Talk to Becca!

Speeches from the REA candidates for open positions will be shared at the Rep Council meeting at KEC on Monday, April 3rd. The meeting starts at 4:05. All Rep Council meetings are open to all members. 

If you would like to hear the vision we have developed first hand, please feel free to drop by.

Leadership you can count on:

Putting ‘U’ Back in Our Union!

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Demanding a healthy work-life balance.

  • Addressing teacher burnout.
  • Develop retention policies to reduce shortage.
  • Creating opportunities for people to follow their passions.
  • Supporting exhausted, but dedicated educators.
  • Purposeful meetings that do not add trivial items to our workload.

 Bargaining competitive professional compensation.

  • Boosting REA compensation and benefits which lag behind other districts.
  • Lobbying the state for professional wages.
  • Utilizing extra time bargained for work already done.

✅  Challenging the status quo test culture with: Less is more!

  • Using time to teach.
  • Authentic teacher assessments.

  Emphasizing our professional expertise.

  • TPEP as a growth model.
  • Elevating teacher experts to communicate with the district.

✅  Prioritizing equity and access for all.

  • Addressing institutional racism impacting members and students.
  • Providing tools for members to implement inclusion.
  • Mentoring members of color.
  • Understanding House Bill 1541.
  • Sharing trauma-informed and restorative practice information.

Taking Action for Members 

Becca Ritchie, Candidate for REA President at WEA Rally for ample funding in Olympia. #McCleary 

✅  Utilizing 2-way 21st century communication tools to create a positive REA community and safe places for members to interact.

  • Webpage
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Doodle
  • Trello
  • Snapchat
  • Vibrate Facebook presence.
  • Videos to communicate information featuring members.

 Acting in solidarity with unions.

  • Standing with district classified unions.
  • Increased communication with surrounding education associations.
  • Sharing resources provided by WEA and NEA to our members.

Supporting ALL members.

  • Classroom Educators
  • Recognizing challenges and designing plans to address the needs of:  Nurses, Counselors, Psychologists, Spec Ed, Art and Music, Librarians, ELL, SLP, OT, PT, CTE, ART, ELD, Ifs and Facilitators.

 Educating, organizing, activating, and uniting our communities.

  • Sharing what is going right in our classroom to shift the narrative around public schools.

Susan DuFresne, Candidate for Primary Elementary Executive Board Member at Renton School Board Meeting, speaking on behalf of students against toxic testing.