ESP Action Coordinating Team

Group photo of the 2019 ESP Action Coordinating Team
Members of the ESP Action Coordinating Team
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 2020 are being accepted now until 5 p.m. Friday, Jan 17. Follow this link to complete the nomination form. Guidelines

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 leaderership meetings and annual ESP Issues Conferences.

Who is my ACT representative?

Uniserv Council Representative Local
Seattle Gwendolyn Jimerson, Chair Seattle Parapro Assoc.,WEA Board of Directors
Lower Columbia TBD
North Central Christine Bainard North Central ESP Locals
Puget Sound Rochelle Greenwell Kent Association of Paraeducators, WEA Board of Directors
Rainier Valisia Simpson Renton ESP
Seattle Marla Rasmussen Seattle Parapro Assoc., WEA Board of Directors
Seattle Marguerite Jones Seattle Parapro Assoc.,WEA ESP at Large
Seattle Elizabeth Ward-Robertson Seattle Assn Office Professionals
Seattle Vallerie Fisher Seattle Parapro Association, WEA Board of Directors (At Large)
Soundview Shondea Chapman Bates Tech College
Soundview Mary Hilton Steilacoom Classified EA
Spokane Debby Chandler Spokane EA, WEA Board of Directors
Spokane Amy Hagins, Vice Chair Spokane EA Specialists, WEA Board of Directors
Spokane Andre Ervin Spokane EA Specialists
Summit Katrina Miller Puyallup Education Support Professionals
Tacoma Kimberly Allen Tacoma Education Association
WEA Cascade Robbi Reed Northshore EA ESP
WEA Chinook Sheila Iversen Shelton ESP
WEA Eastern Brenda Overdorff Nine Mile Falls CPEA
WEA Fourth Corner Chris Smith Bellingham Assn School Employees, WEA Board of Directors
WEA Fourth Corner Connie Kelly Bellingham Assoc. of School Employees
WEA Headquarters Nache Duncan WEA Staff
WEA Midstate Gina Tookes Yakima Educ Office Professionals
WEA Olympic Claude Clark Central Kitsap ESP
WEA Retired Antoinette Felder, Secretary Seattle AEOP
WEA Riverside Susan Lemos Hockinson ESP
WEA Sammamish Sally Jenkins Lake Washington ESP
WEA Southeast Julie Wickersham Clarkston Classified Association, WEA Board ESP At-Large

Read the ESP ACT Report

You can stay up to date on ESP issues with the ESP Action Coordinating Team Report. New issues will be added below: