Thursday, October 18, 2018

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

What's Your Number?

Northshore Numbers
  • 0.4: the number of counselors in Northshore's elementary schools.
  • $657,300: the median home value in Bothell.
  • $1,200-$1,500: the amount educators spend out-of-pocket for supplies for their classrooms.
  • $19.24: the starting hourly wage for paras in Northshore.
  • $37,172: the average amount of student debt in the U.S.
  • $975,000,000: the total amount of new funding for public education coming to all districts in Washington that WEA members won through the McCleary lawsuit and our collective action. Northshore's estimated total funding increase is $55,000,000.
  • $0: the total amount of the new McCleary money that NSD certs and ESPs have received as a pay increase so far.

What's YOUR number?

The numbers above tell our collective story. Each of us has a personal number about our students, our community, and ourselves. Think of your own personal number. It can be about class size, the amount of unpaid time something takes you to do, the number of extra meetings you attend a week, a lack of materials or supplies, staffing issues, workload, or anything else that you've adapted to because you are committed to what you are doing. Share your numbers and your stories using the What's Your Number sheet from your Building Rep (or click here to download one).

Take a photo of yourself and/or your colleagues with  your numbers and send them to Lydia King ( #NSEARising

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

55 Million Dollar Meeting

Click here to RSVP for an upcoming 55 Million Dollar Meeting!
As a union, WEA members just won the biggest K-12 public education funding increase in state history. Starting next year, OSPI estimates that Northshore’s total local and state funding will increase by $55 million. 

Northshore would not be getting this kind of money without the intensive organizing effort WEA members have made for over a decade. Now that the money is here, your NSEA bargaining team is preparing to re-open the contract (which would otherwise be closed until August 2019) and negotiate over what to do with this increase.  

Before the school year is over, the NSEA bargaining team needs to know two things:
  1. What do you think Northshore should do with $55 million?
  2. For certificated staff, we have our first ever opportunity to create a new base salary schedule. What would you like it to look like? 
Join us at one of our upcoming 55 Million Dollar Meetings to share your input! This meeting is open to dues paying NSEA members only. Click here to reserve your spot.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Strengthening Our School and Union

NSEA is successful because of its members’ commitment to our schools and each other. Together, we’ve won historic funding increases for public education from the state, compensation gains for Northshore educators, a new district commitment to student/school safety, and so much more. We are educators working together to make Northshore one of the top districts in the state, and we celebrate our achievements.

Unfortunately, billionaire opponents of public education have been paying attention to our recent victories. They don’t want to pay their fair share for education and are doing everything they can to weaken our voice for the future of our schools. We may face an unprecedented obstacle from the US Supreme Court’s upcoming Janus decision. We need to remain organized and committed to fight back against the wave of attacks coming from the Freedom Foundation and others...and we need YOUR help to continue our success.

Join NSEA Building Reps, U(nion) S(upport) Team Members, and other NSEA leaders at the Strengthening Our School and Union Training. 

Monday, April 30th
Haynes Hall, McMenamin’s Anderson School
(downtown Bothell)
4:30 to 6:30 pm
Heavy apps will be served!

Work with NSEA leaders from your building to create a plan to keep NSEA’s presence strong and to keep members committed to the union. RSVP by Monday, April 23rd at  

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Cert 101 Workshop

NSEA is hosting and Educator Certification 101 training on Wednesday, April 18th from 4:30 to 8:00 pm in the Bothell High School Library for certificated employees. This workshop is free to members and registration is required. Click here to sign up.  

Do you have questions about Washington state educator certification and continuing education requirements, state policy updates, or support options? Come learn more at the WEA Certification 101 training.

What we will be covering:
·         Learn about recent, dramatic policy changes affecting educator certification
·         Examine the National Board Certification process
·         Get an overview of the now optional ProTeach Portfolio
·         Explore new certification renewal options (Professional Growth Plans) and requirement (STEM and TPEP certificate renewal requirements) 
·         Review certification support options available for educators
·         Examine new options for adding endorsements

Bring your laptop or device to take a look at Washington State’s new E-Certification system for renewing your certificate, checking expiration, or adding endorsements.

