Thank you for visiting our site! Our students and schools benefit from parent-teacher communication and cooperation. Below are answers to commonly asked questions and links we think parents may find helpful.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the Northshore Education Association?
We are the 1,300+ teachers and 500+ Education Support Professionals (ESPs) of the Northshore School District’s students. We teach pre-school, elementary, junior high, and high school. We are librarians, counselors, school psychologists, occupational and physical therapists, speech learning pathologists, and athletic coaches. We are Paraeducators, school assistants, nurses, deans, and technology specialists. Together, we are the Northshore Education Association, NSEA. We dedicate our working lives to our community’s children. Most of us live in this community, and moved here for the same reason others did—our great schools.
What does NSEA believe in?
Here are our core beliefs:
- Educate the whole child
- Our students need class sizes that are appropriate for learning.
- Effective teachers and principals are key to student success.
- Effective instructional resources are essential.
- Teachers need professional time to be effective.
- Testing must be used appropriately.
- A balance of uniform and differentiated programs and schools best serves our students.
- We are committed to partnering with parents.
Resources and Suggested Reading
- Blast from the Past: Watch this video (made in 2011) about how Northshore treats its ESP employees. Little has changed since this was made. Click here.
- Parents Across America
- Moms Rising
- Diane Ravitch’s Blog
- The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education, Diane Ravitch
- Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools (Transgressing Boundaries: Studies in Black Politics and Black Communities), Amanda Lewis and John Diamond
- This We Believe, AMLE