Thursday, October 18, 2018

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

NSEA Nominations Are Open

Nominations for the following NSEA leadership positions are now open. If you are interested in filling any of these positions, please fill out a nomination form and send it to the NSEA Office by Friday, March 30. Nominations will be taken from the floor of the April 30th Rep Council meeting and elections will be in May.

NSEA Officers (2 year term starting July 1, 2018)
  • ESP Vice President (must be an ESP member)
  • Secretary/Treasurer (open to cert and ESP members)
NSEA Exec Board—Certificated (2 year term starting July 1, 2018; open to Cert members only)
  • Intermediate Elementary
  • High School
  • Special Ed
  • At-Large
NSEA Exec Board—ESP (2 year term starting July 1, 2018; open to ESP members only)
  • ESP At-Large
If you have any questions about the open positions or the nomination process, contact Lydia King at

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

NSEA Members' Work Pays Off for Our Schools

We did it! After calling over ten thousand voters, NSEA members' work made all the difference. With millions of dollars for our schools at stake, our phone calls and sign waving helped close tight voter margins for all three Northshore funding measures.
  • The Educational Program and Operations Levy passed 62% to 38%, or 17,968 to 11,062.
  • The Tech Levy passed by the same percentage, 62% to 38%.
  • The Capital Bonds measure passed 60.78% to 39.22%. As State law requires that Bonds receive at least 60% to pass, this measure passed by only 227 votes!
The passage of these property taxes is a vote of confidence by Northshore's residents in our collective work as educators. They recognized the high quality of education that we provide, and voted to continue to pay the taxes necessary to fund it for the benefit of all Northshore kids and residents.  

NSEA organized the phoning and sign-waving. Hundreds of NSEA members, administrators, and others called over 10,000 voters to ask them to support these measures. Others waved signs. We know that many voters support paying taxes and will actually vote if the need is explained to them, and they are asked.  That's what we did, together! Turnout was a low 31%, typical throughout the state.

Our collective efforts were crucial to the success of these measures, and to the improvements they will make to our work and schools! 
  • For example, the operations levy pays for teacher TRI pay and the five non-student days ($13,000 to $25,000 per teacher); stipends; overload pay; about 1/3 to 1/2 of ESP jobs, salaries and professional hours; smaller class sizes; athletics, drama, and clubs; much of special ed; and more.
  • The Capital Bonds includes $13 million for door lock/active shooter safety; another elementary school in Maltby; 30 new classrooms shared by Skyview MS and Canyon Creek Elem; and a new building at Inglemoor. We won't need to keep jamming more kids into portables. The 227 margin of victory would not have been possible without our efforts.
Those who made these calls and waved signs are heroes!

They are listed below our signatures. Find out who from your school participated, and thank them in person!  

Our commitment to each other and our students, as NSEA members, continues to improve our work and schools! THANK YOU for your membership and participation!

Tim Brittell, NSEA President
Lydia King, NSEA Executive Assistant
Paul Dillon, WEA Staffperson   

