The ACT works to address ESP member issues, including collective bargaining, job privatization, retirement/pensions and living wage efforts. The ACT also oversees professional development opportunities, scholarships and the annual ESP of the Year award.

Nominate an outstanding WEA Education Support Professional/Classified employee in your building or district. Nominations for 2021 will open late fall/early winter so be on the lookout for more information.

Each UniServ council elects one ACT representative every two years. ACT representatives are:

  • Activists and organizers for ESP members (some ACT members also serve as national representatives at NEA).
  • Advocates in Olympia and at home for public education issues.
  • Coordinators of local ESP leadership meetings and annual ESP Issues Conferences.

Who is my ACT representative?

Christine Bainard
Soap Lake ESP
North Central WEA

Mary Hilton
Steilacoom Classified EA
Soundview

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Keven Cummins
Yakima Assoc of Building Services
WEA MidState

Rochelle Greenwell
Rochelle Greenwell
Chair
Kent Association of Paraeducators
Puget Sound

Debby Chandler
Debby Chandler
Spokane EA; NEA ESP at Large
Spokane
Gina Tookes Yakima ESP
Gina Tookes
Yakima Educ Office Professionals
WEA MidState

Vivian Nagai
Vivian Nagai
Kent Association of Paraeducators
Puget Sound


Stephanie Ervin
Spokane EA Sec/Cler; NEA ESP at Large
Spokane
Claude Clark
Claude Clark
Central Kitsap ESP
WEA Olympic

Valisia Simpson
Valisia Simpson
Renton ESP
Rainier

Andre Ervin
Andre Ervin
Spokane EA Specialists
Spokane
Traicy Bernal
Traicy Bernal
Vancouver Assn ESP
WEA Riverside
Antoinette Felder
Antoinette Felder
Vice Chair
Seattle CPEA/SUBS
Seattle
Katrina Miller
Katrina Miller
Puyallup Education Support Professionals
Summit
Julie Wickersham
Julie Wickersham
Clarkston Classified Association
WEA Southeast 

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Vallerie Fisher
Secretary
Seattle Parapro Assn
Seattle

Robbi Reed
Robbi Reed
Special Education Paraeducator
Northshore EA ESP
WEA Cascade

Kim Allen
Kimberly Allen
Tacoma Education Association
WEA-Tacoma

Marguerite Jones
Marguerite Jones
Seattle Parapro Assn
Seattle
 
Pamella Johnson
Pamella Johnson
Rochester ESP
NEA ESP at Large
WEA Chinook

Cristi McCorkle
Cristi McCorkle
WEA ESP Coordinator

Marla Rasmussen
Marla Rasmussen
Seattle Parapro Assn
Seattle
Brenda Overdorff
Nine Mile Falls CPEA
WEA-Eastern Washington
Thera Grady
WEA ESP Administrative Assistant

Elizabeth Ward-Robertson
Seattle Assn Office Professionals
Seattle

Yelonda Wilke
Yelonda Wilke
Pullman Paraprofessionals
WEA-Eastern Washington
Janie White
Janie White
WEA Vice President
Ad-Hoc Committee Member
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Shondea Chapman
Bates Tech College Prof/Tech Employees
Soundview
Connie Kelly
Connie Kelly
Bellingham Assoc. of School Employees
WEA Fourth Corner
Steven Alvarez
Steven Alvarez
2020 WEA ESP of Year
Seattle Parapro Assn