Posts by earl.spriggs

WEA Award Nominations are open

Devoted Service Award To be a candidate for this award, an individual must have been serving as a devoted educator for 20 or more years. It is recommended that the nominee have five or more years of experience in Washoe County before their name is submitted for consideration. Licensed personnel working on the teachers’ salary […]

COVID-19 Sick Leave Bank

We are pleased to share that WCSD and WEA, have reached agreement and have signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) which creates a Special COVID-19 Sick Leave Bank (C-19 SLB). The C-19 SLB will provide certified employees the opportunity to donate and request sick leave days for use specifically towards COVID-19 related purposes. The C-19 […]

Staff Support Resources NAMI and WCSD EAP

Counselors & Social Workers, The National Alliance of Mental Health of Western Nevada has developed a Warmline for anyone needing support as a Covid-19 responder, educators included. The warmline is a safe, non-crisis phone service available to any adult who wants to speak with a one-on-one trained NAMI CARES operator.  Please consider this support for […]

National NEA Micro-Credentials Virtual PLCs

NEA Teacher Quality (TQ) is pleased to announce that registration has opened for our National NEA Micro-Credentials Virtual PLCs being offered for Cycle 4: December 7, 2020 to February 7, 2021.  Facilitators will reach out to participants with exact dates and times during the week of November 30, 2020. Please note:  Participation in our National […]

Math Tools for Successful Distance Learning

The Nevada National Board Professional Learning Institute: Empowering Teachers as Leaders and Learners is pleased to invite all teachers of grades 6-12 mathematics to register for a series of free virtual workshops that introduces multimedia tools designed to increase student engagement. We look forward to creating an engaging space for teachers to engage with each […]

Read Across America

So much is in flux and while school and school celebrations and traditions may have changed, the importance of keeping readers motivated has not! NEA’s Read Across America will continue this year and we’ve developed online resources to make sure readers of all ages feel included, recognized, and engaged. Our new 2020-2021 Read Across America […]

WEA Update: July 29, 2020 WEA-WCSD meeting

Good afternoon WEA members, We met with Emily Ellison of WCSD yesterday afternoon and wanted to get you an update. Discussion with Emily Ellison, Tom Stauss and Natha Anderson July 29, 2020 Distance Learning Openings:  need to do “triage” to figure out if the supply and demands of openings for those who need Distance Learning Position […]

WEA Update: July 28 WCSD BOT meeting

Dear WEA Members, As you are aware, the WCSD Board of Trustees (BOT) voted last night that schools will reopen for in-person instruction for the 2020-2021 school year, a decision the WEA has opposed and still opposes. This decision is also contrary to the recommendation of the Washoe County Health Department, the agency WCSD has […]