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

  • 2020 Education Support Professional of the Year!

    Do you know an outstanding WEA Education Support Professional/Classified employee in your building or district?

    Think of your own colleagues -- dedicated bus drivers, joyful cafeteria employees, ever patient front office secretaries, the invaluable custodians, and the super paraeducator in Special Ed ... imagine your nominee as he or she is presented with a prestigious award and recognition for a job well-done.

    Nominations are being accepted for the 2020 WEA Education Support Professional of Year. Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.

    The WEA ESP of the Year winner will be announced by a surprise ceremony at their school, followed by a formal recognition at the 2020 WEA Representative Assembly in Spokane in April 2020. Once awarded, the recipient then attends the National Education Association ESP Conference with the potential of being chosen as the NEA ESP of the Year!

    Our ESP/Classified peers are often the unsung heroes of our public schools, and this is the chance to recognize their impact on students in Washington.

    Follow this link to complete the nomination form. Visit WEA's website for complete details.

    If you have questions, please contact AJ Hoyla at 253-765-7028.

    Thank you for nominating a worthy peer!

    Larry Delaney
    WEA President

    Gwendolyn Jimerson
    ESP ACT President
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