WSPA New Membership Year Begins September 1

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.

The new membership year begins September 1 and membership renewals are now open.

Please click here to join or renew your membership with WSPA

School Law Conference - Registration now open

October 15-16, 2018
Double Tree Suites by Hilton at Southcenter

We encourage you to attend this valuable and informative conference. 
Each day will provide relevant and useful information presented by some of  Washington State's 
most prestigious and experienced law firms. 


Please click here for the School Law Conference agenda

Please click here for conference information and registration 


S-275 Personnel Reporting Workshops - Registration now open

This workshop will provide a basic understanding of how the S-275 data affects school finance and apportionment 
functions, along with specific details for reporting all of the 275 data 
(positions, assignments, degrees, credits, clock hours, vocational/CTE staff, experience, etc.)

October 5, 2018 - Spokane
October 9 or 10 - Tukwila 


Please click here for workshop information and registration 

HELP Fall Session - Writing Skills for Human Resources - Registration now open

  • October 22, 2018
  • Puget Sound Educational Service District
  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This workshop provides three sessions to choose from:

Session I - Basic Human Resources Writing 
Session II - Human Resources Legal Writing
Session III - How to Conduct a Workplace Investigation and Document your Findings

This workshop is open to all WSPA members. You do not need to be a HELP participant to attend.

Please click here for HELP Fall Writing Workshop Agenda 

Please click here for workshop information and registration 


NEW: 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. 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