Phone Bank Volunteers
NSEA Members
  • Stephanie Adam, Woodmoor Elementary
  • Julie Allemann, Kokanee Elementary
  • Joanne Allen, Canyon Park Middle School
  • Rebecca Andrick, Canyon Creek Elementary
  • Liz Aplin, Moorlands Elementary
  • Melissa Arnold, Sorenson Early Childhood Center
  • Joseph Baillargeon, Bothell High School
  • Linda Baisch, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Jane Barrell Yadav, Wellington Elementary
  • Tara Barth, Wellington Elementary
  • Twila Bartlow, Maywood Hills Elementary
  • Gail Bauman, Northshore Middle School
  • Joyce Bayer, Frank Love Elementary
  • Hannah Bellinger, North Creek High School
  • Patricia Benintendi, Sorenson Early Childhood Center
  • Mathew Bermudez, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Lisa Billings, Fernwood Elementary
  • Emily Birch, Bothell High School
  • Suzanne Black, Inglemoor High School
  • Patti Blegen, Timbercrest Middle School
  • Anna Bond, Inglemoor High School
  • Kirstin Briefs, Lockwood Elementary
  • Heidi Bush, Northshore Middle School
  • Christina Cariker, Kokanee Elementary
  • Anne Carson, Sorenson Early Childhood Center
  • Jennifer Cassarino, Canyon Park Middle School
  • Nicholas Celms, Bothell High School
  • Erin Chargualaf, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Monte Chase, Canyon Park Middle School
  • Caroline Chastain, Woodmoor Elementary
  • Barb Chessler, Lockwood Elementary
  • Trina Childe-Shaw, Woodmoor Elementary
  • Scott Chrisman, Shelton View Elementary
  • Myrleen Christensen, Canyon Creek Elementary
  • Bristol Clarkson, Canyon Creek Elementary
  • Mason Cole, Woodinville High School
  • Clark Combs, Kokanee Elementary
  • Jeri Combs, Kenmore Middle School
  • Kevin Comeaux, Kokanee Elementary
  • Leslie Connor, Woodin Elementary
  • Wendi Coombs, Maywood Hills Elementary
  • Chris Cooper, Moorlands Elementary
  • April Cunningham, Woodin Elementary
  • Carrie Daus, Northshore Middle School
  • Anne Davidson, Leota Middle School
  • Christy Deer, Bear Creek Elementary
  • Brittany Doyle, Kokanee Elementary
  • Kelsey Dunlop, Frank Love Elementary
  • Amy Dussault, Northshore Middle School
  • Mark Eaton, Canyon Park Middle School
  • Erin Ena, Northshore Middle School
  • Lauryn Ernster, Skyview Middle School
  • Virginia Ernster, Skyview Middle School
  • Janice Finch, Moorlands Elementary
  • Maureen Fleischman, Hollywood Hill Elementary
  • Tiffany Frane, North Creek High School
  • Karen Franks, Timbercrest Middle School
  • Debra Galassi, Moorlands Elementary
  • Donna Gallagher, Sunrise Elementary
  • Sonya Garrett, Woodin Elementary
  • Michelle Geddes, Frank Love Elementary
  • Alicia Geoghagan, Shelton View Elementary
  • Missy Giacomi, East Ridge Elementary
  • Mary Giordano, Moorlands Elementary
  • Megan Gregersen, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Kelly Griffin, Moorlands Elementary
  • Christina Gutting, Inglemoor High School
  • Tracey Guyor, Moorlands Elementary
  • Stephanie Hansen, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Judith Harkess, Westhill Elementary
  • Bret Herholdt, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Marian Higa, Shelton View Elementary
  • Susan Hill, Woodinville High School
  • Patrick Holmes, Bothell High School
  • Cindy Horst, Leota Middle School
  • Courtney Hottowe, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • June Iwafuchi, Moorlands Elementary
  • Kirsten Jackson, Woodin Elementary
  • Margaret Jacobson, Bothell High School
  • Liz Jette, Woodin Elementary
  • Laurie Johnson, Woodinville High School
  • Steve Johnson, Shelton View Elementary
  • Lynne Kalstad, Bothell High School
  • Susanne Kanning, Inglemoor High School
  • Karen Kapovich, Woodin Elementary
  • Cindy Kaufman, Moorlands Elementary
  • Catherine Kennedy, Woodmoor Elementary
  • Karlie Kirkham, Eastside Foursquare Preschool
  • Richard Klee, Bothell High School
  • Richard Kobylka, Inglemoor High School
  • Matt Lang, Westhill Elementary
  • Andy Larson, Lockwood Elementary
  • Carly Lawhead, Woodmoor Elementary
  • Cheryl Lindgren, North Creek High School
  • Kendra Lowe, Kenmore Elementary
  • Trisha Malone, Woodinville High School
  • Ryan Mateo Sharnbroich, Northshore Middle School
  • Kimberly Matthews, Timbercrest Middle School
  • Donna Matthies, Northshore Middle School
  • Sam Maynard, Cottage Lake Elementary
  • Monica Mcauliffe, Sorenson Early Childhood Center
  • Marie Mcdowell, Hollywood Hill Elementary
  • Kara Mcgrew, Cottage Lake Elementary
  • Kathleen Mcguinness, Westhill Elementary
  • Kristie Mcvay, Fernwood Elementary
  • Kristin Merritt, Woodin Elementary
  • Jason Metcalf-Lindenburger, Inglemoor High School
  • Elizabeth Methot, Canyon Park Middle School
  • Radka Meyer, Canyon Creek Elementary
  • Martha Miles, Sorenson Early Childhood Center
  • Zane Mills, Inglemoor High School
  • Jen Morley, Timbercrest Middle School
  • Kathy Murphy, East Ridge Elementary
  • Judy Navoni, Frank Love Elementary
  • Mary Neifert, Moorlands Elementary