Registration is required. Pizza and three clock hours are provided. Click here to sign up.    
Wednesday, April 18th
4:30 to 8:00 pm (4:30: sign in, get food; 5:00: workshop starts)
Bothell HS Library (9130 NE 180th St, Bothell, WA 98011)
Click here to register. 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

NSEA Nominations Are Open

Nominations for the following NSEA leadership positions are now open. If you are interested in filling any of these positions, please fill out a nomination form and send it to the NSEA Office by Friday, March 30. Nominations will be taken from the floor of the April 30th Rep Council meeting and elections will be in May.

NSEA Officers (2 year term starting July 1, 2018)
  • ESP Vice President (must be an ESP member)
  • Secretary/Treasurer (open to cert and ESP members)
NSEA Exec Board—Certificated (2 year term starting July 1, 2018; open to Cert members only)
  • Intermediate Elementary
  • High School
  • Special Ed
  • At-Large
NSEA Exec Board—ESP (2 year term starting July 1, 2018; open to ESP members only)
  • ESP At-Large
If you have any questions about the open positions or the nomination process, contact Lydia King at

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

NSEA Members' Work Pays Off for Our Schools

We did it! After calling over ten thousand voters, NSEA members' work made all the difference. With millions of dollars for our schools at stake, our phone calls and sign waving helped close tight voter margins for all three Northshore funding measures.
  • The Educational Program and Operations Levy passed 62% to 38%, or 17,968 to 11,062.
  • The Tech Levy passed by the same percentage, 62% to 38%.
  • The Capital Bonds measure passed 60.78% to 39.22%. As State law requires that Bonds receive at least 60% to pass, this measure passed by only 227 votes!
The passage of these property taxes is a vote of confidence by Northshore's residents in our collective work as educators. They recognized the high quality of education that we provide, and voted to continue to pay the taxes necessary to fund it for the benefit of all Northshore kids and residents.  

NSEA organized the phoning and sign-waving. Hundreds of NSEA members, administrators, and others called over 10,000 voters to ask them to support these measures. Others waved signs. We know that many voters support paying taxes and will actually vote if the need is explained to them, and they are asked.  That's what we did, together! Turnout was a low 31%, typical throughout the state.

Our collective efforts were crucial to the success of these measures, and to the improvements they will make to our work and schools! 
  • For example, the operations levy pays for teacher TRI pay and the five non-student days ($13,000 to $25,000 per teacher); stipends; overload pay; about 1/3 to 1/2 of ESP jobs, salaries and professional hours; smaller class sizes; athletics, drama, and clubs; much of special ed; and more.
  • The Capital Bonds includes $13 million for door lock/active shooter safety; another elementary school in Maltby; 30 new classrooms shared by Skyview MS and Canyon Creek Elem; and a new building at Inglemoor. We won't need to keep jamming more kids into portables. The 227 margin of victory would not have been possible without our efforts.
Those who made these calls and waved signs are heroes!

They are listed below our signatures. Find out who from your school participated, and thank them in person!  

Our commitment to each other and our students, as NSEA members, continues to improve our work and schools! THANK YOU for your membership and participation!

Tim Brittell, NSEA President
Lydia King, NSEA Executive Assistant
Paul Dillon, WEA Staffperson   

