Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Nominations Are Now Open!

Nominations are now open for several NSEA leadership positions. See below for details. To nominate yourself or someone else, fill out this form and return it to the NSEA Office by Friday, March 31st. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor of the April Rep Council meeting; the election will be held in May.

President: Two year term; ppen to either certificated or ESP members

Cert Vice President: Two year term, must be certificated

ESP Exec Board
  • Two at-large positions open for nomination
  • Two year term
  • Must be an ESP
Certificated Exec Board
  • Four positions open for nomination:
    • Junior High/Middle School
    • Primary Elementary
    • Specialists 
    • Cert At-Large
  • Two year term
  • Must be certificated
Certificated Contract Maintenance Committee
  • Three positions open for nomination:
    • Intermediate Elementary
    • Junior High/Middle School
    • Special Ed
  • Three year term
  • Must be certificated
Click here for a nomination form. For more information about each position, please refer to the NSEA Bylaws. Contact Lydia King in the NSEA Office if you have questions or need assistance.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

New Date Added! Teacher Certification 101

The April 19th Teacher Certification Workshop is at capacity! Due to the popularity of this workshop, we are adding a second date. Please click here to register.

Registration is required and space is limited.


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

  • What will we be covering in our workshop?
  • Learn about recent policy changes affecting teacher certification 
  • Learn about the new National Board process 
  • Get an overview of ProTeach 
  • Explore new certification renewal requirements, including Professional Growth Plans and STEM professional development 
  • How to move from a residency to a professional certificate, or renew a continuing certificate
  • How can bargaining support educators through their certification process?
  • What support does WEA provide along the way?

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.

Where and When? Thurs., May 25, 2017 4:30 – 7:30 pm
(Pizza will be served)

NSEA/Cascade UniServ Office Conference Room
18704 Bothell Way NE
Suite 101
Bothell, WA 98011

Pizza and three clock hours provided for free to NSEA members.


Friday, March 17, 2017

ESP Teaching Certification Scholarships Available!

The ESP Teaching Certification Scholarship is a collaboration between the Northshore School District (NSD) and the Association. Its purpose is to recognize and encourage ESP members who are pursuing certification in the field of education at the undergraduate or graduate level.

The scholarship fund for each school year is $10,000.00. Scholarship awards will be a minimum of $2,000.00 per school year. Members may apply and receive one scholarship per year for a maximum of three years. Applications are due on May 5, 2017.

Scholarship recipients will be REIMBURSED for previously paid tuition expenses via a NSD Travel and Expense Reimbursement Claim Form. This scholarship will be by REIMBURSEMENT ONLY. Recipients will be compensated in one payment after documentation of previously paid tuition expenses has been submitted.

Documentation will consist of:
  •  NSD Travel and Expense Reimbursement Claim Form
  •  Original tuition payment receipt(s)
  • All scholarship monies will be deposited directly into the recipient’s bank account on file with the district.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Classified School Employee Week: March 13-17

Dear ESP Member,

Thank you for all that you do to help our students, families, teachers, administrators, schools, and each other.  The past two years have been quite a ride for the ESP members of our association.  We stand stronger today because of your involvement, courage, and dedication to our education association and community. I know you have heard it often, but there is no way that our schools could operate as effectively as they do, nor our students achieve at the high rate that they do each year, without your tireless dedication to your work.  The work done by our combined bargaining teams is an example for the rest of the state to follow.

The number of ESP at our Rep Council meetings have swelled our ranks to their highest levels ever! Just last night Reps were involved in great conversations about how to deal with the changing school start times, a very complex topic. Having the ESP Reps at these meetings allows for a more robust, meaningful conversations and better solutions for all. 

As we continue to move forward in this legislative session this year, there is much to be gained by ESP members.  Please stay engaged with us as we press forward for those gains.  You are crucial to our overall success!  Again, thank you so much for your work and support!

Tim Brittell

Northshore Education Association

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Education Funding Forum

Please join us for a conversation with our legislators on Saturday, March 11th at the North Creek High School Commons from 9:30 to 11:30 am.

This event is open to all educators, school leaders, school board members, students, and parents. We will speak with our legislators about the need for full funding, and we’ll share your Keep the McCleary Promise postcards with them.


  • Legislators in attendance: Senator Guy Palumbo, Representative Derek Stanford, Representative Roger Goodman, and Representative Larry Springer.
  • Bring others: co-workers, family, and friends. (There will be plenty to talk about at a lunch or coffee with them, afterwards!)
  • Doors open at 9 AM. Program is 9:30 to 11:30 AM. It’s in the school’s Commons, the large central gathering place. 
  • Tickets are not required for this event. 
  • Directions: This event will be held at North Creek High School in the Commons (in Building 3—the same building that houses the Gym and the Theater). Please park in the Student Parking Lot off of 188th Street—this gets you closest to the Commons and allows you access to a traffic light on 35th. Click here for directions and follow the green arrows on the map. 
We look forward to seeing you!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017