SEA Executive Board and NEA RA Candidate Information:

Candidate Information by Position (Alphabetical by Last Name):

Ferris Zone Director

Anthony Morrison

Originally from Guntersville, Alabama, I relocated to Spokane in 2007 to work with AmeriCorps providing opportunities for at-risk students.  Since then, I have worked in various educational positions including most recently as a mathematics teacher at Rogers High School and in my current position as a teacher at Eagle Peak School.  I am thankful to be nominated for election as the Ferris Zone Director and would appreciate your support.  If elected, I will work diligently to ensure all of our members are supported and their concerns are heard."

Jason Selley

It has been a pleasure to serve as a building rep for many years now. I have attended multiple WEA representative assemblies, attended trainings, worked on committees, and am currently a member of the election committee. I became a building rep to help people within my building, and I would love the opportunity to help and serve the larger Ferris zone.

Sherri Thies

Membership Matters is the heart of why I am active in Spokane Education Association. Together we can influence issues and policies that affect our students and our jobs. I am proud to be a professional educator and stand with my colleagues for a better future. I have been an SEA rep for Ferris for more than 13 years. My Union affiliation goes way back. My father was a Union president, my sons are union and I believe in the values our union stands by. We protect and promote the rights and benefits for all staff. Our job is impacted by the decision of the Legislators. WEA and SEA is our voice; participation is our power.

I am currently the Ferris Zone director and would like to continue being your representative on the Executive Board. I have attended many WEA RA's and was fortunate to attend NEA RA as a Delegate: As a Delegate I have presented new business items to represent you. I am proud to see my union in action at the state and national level. I would be honored to receive your vote.

Lewis and Clark Zone Director

Kevin Cope

I am currently the Lewis and Clark Zone Director. I am very passionate about the fact that the people on the front lines of education are the ones who really know what is going on in our schools. We. We know what is working and what is not working. Because we are the ones who are constantly given the task of making district mandates and programs work, our voice needs to be heard on how effective they really are. I will continue to help organize our members  and bring our concerns to the district administration and school board. I would appreciate your vote.

Elizabeth Coyote

No bio submitted

Madeline Sells No bio submitted

Shadle Zone Director

April Eberhardt No bio submitted
Brad Read

Brad has taught in Spokane Public Schools since 2004, and has been a teacher for 35 years. He has served on the Executive Board since 2016, and is passionate about Union work  as a key instrument in organizing collective action for the benefit of staff and students.

Jeremy Warren

No bio submitted

ESP Co-Chair

James Alexander

No bio submitted
Stacey Bright No bio submitted
Ethan Churchill No bio submitted
Stephanie Ervin

Salutations fellow educators! My name is Stephanie (Abrahamson) Ervin. I am a Secretary and have been with the district for 2 years. I started at Grant Elementary as an office aide before joining the Glover Middle School family. I am married to Andre Ervin, a fellow ESP working as a Student Intervention Support Specialist. Together we have 7 children with 5 in the SPS system.

As I have come to know the SEA/WEA, I realized that advocating for the people that I can empathize with lined up with my passion to serve. What I have to offer is my fresh ear, my strong voice, and my heart to serve. Thank you for your time and your consideration.

Marty McDowell

I am an itinerant sub custodian I was raised in a union family dad  mom  grandparents  my wife is a building rep and on greavens and leadership and I have been on the training commity.i really think I could do a good job for the union  hard worker and like learning new stuf and taking challenges.i played  high school football ,worked as a radio disc jockey,been with the district 21 years,love history love all kinds of music  love my family and my pets two dog two cats.

