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The WEA is working from home

In compliance with the steps being taken to slow the spread of Covid-19 the WEA office is closed until further notice. Our staff is working from home and we all have full access to our voice mail. Please understand that this can lead to some delays though. We will respond to all questions as soon […]

2020 WEA Award Nominations – due date extended to March 13th

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 Update, March 19th 2020

Good morning WEA family, We’ve received some questions regarding last night’s memo from WCSD around returning to work on March 30. We contacted WCSD to get some clarifications around this very confusing (and continually changing) situation: -the 30 day closure from Governor is really confusing as one source (Nv Indy) says schools are included. NV […]

WEA Update on School Closures due to COVID

Good evening WEA members, We just attended a meeting with Interim Superintendent Dr. Kristen McNeill, various WCSD representatives, and other Association leaders regarding the school closures. There are many decisions being made based upon Health Guidelines at the local, state and national level which are out of WCSD’s control.  The best way to get the […]

WEA events related to COVIID Info

Good afternoon WEA Members, Wanted to give a quick update about future WEA events related to the virus. We are reviewing directions from the Washoe County Health Dept around the April and May Building Rep meetings, Retirement-Awards Banquet, Senior Recognition, etc. NSEA for DA and NEA for RA are discussing whether to cancel the events […]

High-Five: Martha Taylor

Martha Taylor Clayton Middle School English Language Arts Ms. Taylor is amazing. Every Monday morning we come to Clayton to delectable delicacies for all staff members. She gives up her lunch to do detention and I believe she even teaches on her prep. She arrives first thing in the morning, sometimes even before the custodian, around 5 […]

High-Five: Debbie Deach

Debbie Deach Lincoln Park Elementary School 2nd Grade Teacher She is one of the new Early Leadership Institute facilitators. She is also a lead teacher for one of our student teachers. She is a dedicated teacher on staff.

High-Five: Katherine Lopez

Katherine Lopez Palmer Elementary School Speech Pathologist She is always helpful and listens. She is willing to assist with and IEP and she is a great asset to our school. She is flexible and resilient. We love her!

High-Five: Darcy Clark

Darcy Clark Spanish Springs High School Strategies Teacher Darcy has worked super hard to start up the first Strategies program at her school. She has positive relationships with her students and their parents and tries hard to get her students the supplies they need. She is still in the ARL program and she will graduate […]

High-Five: Julianne Prettyman

Julianne Prettyman Lincoln Park Elementary School 2nd Grade Teacher Julianne is one of the new Early Leadership Institute facilitators. She is also the home visit coordinator at my school. SHe offers assistance to anyone that needs it. Thanks for all you do!

High-Five: Janelle Maddox

Janelle Maddox RISE Teacher Janelle is one of the  most patient and thoughtful teachers I’ve ever met. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and ability levels. Janelle treats every student with dignity, respect, and kindness. Students often remark on how comfortable they feel with Janelle. This is so important when working with adult […]

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.