SEA Executive Board and NEA RA Candidate Information:

NEA RA Delegates

Amy Anselmo

My name is Amy Anselmo and I am a proud 6th grade teacher at Sheridan Elementary. This is my 7th year at Sheridan and my 13th year teaching. I am a WSU graduate (GO COUGS). I hold a master's degree in Teaching from Grand Canyon University, a master's degree in Administration with a Principal certification from Whitworth University, and am Nationally Board Certified.  I have taught summer school (GO FOURTH ACADEMY) every year for our district. I love seeing the growth made by our students and the confidence they gain for incoming school year.  I currently tutor children in China through an online platform supporting students in their conversational English development. 

Being a valuable member of the union is important to me. I want to learn, grow, and share information that will impact my peers and improve our working environment. I will provide on-going communication with my colleagues and do what it takes to keep everyone informed and ready when needed. 

I am a proud mother of two boys, Jared (18) and Adam (12). Both boys are active in sports. My oldest is West Valley's football team captain and is looking forward to a short season starting up soon and my youngest is a Spokane Junior Chief hockey player. He also loves to play baseball. I always say you can find me sitting in some field most evenings during spring, summer, and fall. They keep me busy, but I wouldn't have it any other way. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and walking our dogs. We started foster puppies through SCRAPS when COVID 19 hit. It has been a blast;  however, we keep adopting them so fostering might have to come to an end as three dogs is our limit. 

Andrew Olmstead Teacher, Gifted at Libby
April Eberhardt

April Eberhardt is an educator who champions anti-racism. She began this profession as an emergency high school English teacher in the state of California  in 2007, and went on to earn her M.Ed. in Cross-cultural Teaching with a certification in English/ESL. As a WEA Culturally Responsive Trainer, she infuses a lens of inclusion in all that she does and believes that relational equity is how we begin to close the opportunity gap. April believes that giving students what they need socially and emotionally is how we can begin to cultivate resilience and build the hope that will empower them to break barriers. She was positively  impacted by educators who gave  her hope and inspired her own life’s purpose as a young student and she understands, first hand, the value of that.  She has also taught for the Department of Defense Education Activity in Germany for 3 years, as a military spouse.  She currently works in the capacity of a College and Career Specialist in Spokane Public Schools and is the Chair of the SEA Equity Committee. April is the mother of 3 and has been married for 19 years. 

Ellen Gillespie Teacher, German at Rogers HS
Erik Johnson

Have been at teacher for Spokane Schools for 27 Years (Middle Level - Garry and Salk)

Building Representative

Bargaining Team Member for Extra Curricular and MOU's for 2020-2021

Ginger Alberry

Support Secretary at Sheridan

Isaac Presley

I am the Night Foreman at Sacajawea Middle School (July 2020). I have been with District 81 for 3 years (Jan. 2018). I am currently on our Custodian Bargaining Team (2020) as well as our Leadership Team (2020). I am a building Rep for my school (2020). 

 I want to join the NEA RA, because I want to represent our custodial group as well as represent our district. I will represent Spokane EA to the best of my ability. I believe having a Custodian on the team will show how we are as a District that we involve everyone from every group, and I believe I can bring some solutions and ideas to the table from a different point of view.  

My hobbies are motorcycle riding, family outings, taking my daughter fishing, and trying to better myself and others around me every day.  

Jason Selley

 Teacher, English & Social Studies at Ferris HS                                                                           

Joanne Candelaria

Teacher, English & African-American Literature at Shadle Park HS

Michelle Carkeek

Teacher, Math at Rogers HS

Monique Grant

Hello! My name is Monique Grant, or some of you might know me as Mo. I’ve been with the District for close to 30 years, and am currently in the Communications Department. If you make a trip downtown, you see me at the front desk. I am also a member of the secretarial/clerical leadership team. I have been honored to represent you at WEA Rep Assembly, and NEA Rep Assembly. I would love to be a part of the NEA-RA again this year. There is so much work to be done, and I am happy to speak on your behalf, and make sure SPS voices are heard! I would appreciate your vote again this year.  Thank you!

Sara Wilde

I’ve been an educator for 19 years and with Spokane Schools for seven. I teach at both Rogers High School and SVL and currently serve as the SEA Director of Membership. I trust educators and support staff to do what is best for students in our classrooms and buildings. My goal as a union member and delegate is to ensure that our work is valued, honored, and protected through the bargaining process.

Spring Shoupe

Teacher, Resource at Cooper Elementary