Jeremy Rouse No bio submitted
Tami Taylor My name is Tami Taylor.  I've worked for Spokane Public Schools for about 11 1/2 years in the MHOH program as a para-professional.  First at Lincoln Heights and now at Grant. I've been a building rep for 8 years. I've also been on the ESP Leadership Team and Bargaining Support Team. I'm am the Political Action Lead in for building and have served in many other capacities in SEA. I have attended the WEA-RA for the past 6 years and have always wanted to attend the NEA-RA. I am a political activist at heart and belong to several groups and organizations that work to support public education and equal rights for all people. My passion is to make sure that special needs students are given every opportunity to flourish in their own way and continue to be protected under the American's With Disabilities Act and IDEA.
Pam Torngren

Hi, my name is Pam Torngren and I am running for ESP Co-chair. I am a Library Clerk and am currently working at Rogers, Arlington and Whitman. I have been involved with the union for the 28 years I've worked for SPS. Most of my work has been in advocating for ESP members. I have been a building rep for 14 years and took this year off. I am on Secretarial/Clerical Leadership team representing our members. I have been on the Secretarial/Clerical bargaining team for the last 2 bargains and look forward to working for our members. I am a strong believer in Professional Development and will advocate for all members to have access to quality, relevant PD to support your jobs.

NEA Representative Assembly Delegates - Two will be elected

 
Ginger Alberry

I have been with the Spokane district for 6 years as an Assistant Secretary for Sheridan Elementary. I love working with the kids and greeting them in the morning at Breakfast, talking with them about their day at lunch. I love coaching Disc Golf in the Spring to relate to them on a different level then in the office environment. I have been a building rep for the last 4 years and am very interested in the government side of the district and union responsibilities. I have attended WEA Rep Assembly and love the energy and all of the topics from around the state. I would love to have the opportunity to go to the NEA Rep assembly to experience the topics and information for the Country.

Les Allred I'm Les Allred I have been with the District now for almost 28 years how time flies by. I am the Head Custodian for Lewis and Clark High School. I am on the S.E.A Ex Board. I have bargained and I am on the Custodial Leadership team and served on several local and national committees. I am also on the state's action coordinating team.
Patty Baer No bio submitted
Ron Baer No bio submitted
David Ballard

No bio submitted

Stacey Bright No bio submitted
Michelle Burdick No bio submitted
Joanne Candelaria No bio submitted
Michelle Carkeek

No bio submitted

Debby Chandler No bio submitted
Jerome Duffney No bio submitted
Stephanie Ervin No bio submitted
Michael Gerling No bio submitted

Destiny Jackson

Hello everyone my name is Destiny Jackson a native of Fort Worth, Texas. I am currently a 3rd year elementary special education teacher. Thanks to a union member inviting me to a diversity dinner two years ago I was able to be introduced to our union. After that period of my career I was interested in learning more. Last year was my first RA; I was amazed by the passion that every educator had for their association. Currently I am a building rep at Longfellow elementary, and a member of the WEA human civil rights committee.  I have support for all educators, because we all have a part the children's education and well being. For sure I know I have a purpose here in Spokane Public Schools, and our union. Everyone including all races, all ages, and all union members have a voice. I hope you all will give me a chance to help you speak your voice.
Tamika Lamere No bio submitted
Marty Mcdowell

I am an itinerant sub custodian I was raised in a union family dad  mom  grandparents  my wife is a building rep and on greavens and leadership and I have been on the training commity.i really think I could do a good job for the union  hard worker and like learning new stuf and taking challenges.i played  high school football ,worked as a radio disc jockey,been with the district 21 years,love history love all kinds of music  love my family and my pets two dog two cats.

Michael Noel

No bio submitted

David Perry

No bio submitted

Loralee Ross No bio submitted
Natalie Sarria-Wiley No bio submitted
Tami Taylor

My name is Tami Taylor.  I've worked for Spokane Public Schools for about 10 1/2 years in the MHOH program as a para-professional.  First at Lincoln Heights and now at Grant. I've been a building rep for 7 years. I've also been on the ESP Leadership Team and Bargaining Support Team. I'm am the Political Action Lead in for building and have served in many other capacities in SEA. I have attended the WEA-RA for the past 6 years and have always wanted to attend the NEA-RA. I am a political activist at heart and belong to several groups and organizations that work to support public education and equal rights for all people. My passion is to make sure that special needs students are given every opportunity to flourish in their own way and continue to be protected under the American's With Disabilities Act and IDEA. I would be honored to represent you and our students in Boston this summer as a member of the Washington State Delegation to the WEA-RA.