Your Retirement

WEA-Retired members advocate for public education and the welfare of its employees through their retirement years.Members of WEA and NEA who extend their membership to the WEA/NEA-Retired affiliate join in our advocacy for public education and the welfare of its employees through their retirement years.

WEA-Retired is the only retiree organization affiliated with the WEA. Download a WEA-Retired enrollment form (Adobe PDF format) 

Download a WEA-Retired recruitment badge (Adobe PDF format)


WEA-Retired supports public education and the enhancement of the quality of life for WEA's active and retired members.


  • To be the primary voice for public-education retirees in the state of Washington
  • To work in partnership with WEA members to achieve public confidence in public education.
  • To make the retirement years the best they can be for WEA/NEA-Retired members.
  • To secure legislation that fully supports our purpose.

WEA-Retired elects officers, board directors and delegates at its own annual meeting and also elects delegates to the WEA and NEA Representative Assemblies. WEA-Retired has representation on the WEA and NEA Board of Directors

WEA-Retired Officers

  • President: Carl Taylor
  • Vice President: Sandra Koko 
  • Secretary: Rick Chapman
  • Financial Officer: Stacia Bilsland
  • Immediate Past President: Kathy Wallentine

WEA-Retired Board of Directors

Board Directors elected at annual meeting:
Kent-Steve Tellari (06-08)
North Central-Doug McComas (06-08)
Rainier-Chuck Richards (06-08)
Sammamish-Mike Coleman (07-09)
Spokane-Shirley Hanson (06-08)
Summit-Karen Robbins (07-09)

Vancouver-Sandy Kokko (06-08)
Tacoma-Karin Goodro (05-07)
WEA-Cascade-Ken Mortland
WEA-Eastern Washington-Judy Wooten (07-09)
WEA Fourth Corner-Bob Blum (07-09)
WEA-Olympic-Rick Chapman (06-08)
WEA-Riverside-Terri Frazier (06-08)
WEA-Southeast-Cindy Lancaster (07-09)

Board directors elected by their council:
Pilchuck-Elaine Hanson (06-08)
Puget Sound-Lee Ann Prielipp (06-08)
Seattle-Shirley Painter (07-09)
Tacoma-Karin Goodro (07-09)
WEA Chinook-Barbara Day (07-09)

Soundview, WEA Lower Columbia and WEA Midstate need a board director who lives or worked in the UniServ. Please call 1-800-622-3393 extension 7067 if you would like to be a representative.

Washington State Department of Retirement Systems


School employee pensions are administered through the state's Department of Retirement Systems. Because of the complexity and ever-changing nature of pension rules and procedures, DRS is a good starting point for your search for pension information. Find DRS online at or call 800-547-6657 (Olympia area call 360-664-7000).


The Health Care Authority administers four health care programs and oversees the Uniform Medical Plan. more










NEA Retirement Web site

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