Kent Education Association

The mission of the KEA is to promote, advance and protect the rights and interests of our members and the education profession. The outcome of our advocacy is quality education for all students

Your health and well-being, and that of your families, students and communities remains our top priority. As a result, the KEA Office will be closed until further notice. KEA Governance and Staff continue to work and advocate on your behalf, from their homes. Response times may be delayed, so please be patient. 

In the Loop

  • The Results are in....

    The Results are in . . . .

    The KEA election results are now official. Thank you to everyone who ran for office, and all members who voted. You have elected the following officers and NEA Representatives:

    KEA President:
    1. Tim Martin (81%)
    2. Michael Lewis (19%)

    KEA Vice President:
    1. Layla Jones (100%)

    KEA Secretary/Treasurer
    1. Zack Stockdale (100%)

    NEA Delegates:
    1. Christie Padilla (85%)
    2. Tim Martin (80%)
    3. Zack Stockdale (77%)
    4. Layla Jones (65%)
    5. Michael Lewis (51%)
    6. Alicia Gray (39%)
    7. Nicole Harris (33%)
    8. Brett Allen (30%)
    9. Margie Heagerty (29%)
    10. Shermanita Bigham (27%)
    11. Joanne Barber (26%)

    12. January Agnew-Parks (24%)
    13. Jessie Merry (23%)
    14. Paige Burke (20%)
    15. Ruthie Smith (18%)
    16. Vaudery Brown (17%)
  • Spring/Summer WEA Certification Training Opportunities . . .

    WEA is offering a series of spring and summer trainings to help you navigate your next steps with your certification. All trainings are online, open only to WEA members and provide free clock hours. There are five different certification training programs:

    Certification 101
    Free, 2-hour trainings to help educators understand the latest state certification requirements for teachers, CTE teachers and Educational Staff Associates (ESAs)

    Professional Growth Plan (PGP) Support
    Free, 2-3 hour trainings to support certificated educators to create PGPs for certificate renewal and salary advancement purposes

    National Board Information Sessions
    Free, 2 hour training options to support certificated educators considering National Board Certification process through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

    National Board Certification Jump Start
    $75 registration fee, with scholarship options available; Multiple 3-hour modules over the course of one or two weeks

    Focus on the four required assessment components relevant for new candidates beginning the National Board Certification process in 2021-22

    National Board Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Jump Start & Support
    Multiple events with $20 per event fee

    Focus on the new MOC process for renewing one’s National Board certificate; relevant for NBCTs renewing their National Board Certificate during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 candidate cycles

    All trainings are led by WEA’s amazing Certification Cadre and National Board trainers. Trainers are all practicing educators and will support you through a variety of online instructional approaches. Click "read more" to learn more about the course content, training dates and to register.
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