WSPA Annual Conference - Presented by Region 2

We encourage you to attend this valuable and meaningful conference. 
Each day provides relevant and useful sessions, the chance to meet with State partners and vendors, 
and most importantly -- the opportunity to make connections and build relationships with your colleagues. 

  • Pre-conference: Sunday, February 24,2019
  • Conference: February 25-27, 2019
  • Three Rivers Convention Center - Kennewick 

Please click here to register and for conference details 

Randy Hathaway Fellowship Awards

The Randy Hathaway Fellowship Awards were established to commemorate the exemplary leadership of Randy Hathaway and his service to the field of human resources. Mr. Hathaway served as a school administrator, Executive Director of Employee Relations and Negotiations Network (ERNN), and as the Executive Director of Washington School Personnel Association (WSPA). Mr. Hathaway continues to be an advocate for education, the role of human resources, and of our organization. It is with great pride that we offer this fellowship program to our members. 

Randy Hathaway fellowships are open to individuals who are current WSPA members and have belonged to the organization for at least one membership year prior to the 2018-2019 year. These competitive non-continuing fellowships are available for the purpose of supporting the recipients' educational growth in the area of Human Resources.  

2019 Fellowship Awards:

  • WSPA  is pleased to offer twelve (12) HELP program tuition fellowships in the amount of $910 each. WSPA will grant two (2) HELP fellowships per region. 
  • WSPA will also be offering twelve (12) tuition fellowships in the amount of $500 each. These fellowships are to be used toward college tuition or college credits related to the study of human resources. 

You may apply for both the HELP and tuition fellowships, however only one will be awarded per person, per year.

Please click here for the application packet and information

The application deadline is January 11, 2019

Best of luck with your applications!

Employee Misconduct and Investigations Workshop 

  • December 7, 2018
  • 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton at Southcenter in Tukwila, Washington

This workshop will cover the basics of employee discipline and misconduct investigations. 
This session includes discussion from sample cases, hypothetical and real-life examples, 
along with practical tips and guidance for dealing with a range of discipline and conduct issues. 

Please click here for registration and event information 

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

WSPA Community Forum and Discussion Boards

New resource for our members: Your membership now includes access to our exclusive Community Forum. This new member benefit allows you to create topics to discuss the latest industry and membership news. Post messages, documents, and subscribe to the topics that interest you the most! Ready, set, engage!

  • Post topics to the community forum to discuss with your peers.
  • Browse previous discussions to catch up on recent happenings.
  • Ask your peers questions that are most important you.
  • Subscribe to topics of choice to receive updates by email.
  • Add topics that interest you the most to your Favorites for easy access later.

To get started:

  1. Log into the member section of the website.
  2. Navigate to Resources in the top menu bar and select Community Forum  *NOTE: You must be logged in to access the community forum * 
  3. Post a topic you want to discuss.
  4. Respond to previous posts.
  5. Share attachments when creating new posts.
  6. Subscribe to topics of interest.
  7. Identify "favorite" topics you want to read later.


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