How does NSEA solve
problems for Northshore teachers?
Why should I belong to
the Northshore Education Association?
The Northshore Education Association represents an opportunity
for teachers and their colleagues to support each other
and work together to improve their working conditions and
their students' learning conditions. The Cascade UniServ
Council, a regional office of the WEA staffed by education
professionals and governed by members, provides greater
opportunities for decision making, training, coalition building
and other important activities. Here are just a few of the
things undertaken by WEA's 400-plus local associations and
22 UniServ councils:
Northshore Education Associan offers many
opportunities for you to be involved. As an officer or member
of the executive board, you play an important role in how
the council will meet the challenges that lie ahead for
public education and for its members. And there are always
committees, events, training sessions, parent/community
organizing efforts, and much more. To take advantage of
any of these opportunities for involvement, contact Tim
Brittell, Northshore Education Association President.
should I belong to the Washington Education Association?
Association membership--local, council, state and national--represents
a chance to do more collectively to improve our public education
system and our profession than we could ever do alone. To
meet WEA's mission of making public education the best it
can be for students, staff and communities, here are a few
things we've accomplished in the past year.
Provided research, strategic, financial and communications
assistance in contract bargaining and maintenance for
some 400 local associations representing 75,000 education
employees in Washington state.
Organized thousands of parents, educators, business,
clergy and other community members to band together to
improve our schools through WEA's Organizing for Public
Offered professional liability insurance protection and
a network of attorneys to provide discounted legal assistance
for members in employment-related matters as well as personal
Sponsored 150 in-service training sessions for thousands
of members in such topics as inclusion, classroom management,
restructuring and school leadership.
Maintained a strong lobbying presence in Olympia to fight
for salaries, benefits and adequate funding for public
education; safe schools for students and staff; and fair
treatment for education employees.
Expanded WEA's Web site to provide useful information
for the classroom and better communications with educators
and the public.
Pursued and won a $1.6 million grant from the US West
Foundation to initiate a statewide teacher training program
in technology and to start The Learning Space on the World
Trained hundreds of WEA members in everything from bargaining
to community organizing to conflict management at the
annual four-day WEA Leadership Academy, held every August
on the campus of Central Washington University.
Broadcast television ads across the state promoting the
successes of Washington's public education system and
public school employees, along with statewide radio ads
focusing on compensation and ed reform issues.
Offered dozens of great-rate insurance coverages, entertainment
discounts and other benefits exclusively for members.
a Special Education teacher. How does NSEA help me with my special
problems and needs?
See Special Educators =
Page updated 30 April 2006.