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2020 WEA Award Nominations

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 […]

Member Spotlight: Jeff Kirst

Jeff Kirst Innovations High School Teacher Active with the WEA for over 7 years. Talent: Author In 2006, WEA member Jeff Kirst had his book “Screwballs, Curves and Knuckleheads”  published by Sierra Features, Inc.  The book not only celebrates those who decide to coach a youth sporting event, it also is a highlight of Jeff’s humor.

Fund For Teachers Grant. Deadline January 30, 2020

https://fft.fundforteachers.org/applications/guideline/program_id:168/step:overview Fund for Teachers provides educators, possessing a broad vision of what it means to teach and learn, the resources needed to pursue self-designed professional learning experiences. FFT grants are used for an unlimited variety of projects; all designed to create enhanced learning environments for teachers, their students and their school communities. We believe that […]

Grant Opportunity for WCSD Educators

Depoali Memorial Fund Grant Application – 2019 The Community Foundation of Western Nevada is pleased to announce a grant opportunity from the Kendyl Ruth Williams Depoali Memorial Fund. Principals, teachers, administrators, or student organizations with guidance and approval from faculty from Washoe County Elementary, Middle, or High Schools are eligible to apply for a grant from […]

Member Spotlight: Shelace Shoemaker

Shelace Shoemaker, a 6th grade Science/Math teacher from Depoali Middle School, not only excels in the classroom, but she is one of the top bodybuilders in the country. Shelace, who has always been athletic, has been involved int eh sport for the last 10 years, but has gotten serious with her training during the past […]

High-Five: Charles Targett

Charles Targett Sparks Middle School Math Teacher Charles is one of the most dedicated teachers on our staff. He strives to build relationships with all of his students as well as using innovative ideas to teach math. Charles is always willing to go the extra mile to help anyone.

High-Five: Charlotte Scarborough

Charlotte Scarborough Whitehead Elementary School Resource Teacher Charlotte always goes out of her way to help others. She volunteers to cover duties and notices when someone is out and might need coverage. Thank you for all you do Charlotte!

High-Five: BJ Davis

BJ Davis Depoali Middle School Sixth Grade ELA/SS BJ is the nurturer of Depoali sixth grade. She organizes birthday luncheons for sixth grade staff. She also takes charge of restroom supplies. The sixth grade restrooms are well stocked with scented soap, air freshner and most importantly ROLLS of toilet paper! BJ rocks!

October 2nd Rep Council Update.

Hello.  Last night WEA Building Reps had their monthly meeting.  Attached below are the minutes. If you would like a copy of any of the handouts form the meeting please contact your Building Rep or Earl Spriggs. We wanted to point out a few items in particular:  TAKE THE TIME TO RELAX OVER BREAK! You have […]

2019-2020 Student Learning Objective Expectations for Certified Teachers:

2019-2020 Student Learning Objective Expectations for Certified Teachers: from https://www.washoeschools.net/cms/lib/NV01912265/Centricity/Domain/228/2019-20%20SLO%20Expectations.pdf  CHANGES: Final Evaluation Ratings: The 2019-2020 Nevada Educator Performance Framework defines the teachers’ final evaluation rating as 85% qualitative rating score and 15% SLO student performance data score. If you are a teacher with less than ten students on your roster, please contact your school […]