Phone Bank Volunteers
NSEA Members
  • Stephanie Adam, Woodmoor Elementary
  • Julie Allemann, Kokanee Elementary
  • Joanne Allen, Canyon Park Middle School
  • Rebecca Andrick, Canyon Creek Elementary
  • Liz Aplin, Moorlands Elementary
  • Melissa Arnold, Sorenson Early Childhood Center
  • Joseph Baillargeon, Bothell High School
  • Linda Baisch, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Jane Barrell Yadav, Wellington Elementary
  • Tara Barth, Wellington Elementary
  • Twila Bartlow, Maywood Hills Elementary
  • Gail Bauman, Northshore Middle School
  • Joyce Bayer, Frank Love Elementary
  • Hannah Bellinger, North Creek High School
  • Patricia Benintendi, Sorenson Early Childhood Center
  • Mathew Bermudez, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Lisa Billings, Fernwood Elementary
  • Emily Birch, Bothell High School
  • Suzanne Black, Inglemoor High School
  • Patti Blegen, Timbercrest Middle School
  • Anna Bond, Inglemoor High School
  • Kirstin Briefs, Lockwood Elementary
  • Heidi Bush, Northshore Middle School
  • Christina Cariker, Kokanee Elementary
  • Anne Carson, Sorenson Early Childhood Center
  • Jennifer Cassarino, Canyon Park Middle School
  • Nicholas Celms, Bothell High School
  • Erin Chargualaf, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Monte Chase, Canyon Park Middle School
  • Caroline Chastain, Woodmoor Elementary
  • Barb Chessler, Lockwood Elementary
  • Trina Childe-Shaw, Woodmoor Elementary
  • Scott Chrisman, Shelton View Elementary
  • Myrleen Christensen, Canyon Creek Elementary
  • Bristol Clarkson, Canyon Creek Elementary
  • Mason Cole, Woodinville High School
  • Clark Combs, Kokanee Elementary
  • Jeri Combs, Kenmore Middle School
  • Kevin Comeaux, Kokanee Elementary
  • Leslie Connor, Woodin Elementary
  • Wendi Coombs, Maywood Hills Elementary
  • Chris Cooper, Moorlands Elementary
  • April Cunningham, Woodin Elementary
  • Carrie Daus, Northshore Middle School
  • Anne Davidson, Leota Middle School
  • Christy Deer, Bear Creek Elementary
  • Brittany Doyle, Kokanee Elementary
  • Kelsey Dunlop, Frank Love Elementary
  • Amy Dussault, Northshore Middle School
  • Mark Eaton, Canyon Park Middle School
  • Erin Ena, Northshore Middle School
  • Lauryn Ernster, Skyview Middle School
  • Virginia Ernster, Skyview Middle School
  • Janice Finch, Moorlands Elementary
  • Maureen Fleischman, Hollywood Hill Elementary
  • Tiffany Frane, North Creek High School
  • Karen Franks, Timbercrest Middle School
  • Debra Galassi, Moorlands Elementary
  • Donna Gallagher, Sunrise Elementary
  • Sonya Garrett, Woodin Elementary
  • Michelle Geddes, Frank Love Elementary
  • Alicia Geoghagan, Shelton View Elementary
  • Missy Giacomi, East Ridge Elementary
  • Mary Giordano, Moorlands Elementary
  • Megan Gregersen, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Kelly Griffin, Moorlands Elementary
  • Christina Gutting, Inglemoor High School
  • Tracey Guyor, Moorlands Elementary
  • Stephanie Hansen, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Judith Harkess, Westhill Elementary
  • Bret Herholdt, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Marian Higa, Shelton View Elementary
  • Susan Hill, Woodinville High School
  • Patrick Holmes, Bothell High School
  • Cindy Horst, Leota Middle School
  • Courtney Hottowe, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • June Iwafuchi, Moorlands Elementary
  • Kirsten Jackson, Woodin Elementary
  • Margaret Jacobson, Bothell High School
  • Liz Jette, Woodin Elementary
  • Laurie Johnson, Woodinville High School
  • Steve Johnson, Shelton View Elementary
