Welcome to WEA-Chinook

Who we are

WEA Chinook is a regional office of the Washington Education Association (WEA) staffed by education professionals and governed by members to ensure greater opportunities for decision making, training, coalition building and other important activities.

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to learn more about how WEA came to be, click here.

Services to include:

Peer support when colleagues need assistance.


Support for local association presidents as they strive to work with and for their members.


Local leadership development.


Grants for members to attend WEA's Representative Assembly, WEA Leadership Academy, and community outreach.


Training sessions as identified by member needs and requests.


This website is designed to provide information and support to WEA Chinook members.

If there is anything you would like to see on this website, contact tclark@washingtonea.org

Council Corner

  • South Sound Saturday School

    Registration is now underway for South Sound Saturday School. This year, Saturday School will be held on March 16.

    Saturday School, you say? Yes, but it's not like detention or anything. This one-day professional development opportunity has become a popular annual offering for WEA members.

    This year's Saturday School will be held on Saturday, of course, March 16, at Steilacoom High School, in Steilacoom. Breakfast and registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with welcome and introductions at 8:15 a.m. Class begins promptly at 8:30 a.m.

    We've been working hard on developing a slate of cool and timely topics where you can learn more about gamification, the new student discipline rules, implicit bias, managing vicarious trauma, special education, cultural competency, evaluations, para and teacher partnerships, special education, data collection, embracing diversity and much, much, more. Check out what we've got lined up.

    Plus, you'll be able to talk during our Saturday School! In fact, we will encourage and ask participants to connect, share and exchange ideas with colleagues and their locals throughout the day. We'll have breakfast waiting for you at 7:30 a.m. We’ll even throw in a school lunch. (We'll offer vegetarian and gluten-free options to those who have dietary restrictions, but please bring your own sack lunch, if you have specific needs. Also, pack your own munchies if you need a snack throughout the day.) And, just in case you need them, six free clock hours will be available.

    Registration is $25 for WEA members, and covers up to two sessions, breakfast and lunch.

    Class space is limited (yes, we have class-size issues, too) so register now to get your top picks. Registration will close at 5 p.m. Friday, March 1.

    If you have questions, please contact Soundview UniServ or call 253-582-1822.
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  • 2019 WEA RA Lodging and Delegate Registration

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