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, call our office at 360-943-1776.

Council Corner

  • Professional Development Trainings

    For more information on current offerings and course descriptions, please visit the certification page on the WEA website.
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  • Transitional Certificates Available for Educators with Expired Certificates

    Transitional Certificate highlights:
    • Transitional certificates may be issued for the role of teacher, ESA, or administrator whose certificates are subject to renewal under WAC 181-79A-240 and expire or lapse by June 30, 2022. Individuals whose continuing certificate has lapsed or expired continue to be eligible for transitional certificates.

    • Educators may only be issued one transitional certificate per role in their lifetime. Educators who previously held a transitional certificate are ineligible for reissuance of the same certificate role type.

    • The transitional certificate is issued upon request by a school district, approved private school, or educational service district upon request for an individual whose regular certificate has expired or lapsed by June 30, 2022. Once a district, approved private school or educational service district has requested the transitional certificate for educators, they will need to complete the application through the OSPI Certification Office.

    • Educators whose regular certificates has expired or lapsed by June 30, 2022 must apply for the transitional certificate no later than June 30, 2024
    • Districts may request transitional certificates for individuals whose certificates are subject to renewal under WAC 181-79A-240 and expire or lapse by June 30, 2022. Districts may request transitional certificates no later than December 31, 2023.

    • Educators must apply for their transitional certificate through OSPI by June 30, 2024. Educators are eligible for the transitional certificate if their current certificate expires or lapses by June 30, 2022.

    For more information, please refer to the FAQ link listed in the PESB announcement below as it has some key points shared.

    Educators are encouraged to contact OSPI’s Professional Certification Office with any questions that pertain to their individual records and certifications. Their contact information is:
    Professional Certification Office
    360-725-6400 - Office
    360-586-0145 - Fax
    PO Box 47200
    Olympia, WA 98504-7200
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