA). In addition, we have information from WEA and NEA which will give you a better understanding of your Association at the state and national levels - what its goals and purposes are and what benefits are derived from membership in these organizations as well. (click here to learn - What is the Association?)
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
PS - Here are some links to other pages on our site that you might find helpful.