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 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 leaderership meetings and annual ESP Issues Conferences.

Who is my ACT representative?

Uniserv Council Representative Local
North Central WEA Christine Bainard Soap Lake ESP
Puget Sound Rochelle Greenwell Kent Assn of Paraeducators, WEA Board of Directors
Puget Sound Vivian Nagai Kent Assn of Paraeducators
Rainier Valisia Simpson Renton ESP
Seattle Antoinette Felder Seattle CPEA/SUBS
Seattle Vallerie Fisher Seattle Parapro Assn, WEA Board Director (At Large)
Seattle Marguerite Jones Seattle Parapro Assn,WEA ESP at Large
Seattle Marla Rasmussen Seattle Parapro Assn, WEA Board Director
Seattle Elizabeth Ward-Robertson Seattle Assn Office Professionals
Soundview Shondea Chapman Bates Tech College Prof/Tech Employees
Soundview Mary Hilton Steilacoom Classified EA
Spokane Debby Chandler Spokane EA, WEA Board of Directors
Spokane Stephanie Ervin Spokane EA Sec/Cler, NEA ESP at Large
Spokane Andre Ervin Spokane EA Specialists
Summit Katrina Miller Puyallup Education Support Professionals
WEA Cascade Robbi Reed Northshore EA ESP
WEA Chinook Sheila Iversen Shelton ESP
WEA-Eastern Washington Brenda Overdorff Nine Mile Falls CPEA
WEA Eastern Washington Yelonda Wilke Pullman Paraprofessionals
WEA Fourth Corner Chris Smith Bellingham Assn School Employees, WEA Board Director
WEA Fourth Corner Connie Kelly Bellingham Assoc. of School Employees
WEA-Lower Columbia
WEA MidState Keven Cummins Yakima Assoc of Building Services, WEA Board of Director
WEA MidState Gina Tookes Yakima Educ Office Professionals
WEA Olympic Claude Clark Central Kitsap ESP
WEA Riverside Traicy Brent Vancouver Assn ESP
WEA Sammamish Sally Jenkins Lake Washington ESP
WEA Southeast Julie Wickersham Clarkston Classified Association, WEA Board ESP At-Large
WEA-Tacoma Kimberly Allen Tacoma Education Association
WEA Cristi McCorkle WEA ESP Coordinator
WEA Thera Grady WEA ESP Administrative Asst
WEA Janie White WEA Vice President, Ad-Hoc Committee Member
2020 WEA ESP of the Year Steven Alvarez Seattle Parapro Assn

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: