Legislative Impacts on Bargaining + Paraeducator Training Implementation 

  • Friday, May 31, 2019
  • Cost: $295 for both sessions, $150 for single session
  • Location: DoubleTree by Hilton at Southcenter, Tukwila

Legislative Impacts on Bargaining 
9:00 – 12:00
Presenters: Lorraine Wilson and Tevon Edwards, Porter Foster Rorick LLP

  • Legislative Impacts on Bargaining
    • SEBB
    • Levy Lid
    • Paraeducator training funding
    • Other bills impacting human resources work in school districts

Paraeducator Training Requirement Implementation
Presenters: Jack Busbee and Jonelle Adams, PESB

  • Paraeducator Training Implementation
    • We understand the why, now join us for the HOW.
    • How are districts doing this? What is the framework?
    • When are districts doing this?
    • What are districts offering?

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Leavenworth, Washington 

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

  • July 22-24. 2019
  • Icicle Village Inn - Leavenworth, Washington
  • Registration: $495

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HELP Program 2019-2020
Leavenworth, Washington

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 in Education Leadership Program (HELP) 
  • July 22-26, 2019
  • NEW LOCATION: Icicle Village Resort, Leavenworth, Washington
  • Registration: $910

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WSPA Membership

Thank you to the members of the Washington School Personnel Association.  With members like you, we are able to provide a sustainable professional community for human resource professionals across the State of Washington. Only through your support can we continue to offer dynamic, relevant, and meaningful professional development as well as advocate for legislative action that supports education and WSPA endorsed initiatives

Please click here to join or renew your membership with WSPA


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! 

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