  • Renee Nicholas, Frank Love Elementary
  • Rita Nielson, Kenmore Elementary
  • Candace Nybo, Maywood Hills Elementary
  • Nancy Nygren, North Creek High School
  • Mary Obukowicz, Lockwood Elementary
  • Lori Odendahl, Woodmoor Elementary
  • Aileen Okrent, Frank Love Elementary
  • Tony Olney, SAS
  • Kristie Ortman, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Kimberly Osgood, Sunrise Elementary
  • Amanda Overdick, Kenmore Middle School
  • Todd Parker, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Zoe Parkman, North Creek High School
  • Sheryl Passarge, Frank Love Elementary
  • Deborah Patashnik, Moorlands Elementary
  • Deanna Perry, Inglemoor High School
  • Thomas Petersen, Kenmore Middle School
  • Chantal Porter, Sunrise Elementary
  • Robbi Reed, Woodmoor Elementary
  • Janice Rendahl, Cottage Lake Elementary
  • Tim Rhoades, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Brooke Richards, Kokanee Elementary
  • Kimberly Rodriguez, Leota Middle School
  • Jenny Ross, Canyon Creek Elementary
  • Brenda Rothaus, Woodin Elementary
  • Nicole Ryan, Fernwood Elementary
  • Anne Salzer, Woodmoor Elementary
  • Leslie Sandberg, Northshore Middle School
  • Natalie Sanfelippo, Woodmoor Elementary
  • Kristina Saunders, Lockwood Elementary
  • Janine Schmoll, Sunrise Elementary
  • Lona Sepessy, Arrowhead Elementary
  • Sheri Setzer, Canyon Park Middle School
  • David Shelton, Wellington Elementary
  • Michelle Shoucair, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Susan Sires, Maywood Hills Elementary
  • Theresa Slater, Skyview Middle School
  • Kurt Snyder, Northshore Middle School
  • Penny Soutar, North Creek High School
  • Carla Squires, Fernwood Elementary
  • Moe Standley, Hollywood Hill Elementary
  • Suzanne Sterling, Cottage Lake Elementary
  • Jill Stewart, Kenmore Elementary
  • Emily Sullivan, Maywood Hills Elementary
  • Karyn Sullivan, Fernwood Elementary
  • Trudy Swain, Northshore Middle School
  • Janet Tamura, Fernwood Elementary
  • Spencer Teachout, North Creek High School
  • Patty Trovato, Woodin Elementary
  • Carolyn Urrutia, Bothell High School
  • Elizabeth Van Pelt, Westhill Elementary
  • Michelle Vancour, Canyon Creek Elementary
  • Jon Vandemoortel, Northshore Middle School
  • Mary Vasatka, Canyon Creek Elementary
  • Corey Wackerly, Northshore Middle School
  • Ryan Weaver, Fernwood Elementary
  • Jaime Weinstein, Canyon Creek Elementary
  • Julie Westerbeck, Inglemoor High School
  • Adam White, Kenmore Elementary
  • Colin White, Canyon Park Middle School
  • Laura White, Maywood Hills Elementary
  • Melodie Wiggin, Maywood Hills Elementary
  • Brittany Williams, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Barbara Wilson, SAS
  • Susan Wright, Cottage Lake Elementary
  • Dori Wuepper, Bothell High School
  • Brittney Wynn, Inglemoor High School
  • Linda Yoder, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Leah Young, Woodmoor Elementary
  • Katie Zimmerman, Crystal Springs Elementary
  • Ali Airhart, Cottage Lake Elementary
  • Niki Arnold-Smith, Admin Center
  • Erick Aulabaugh, Timbercrest Middle School
  • Chris Bigelow, Admin Center
  • Chris Brenengen, Admin Center
  • Christy Clausen, Admin Center
  • Brenda Conrad, Woodinville High School
  • Kurt Criscione, Woodinville High School
  • Cathi Davis, Kokanee Elementary
  • Gabe Demiro, Northshore Middle School
  • Obadiah Dunham, Admin Center
  • Josh Emand, Admin Center
  • Joel Fagundes, Kokanee Elementary
  • Robert Foster, Support Services
  • Audee Gregor, Leota Middle School
  • Doug Hale, Admin Center
  • Jen Hernandez, Kenmore Middle School
  • Erica Hill, Inglemoor High School
  • Todd Koren, Admin Center
  • Scott Leick, Admin Center
  • Eric Mcdowell, North Creek High School
  • Lisa Mclean, Admin Center
  • Bryan Mcniel, Leota Middle School
  • Sharyn Mehner, North Creek High School
  • Elizabeth Meza, Admin Center
  • Heather Miller, Admin Center
  • Gavin Molitor, Admin Center
  • Carolyn Okeeffe, Admin Center
  • Amber Pacquer, Canyon Park Middle School
  • Shawn Rainwater, Inglemoor High School
  • Michelle Reid, Admin Center
  • Craig Richardson, Woodinville High School
  • Melissa Riley, Kenmore Elementary
  • Joseph Robertson, North Creek High School
  • Tiffany Rodriguez, Northshore Middle School
  • Jeff Sherwood, Admin Center
  • Vicki Sherwood, Inglemoor High School
  • Bob Stewart, Bothell High School
  • Bryan Stutz, Kenmore Middle School
  • Derek Tucci, Admin Center
  • Donna Tyo, SAS/Net
  • Jen Welch, Cottage Lake Elementary
  • David Wellington, Admin Center
  • Sarah White, East Ridge Elementary
  • Sebastian Ziz, Canyon Park Middle School
Community Members/Others
  • Cynda Bambarger
  • Brenae Brix
  • Justin Chae
  • Jamie Criddle
  • Carmen Dalziel
  • Harnaz Dhoot
  • Raj Dhoot
  • Jean Goodrich
  • Brian Harkess
  • Rami Kaur
  • Tim King
  • Jeanette Marquardt
  • Aaron Moreau-Cook
  • Brenda Pellitteri
  • Katrina Rose
  • Dita Rudinow
  • Cheryl Stanford
  • Lee Sterling
  • Patsy Treece

