SEA Executive Board and NEA RA Candidate Information:

Executive Board Candidate Information:

Candidate Information by Position (Alphabetical by Last Name):

Ferris Zone Director

Sara Ellerd Wilde    

Sara currently sits on the Executive Board, works with the SEA CORE Team and is the SEA Membership Chair. 

Lewis and Clark Zone Director

Kevin Cope

Reserved                                                                     

Rogers Zone Director

Andre Ervin       

Hello, my name is Andre Ervin and I have been serving the Spokane School District for 6 years as a Student Intervention Specialist and 2 years as a Cultural Responsiveness Classroom Management (CRCM) Trainer for the Washington Education Association and the Spokane Education Association serving educators and support staff throughout the state of Washington. I have been in over 20 different K-12 schools serving educators, support staff, administration and most of all, the students and their families throughout Spokane School District. I have mainly served tittle one schools in the Hillyard area of Spokane which is one of most diverse neighborhoods in the state. I served as a liaison between families, students and educators and help educators connect to students that are having behavioral problems, coming from trauma, poor socioeconomic status, and with diverse cultural background, in order to create a bridge that encourages strong healthy relationships that will result in positive learning outcomes. Because I understand and have witnessed what our students and educators need in order to feel safe and confident in their learning environments, I consider myself as a person that seeks to strategically solve issues and bridge gaps. I plan to serve! Thank for you time!                                                                                               

Shadle Zone Director

April Eberhardt

Reserved                                                                                                 

ESP Co-Chair

Ginger Alberry

Ginger Alberry -I have been with the Spokane School District for 9 years as an Assistant Secretary for Sheridan Elementary. I have enjoyed being a building rep for the last 7 years and am very interested in helping my fellow ESP’s have a voice in the union. I am on the Secretary Leadership, Bargaining committee and Health Room Task Force Committee. I have been a NEA State Delegate for RA for the last 2 years. I have attended WEA Delegate for the last 4 years.

Thank you for your vote.

Debby Chandler

Reserved

Marty McDowell

Reserved

NEA RA Delegates

Ginger Alberry

I have been with the Spokane district for 9 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 have been a building rep for the last 5 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 that all of our countries unions get together and share.

Tami Archilla

Stacey Bright

Debby Chandler

Andre Ervin

Hello, my name is Andre Ervin and I have been serving the Spokane School District for 6 years as a Student Intervention Specialist and 2 years as a Cultural Responsiveness Classroom Management (CRCM) Trainer for the Washington Education Association and the Spokane Education Association serving educators and support staff throughout the state of Washington. I have been in over 20 different K-12 schools serving educators, support staff, administration and most of all, the students and their families throughout Spokane School District. I have mainly served tittle one schools in the Hillyard area of Spokane which is one of most diverse neighborhoods in the state. I served as a liaison between families, students and educators and help educators connect to students that are having behavioral problems, coming from trauma, poor socioeconomic status, and with diverse cultural background, in order to create a bridge that encourages strong healthy relationships that will result in positive learning outcomes. Because I understand and have witnessed what our students and educators need in order to feel safe and confident in their learning environments, I consider myself as a person that seeks to strategically solve issues and bridge gaps. I plan to serve! Thank for you time!

Stephanie Ervin

My name is Stephanie Ervin, I am an ESP at Glover Middle School and began my career in education in October 2016. When I entered this job, I thought that I was going to use my background and job skills to be a Secretary.  What I did not anticipate, was that being a Secretary, would propel me into advocacy centered work, outside the office, allowing me to use my voice in a way that I never have, but always wanted to.

I have found that using my voice to speak on matters pertaining to education has been a passion uncovered through union work and serving as a Building Rep, SEA Executive Board member, Washington Education Association Board of Directors, as well as the WEA Early Educators Committee and the Human and Civil Rights Committee.

I would like your vote to advocate for you, our community, and our students at the National Education Association Representatives Assembly, to speak on and vote on matters that affect us here and now. Lm-lmtx (said leem-lemt) thank you.

Ellen Gillespie

Monique Grant

Hi, my name is Monique Grant and I have been with the district for 29 years. I am part of the Community Relations department as the front desk receptionist.

I have also worked as a secretary in Security and Payroll/Benefits. Before that, I was an Express Site Director for 22 years. During my time with Express I was an SEA Representative,

and also on the Leadership Team.  Currently, I am on the secretarial/clerical Leadership Team.  This will be my third year as a representative to  WEA-RA. I love being part of Rep Assembly!

It is truly an amazing experience to be around educators from all over the state, and from every position,  gathered together to discuss and vote on common goals.

The impact we have when our voices are heard together is incredible. I am very interested in taking my experience to the national level to represent Spokane Public Schools at the NEA-RA.

I feel confident that with my years of experience with the district, and with SEA, I can bring a voice for all us at NEA-RA, and I would appreciate your vote. Thank you!

Tamika LaMere

My name is Tamika LaMere, and I’m an Indigenous Woman of mixed heritage from The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. I’m the fourth great-granddaughter of Chief Big Bear and third great-Granddaughter of Chief Little Bear of the Cree Nation. I’m also a mother, wife, sister and daughter. I was born in Great Falls, MT and moved to Spokane, WA at 16 years old.

I earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology at California State University, Bakersfield in 2015 and later, a Masters’ degree of Social Work at Eastern Washington University in 2017. I completed my practicum at Glover Middle School in Spokane, WA where I was ultimately hired and work as a Multi-Tiered Support Specialist.

Additionally, I serve as a Culturally Responsive Classroom Management Trainer through the WEA, and a member of SPS Racial Equity Committee. I was recently appointed as the Equity Chair for SEA, and one of the few Social Workers in our district and the only one in my school. I carry a relational and racial equity lens in my work and continue to advocate for all students, especially marginalized students that must navigate a White supremacist system that was not created for their success.

Gayle McDowell

Marty McDowell