WEA leadership team
WEA president and vice president are elected every two years by delegates to the WEA Representative Assembly.
President: Kim Mead
Mead was one of two female industrial arts teachers in the state in 1985 when she began her teaching career in the Everett School District. She taught middle school "shop" classes, including architecture, mechanical drafting, plastics, electronics, wood shop and computer technology.
She has served as a local president of the Everett Education Association and has been a longtime building representative, vice president and president of Pilchuck UniServ Council. She joined the WEA Board in 2004 where she served on the executive committee. She also served six years as NEA State Director.
"Our strength is our ability to come together with diverse views, and through our democratic process, stand up for the best interests of public education and our members," Mead says. "The work before us is great, but the rewards for our members and our students are worth the hard work. I am excited for the future of public education, driven by those who are the experts, the teachers and school employees who are the WEA."
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Vice President: Stephen Miller
Miller taught social studies in a high-poverty middle school in Bellevue before being elected as the Association's Vice President. He has served members in Bellevue as a building rep, bargainer, secretary, vice president and president of the Bellevue Education Association. He has served on multiple WEA committees, including the WEA-PAC Board. Most recently, he led the WEA-Sammamish Council as president and served as a WEA Board member and NEA State Director.
"I bring my daily experience of working in school to my responsibilities as a leader at the council, state, and national level," Miller says. "I understand the diversity of our members' experiences across the state and will work on behalf of them all."
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Executive Director: Armand Tiberio
WEA Executive Director Armand Tiberio joined WEA -- once again -- in April 2014. Previously, Tiberio was executive director of North Dakota United and the former executive director of the WEA.
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WEA Management Team
- Director of Advocacy and Organizing — Center for Education Quality — Rod Regan
- Director of Communications — Linda Mullen
- Director of Professional Practice — Center for Education Quality — Lisa Kodama
- Director of Public Policy — Shawn Lewis
- Chief Financial Officer — Margaret Knight
- Director of Human Resources, Facilities and Information Technology — Manny Bosser
- General Counsel — Aimee Iverson