Washington Educator Career Fairs 

Registration is now open for the 2017 Washington Educator Career Fairs. This is an excellent opportunity for any educator to familiarize themselves with the job market and to make valuable connections with districts and agencies. It is also an exceptional opportunity for our districts and agencies to make those face-to-face contacts critical to any values-based recruiting program

Convention Center

March 15, 2017

Tacoma Dome Arena 
March 29, 2017

Please click here for information and to register as an agency, district, or university

Please click here for information and to register as a teacher candidate/job seeker 

WSPA Annual Conference "Achieving Balance"
Presented by Region 3 

  • Pre-conference: February 26, 2017
  • Conference: February 27-March 1, 2017
  • Location: Heathman Lodge, Vancouver 
We encourage you to attend this valuable and meaningful conference. Each day will provide relevant and useful sessions, the chance to meet with State partners and vendors, and most importantly --the opportunity to make connections and develop relationships. 

Please click here for full conference details and registration

Interested in being a vendor at the conference? Please click here for vendor information and registration

The Region 3 planning committee has also developed a quick survey to gauge interest in session topics. Please click here to complete the survey. This information will be used to plan and prepare for the event. Your feedback is appreciated!

21st Century Bargaining Skills Workshop
Presented by Porter Foster Rorick LLP and WSPA

  • January 12, 2017
  • 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton at Southcenter
This one-day workshop will focus in detail on bargaining skills including bargaining law, engineering, psychology, bargaining math, mediation of disputes, union strategies, crisis bargaining district operations, and crisis bargaining communication. We are very pleased to offer two workshop tracks this year to best meet the needs of our attendees:

Track A will cover basic skills and knowledge every Washington public school bargainer should have in his or her toolbox for successful negotiation of collective bargaining agreements. 
Track B will provide deeper exploration of narrower topics and less common skills, philosophies, and scenarios faced by Washington public school bargainers in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements. 

Please click here for full conference details and registration 

Randy Hathaway Fellowship Awards

Randy Hathaway fellowships are open to current WSPA members that have belonged to the organization for at least one membership year prior to the 2016-2017 year. These competitive non-continuing fellowships are available for the purpose of supporting the recipients’ educational growth in the area of Human Resources.  

WSPA  is offering twelve (12) HELP program tuition fellowships in the amount of $910 each. WSPA will grant two (2) HELP fellowships per region. 
WSPA is also 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.

The application deadline is January 13, 2017

Please click here for more information and to download the application materials.

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