Welcome to the LWEA!

Welcome new educatorsThe Lake Washington Education Association takes great pride in serving the needs of our members.  We work for you…actually we are you.  We are the totality of our more than 2,200 members.  The teachers, counselors, library media specialists, school psychologists, SLPs, OTs, PTs, and other Support Specialists of the Lake Washington School District. We understand that our students' learning conditions are our members' working conditions. Through your Executive Committee, Building Reps, and countless others who volunteer their time to support their members, we:

  • Advocate for members legal, professional, contractual, and human rights
  • Serve as an integral part of educational decision making in the Lake Washington School District
  • Promote the professional growth of our members
  • Foster increased community support for and involvement in public education

If you are not already a member, please accept my invitation to become a member of the Lake Washington Education Association. If you are currently a member, please accept my thanks for all you do to support our students and our community.  Membership enrollment forms are available from the LWEA building reps at your school or by contacting the LWEA office or online

On this website, you will find a variety of information describing 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.

   Howard Mawhinney, President

 PS - Here are some links to other pages on our site that you might find helpful.