Sign Wavers
  • Rebecca Andrick, Canyon Creek Elementary
  • Gail Bauman, Northshore Middle School
  • Ally Fada, Fernwood Elementary
  • Chris Harrison, North Creek High School
  • Robbi Reed, Woodmoor Elementary
  • Heather Ribarich, North Creek High School
  • Janine Schmoll, Sunrise Elementary
  • Karyn Sullivan, Fernwood Elementary
  • Janet Tamura, Fernwood Elementary
  • Cameron Varney, Kenmore Middle School
  • Pat Williams, Skyview Middle School
  • Bristol Clarkson, Canyon Creek Elementary
  • Laura Sprague, Canyon Creek Elementary
  • Jennifer Drury, Parent
  • Todd Kingston, Parent
  • Carmin Dalziel, NS Schools Foundation
  • Amy Cast, NSD Board Director
  • Sandy Hayes, NSD Board Director
  • Jaime Criddle, Citizens for NS Schools
  • Katrina Rose, Community Member
  • Kraig Peck, Community Member

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

We've Moved!

The WEA-Cascade Council and the Northshore Education Association Office has moved to:

22522 29th Drive SE, #205
Bothell, WA 98021

The new office is located in the Canyon Park Business Center. We are in the same building as Gretchen's Place. Use Gretchen's Place entrance and then come upstairs. Follow the signs to WEA-Cascade UniServ Council. Click here for driving directions.

NSD intradistrict mail is still delivered to the new NSEA Office and our phone numbers have remained the same.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Facts About Northshore's Bond and Levies

Please share these facts about Northshore’s Bond/Levies:

  • The quality of our schools benefits the entire community. The high quality of our Northshore schools benefits everyone in our community, both educating our kids and neighbors and substantially enhancing our property values. Our strong schools reduce crime rates and prepare the next generation for college, work, and life in the global marketplace. Voters must vote by Tuesday, February 13 at 8:00 pm.
  • The three funding measures are a reduction in our local tax rate. The three funding measures are renewals of existing measures. Further, the tax rate cost of these renewals is a reduction, not an increase. The existing expiring three local funding sources cost $4.01 per thousand dollars of property value. The renewal tax rate for the measures on the ballot total $3.89 per thousand dollars of property value, a reduction.

