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Choosing Priorities

I have worked at this profession for 24 years. I can see that it is in a nose dive. We have Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education the Janus decision which turns every other association into a right-to-work-for-less state like Nevada and now the Arizona Supreme Court is denying inclusion of a ballot question to […]

Northern Nevada National Board Certification Cohort

The WEA is proud to support the Northern Nevada National Board Certification Cohort every year. We even offer interest free loans to cover fees for members (contact Earl Spriggs for more information). Visit the Northern Nevada Cohort website to learn more about NBCT.

Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year!

WELCOME BACK – hope 2018 school years is off to a great start! We are looking forward to seeing members at Our Thrive Don’t Just Survive class being offered August 18 and August 25, the ELI Social on August 22nd or Wild Island member event September 8 (don’t forget to RSVP with your building rep […]

NatGen Seed Grants Available – Deadline August 15, 2018

Looking for a green activity for your class or local youth organization? We are funding a limited number of projects, inspired by a Green Earth Book Award (GEBA) book (or books), that make a direct impact on the environment. We have announced our newest Read Green Program endeavor, NatGen Seed Grants. We are looking for […]

Tax Deductible Dues

The Tax Deductible Dues amount for 2017 is $732.22 for full time members and $377.50 for part time members. If you were a member for only a portion of the year, contact Earl Spriggs (earl.spriggs@washoechools.net) and he will figure out your personal amount.  

Update Regarding Survey Confidentiality

During the December, 2017 WEA Building Rep Meeting concerns were brought up around the confidentiality of Surveys, in particular the school climate surveys.  On January 9, I met with Laura Davidson, Ben Hayes and Dawn Huckaby of WCSD to go over the issues brought up. The “highlights” of the meeting: -The surveys are COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL.  […]

Scholarship Opportunity for WCSD Educators

Master of Science in Elementary Education with a Focus on STEM Education (Scholarships for tuition provided from Mrs. Lemelson) Mrs. Dorothy Lemelson is offering 25 teachers in the Washoe County School District and Lyon County School district the opportunity to complete a Master’s degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in STEM education at the […]