Human Resources in Education Leadership Program (HELP) 

The Human Resources in Education Leadership Program (HELP) is a three-year program designed to meet the professional development needs of individuals engaged in Human Resource Management in public education.  The program includes a one-week summer session, a one-day session in the fall, and a one-day session in the spring. Please click here  to view a brochure highlighting this program.

Human Resources Legal Boot Camp - CLASSIFIED

WSPA and HELP are pleased to announce a new program designed to meet the needs of our members. We are excited to announce our HR Legal Boot Camp – CLASSIFIED workshop.

This two-day workshop provides training and support specific to the needs of classified staff moving into management and supervisory positions. Topics include understanding of human resources soft skills, hiring responsibilities, and understanding of professional training, discipline and evaluation, bargaining agreements, and employee rights. Please see the attached schedule for details.

Human Resources Legal Boot Camp - CERTIFICATED

This is a three-day program offering training the ABC’s of Human Resources and Personnel Operations Guide (POG) review, HR 101 – overview of school HR administration leadership responsibilities, legal writing, and employee misconduct investigative writing

Special Presentation with guest presenters Dr. Lisa Nolan and Dr. Forrest Griek – Whole Educator Support and Creating a Balanced Workplace

In the path of a national teacher shortage and a polarized society we are needing a stronger work force more than ever before. As a result, Tacoma Public Schools launched the Whole Educator Initiative . 
Come and learn more about the Whole Educator and how we are ensuring the safety, health and engagement of every employee.  Please click here for more information regarding the Whole Educator Initiative. 

Registration is open to ALL WSPA members – you do not need to be a HELP or Boot Camp participant to register and attend this presentation.

  • Whole Educator Support Presentation
  • July 9, 2018
  • 8:00 a.m.- 11:45 am.
  • Doubletree by Hilton at Southcenter
  • Registration: $50  Registration also includes breakfast.
  • Registration is open to ALL WSPA members – you do not need to be a HELP or Boot Camp participant to register and attend this presentation.
  • Please click here for registration and full event details


WSPA Membership

The WSPA membership year runs from September 1st through August 31st of of each year. Membership for the new year is now open.

Membership benefits include reduced registration fees to events, free webinars, legislative updates, a shared electronic database of resources,  a 10% discount on all degree and certificate programs through City University, member requests, and the opportunity for invaluable collaboration and networking.  Please let us know if there is a service, product, or training that would be of benefit to you and your district. We greatly appreciate your feedback and will continue to do our best to meet the growing needs of our members. 
Please click here to register and for more information about WSPA membership.

Thank you. 

Benefits of Membership

The Washington School Personnel Association is a vibrant community of human resources professionals dedicated to the school community. Your WSPA membership includes free webinars, an electronic copy of the Personnel Operations Guide (POG), discounted registration to all of our conferences, workshop, and events, legislative updates, member requests, discounted tuition through City University, and many other benefits designed to support human resources professionals and their districts.

The WSPA membership year runs from September 1st through August 31st of each year. More information may be found at our member page.

If you are already a member, please click on the following link for member profile, website navigation tips and how-to's:  WSPA Website Member Navigation



Meet our Board and Region Representatives

Shaun Carey, WSPA President
Tina Konsmo, President-Elect
Kurt Schonberg, Immediate Past President
Chris Callaham, Treasurer
Janet Hodson, Secretary

Region 1 Co-Representatives: Jane Rausch and Kim Harmon
Region 2 Co-Representatives: Toni Neidhold and Doug Christensen
Region 3: Marilyn Boerke
Region 4 Co-Representatives: Stacia Dorman and Dawn Long
Region 5 Co-Representatives: Denise Kennedy and Chelle Lente
Region 6 Co-Representatives: Debbie Kovacs and Jason Thompson

Did you know that each region offers training, support, and great networking opportunities? Visit our Region Information page for schedules (coming soon!), contact information, and ways to get involved and connected! 

View the Event Calendar