  • Lynne Kalstad, Bothell High School
  • Susanne Kanning, Inglemoor High School
  • Karen Kapovich, Woodin Elementary
  • Cindy Kaufman, Moorlands Elementary
  • Catherine Kennedy, Woodmoor Elementary
  • Karlie Kirkham, Eastside Foursquare Preschool
  • Richard Klee, Bothell High School
  • Richard Kobylka, Inglemoor High School
  • Matt Lang, Westhill Elementary
  • Andy Larson, Lockwood Elementary
  • Carly Lawhead, Woodmoor Elementary
  • Cheryl Lindgren, North Creek High School
  • Kendra Lowe, Kenmore Elementary
  • Trisha Malone, Woodinville High School
  • Ryan Mateo Sharnbroich, Northshore Middle School
  • Kimberly Matthews, Timbercrest Middle School
  • Donna Matthies, Northshore Middle School
  • Sam Maynard, Cottage Lake Elementary
  • Monica Mcauliffe, Sorenson Early Childhood Center
  • Marie Mcdowell, Hollywood Hill Elementary
  • Kara Mcgrew, Cottage Lake Elementary
  • Kathleen Mcguinness, Westhill Elementary
  • Kristie Mcvay, Fernwood Elementary
  • Kristin Merritt, Woodin Elementary
  • Jason Metcalf-Lindenburger, Inglemoor High School
  • Elizabeth Methot, Canyon Park Middle School
  • Radka Meyer, Canyon Creek Elementary
  • Martha Miles, Sorenson Early Childhood Center
  • Zane Mills, Inglemoor High School
  • Jen Morley, Timbercrest Middle School
  • Kathy Murphy, East Ridge Elementary
  • Judy Navoni, Frank Love Elementary
  • Mary Neifert, Moorlands Elementary
  • Renee Nicholas, Frank Love Elementary
  • Rita Nielson, Kenmore Elementary
  • Candace Nybo, Maywood Hills Elementary
  • Nancy Nygren, North Creek High School
  • Mary Obukowicz, Lockwood Elementary
  • Lori Odendahl, Woodmoor Elementary
  • Aileen Okrent, Frank Love Elementary
  • Tony Olney, SAS
  • Kristie Ortman, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Kimberly Osgood, Sunrise Elementary
  • Amanda Overdick, Kenmore Middle School
  • Todd Parker, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Zoe Parkman, North Creek High School
  • Sheryl Passarge, Frank Love Elementary
  • Deborah Patashnik, Moorlands Elementary
  • Deanna Perry, Inglemoor High School
  • Thomas Petersen, Kenmore Middle School
  • Chantal Porter, Sunrise Elementary
  • Robbi Reed, Woodmoor Elementary
  • Janice Rendahl, Cottage Lake Elementary
  • Tim Rhoades, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Brooke Richards, Kokanee Elementary
  • Kimberly Rodriguez, Leota Middle School
  • Jenny Ross, Canyon Creek Elementary
  • Brenda Rothaus, Woodin Elementary
  • Nicole Ryan, Fernwood Elementary
  • Anne Salzer, Woodmoor Elementary
  • Leslie Sandberg, Northshore Middle School
  • Natalie Sanfelippo, Woodmoor Elementary
  • Kristina Saunders, Lockwood Elementary
  • Janine Schmoll, Sunrise Elementary
  • Lona Sepessy, Arrowhead Elementary
  • Sheri Setzer, Canyon Park Middle School
  • David Shelton, Wellington Elementary
  • Michelle Shoucair, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Susan Sires, Maywood Hills Elementary
  • Theresa Slater, Skyview Middle School
  • Kurt Snyder, Northshore Middle School
  • Penny Soutar, North Creek High School
  • Carla Squires, Fernwood Elementary
  • Moe Standley, Hollywood Hill Elementary
  • Suzanne Sterling, Cottage Lake Elementary
  • Jill Stewart, Kenmore Elementary
  • Emily Sullivan, Maywood Hills Elementary
  • Karyn Sullivan, Fernwood Elementary
  • Trudy Swain, Northshore Middle School
  • Janet Tamura, Fernwood Elementary
  • Spencer Teachout, North Creek High School
  • Patty Trovato, Woodin Elementary
  • Carolyn Urrutia, Bothell High School
  • Elizabeth Van Pelt, Westhill Elementary
  • Michelle Vancour, Canyon Creek Elementary
  • Jon Vandemoortel, Northshore Middle School
  • Mary Vasatka, Canyon Creek Elementary
  • Corey Wackerly, Northshore Middle School
  • Ryan Weaver, Fernwood Elementary
  • Jaime Weinstein, Canyon Creek Elementary
  • Julie Westerbeck, Inglemoor High School
  • Adam White, Kenmore Elementary
  • Colin White, Canyon Park Middle School
  • Laura White, Maywood Hills Elementary
  • Melodie Wiggin, Maywood Hills Elementary
  • Brittany Williams, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Barbara Wilson, SAS
  • Susan Wright, Cottage Lake Elementary
  • Dori Wuepper, Bothell High School
  • Brittney Wynn, Inglemoor High School
  • Linda Yoder, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Leah Young, Woodmoor Elementary
  • Katie Zimmerman, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Ali Airhart, Cottage Lake Elementary
  • Niki Arnold-Smith, Admin Center
  • Erick Aulabaugh, Timbercrest Middle School
  • Chris Bigelow, Admin Center
  • Chris Brenengen, Admin Center
  • Christy Clausen, Admin Center
  • Brenda Conrad, Woodinville High School
  • Kurt Criscione, Woodinville High School
  • Cathi Davis, Kokanee Elementary
  • Gabe Demiro, Northshore Middle School
  • Obadiah Dunham, Admin Center
  • Josh Emand, Admin Center
  • Joel Fagundes, Kokanee Elementary
  • Robert Foster, Support Services
  • Audee Gregor, Leota Middle School
  • Doug Hale, Admin Center
  • Jen Hernandez, Kenmore Middle School
  • Erica Hill, Inglemoor High School
  • Todd Koren, Admin Center
  • Scott Leick, Admin Center
  • Eric Mcdowell, North Creek High School
  • Lisa Mclean, Admin Center
  • Bryan Mcniel, Leota Middle School
  • Sharyn Mehner, North Creek High School
  • Elizabeth Meza, Admin Center
  • Heather Miller, Admin Center
  • Gavin Molitor, Admin Center
  • Carolyn Okeeffe, Admin Center
  • Amber Pacquer, Canyon Park Middle School
  • Shawn Rainwater, Inglemoor High School
  • Michelle Reid, Admin Center
  • Craig Richardson, Woodinville High School
  • Melissa Riley, Kenmore Elementary
  • Joseph Robertson, North Creek High School
  • Tiffany Rodriguez, Northshore Middle School
  • Jeff Sherwood, Admin Center
  • Vicki Sherwood, Inglemoor High School
  • Bob Stewart, Bothell High School
  • Bryan Stutz, Kenmore Middle School
  • Derek Tucci, Admin Center
  • Donna Tyo, SAS/Net
  • Jen Welch, Cottage Lake Elementary
  • David Wellington, Admin Center
  • Sarah White, East Ridge Elementary
  • Sebastian Ziz, Canyon Park Middle School
Community Members/Others
  • Cynda Bambarger
  • Brenae Brix
  • Justin Chae
  • Jamie Criddle
  • Carmen Dalziel
  • Harnaz Dhoot
  • Raj Dhoot
  • Jean Goodrich
  • Brian Harkess
  • Rami Kaur
  • Tim King
  • Jeanette Marquardt
  • Aaron Moreau-Cook
  • Brenda Pellitteri
  • Katrina Rose
  • Dita Rudinow
  • Cheryl Stanford
  • Lee Sterling
  • Patsy Treece

Sign Wavers
  • Rebecca Andrick, Canyon Creek Elementary
  • Gail Bauman, Northshore Middle School
  • Ally Fada, Fernwood Elementary
  • Chris Harrison, North Creek High School
  • Robbi Reed, Woodmoor Elementary
  • Heather Ribarich, North Creek High School
  • Janine Schmoll, Sunrise Elementary
  • Karyn Sullivan, Fernwood Elementary
  • Janet Tamura, Fernwood Elementary
  • Cameron Varney, Kenmore Middle School
  • Pat Williams, Skyview Middle School
  • Bristol Clarkson, Canyon Creek Elementary
  • Laura Sprague, Canyon Creek Elementary
  • Jennifer Drury, Parent
  • Todd Kingston, Parent
  • Carmin Dalziel, NS Schools Foundation
  • Amy Cast, NSD Board Director
  • Sandy Hayes, NSD Board Director
  • Jaime Criddle, Citizens for NS Schools
  • Katrina Rose, Community Member
  • Kraig Peck, Community Member