  • A “YES” vote to pass all three of these measures is essential to maintain the quality of our schools. 
    • Local levy dollars pay for over 20% of Northshore’s budget, including smaller class sizes, special education, academic intervention, school nurses, sports, clubs, advanced learning, professional development for staff, and more.      
    • School districts, including Northshore, rely on local bonds for school construction and renovation. Thousands of additional students have entered our Northshore schools (enough to fill several new schools) but instead are warehoused in portables all day. Northshore’s Renewal Capital Projects Bond will build a new school and more classrooms, and will add a much needed performing arts and instructional building at Inglemoor High School. It will also pay for much needed security enhancements, such as door locking mechanisms that will help protect our students in the event of an armed attacker.
    • Students need to learn on computers, and have internet access, but these are not funded by state and local taxes. The Renewal Technology Levy will pay for this.
  • The State’s new funding formula does not fully fund basic education, according to the State Supreme Court. The Court has also ordered the Legislature to add $1 billion for next year, and we've yet to see if they will.  In addition, the State requires 24 high school credits to graduate, but the State only provides funding for 20 credits (classes). There are many other examples.
  • The State Supreme Court’s McCleary Decision was about state funding for basic education, the minimal level of state-required education. Even if the State funds this in the future (an unknown), the minimal basic education does not provide the kind of education our community’s students need to compete in the global marketplace, to get the kind of jobs that will enable them to have a middle class standard of living. Northshore is not a community that would be satisfied with the minimal level of state-required education. Families move to our community because of our great schools, not for basic schools. Local funding is essential to maintain this high quality.

By Tuesday, February 13, mail your family’s ballots, or drop them off (without postage) at a County Elections Drop Box: Bothell City Hall, Kenmore City Hall, Kirkland City Hall, Redmond City Hall, Bothell Canyon Park QFC; Woodinville Library, or Kingsgate Library.    

More information is at

This message was prepared by the Northshore Education Association, NSEA, the professional organization of Northshore’s teachers, paraeducators, and school nurses.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Support Northshore Schools


I don’t need to tell you that the Northshore School District is experiencing tremendous growth. Snohomish County is now one of the fastest growing regions in the entire country. The crowding in our schools and the traffic in the north end are proof of this trend. As the houses go up, new students in our schools follow soon after. Why are people coming here? It is because of the excellent reputation of the Northshore School District!

In February 2018, the Northshore School District will be going to the voters for approval of a Capital Projects Bond ($275 million), Educational Programs and Operations Levy ($234 million), and a Technology Levy ($62 million). Each of these measures covers the next four years of operations for our district, starting in 2019.

The Capital Projects Bond will help us deal with our ever expanding number of students. It will:

  • Provide safety and security upgrades (including new door locks).
  • Build a new K-5 school off of Maltby Road.
  • Add 30 classrooms to be shared by Skyview Middle and Canyon Creek Elementary (SkyCreek Campus).
  • Build a performing arts and instructional building at Inglemoor High School.
  • Provide maintenance and upgrades at many schools.
  • Improve outdoor learning spaces.

The Educational Programs and Operations Levy is critical since it provides 20% of the overall budget that goes towards educational programs, services, and our daily operations. It represents about 25% of an educator’s total salary in Northshore. This levy provides additional funds for:

  • Special Education.
  • Academic support for advanced learners.
  • Transportation costs. 
  • Intervention for struggling learners.
  • Enrichment and extra-curricular activities including music, drama, sports, and clubs.
  • Basic education costs not covered by the state or federal government.

The Technology Levy will help our students and staff keep up in a rapidly changing world of technology. This levy will allow our students to have the devices they need along with the instruction to be a responsible digital citizen. This levy will:

  • Provide 1:1 devices for all grades.
  • Provide training for teachers in how to best incorporate technology in our classrooms.
  • Training for online safety and strong digital citizenship skills.

NSEA will be conducting phone banks at the end of January/early February to call the voters in our district. Phoning voters is key to the successful passage of the bond and levies, and we need your help. 

See below for our phone bank calendar and click here to sign up for a calling shift.

 Each school has been assigned a specific day and shift for calling. Get a group of colleagues together to make call on your school’s day/shift, or come anytime during phone banking. Many staff go out for a bite to eat either before or after calling to build a sense of community and strengthen our commitment to each other and public education. Phone bank dates are listed below. See your Building Rep to sign up for a shift or click here. Come support the Northshore School District, make calls, and have fun!  Click here to sign up for phoning

Tim Brittell, NSEA President
Click on calendar to enlarge.