Jeb Binns, HEA President | jBinns@washingtonEA.org | Jeb has been teaching social studies at Highline High School since 2002. He got involved in the union after he was caught arguing with a former superintendent about proposed budget cuts to special education and ELL. Jeb also serves as an NEA State Director.
Shawna Moore, HEA Vice President | Shawna.Moore@washingtonEA.org | Over the past 20 years in Highline, Shawna has taught K through 12. Shawna leads the racial and social equity work at the local, council, and state level. Her leadership extends to serving as a WEA Culturally Responsive Trainer, a Cadre Lead for ECS 01 and 06, as well as a Core Team member of RECN (Rainier Educators of Color Network). Her passion is helping educational professionals experience the power of relationships and human connection with the goal of ensuring all students have a caring adult in their educational setting. Meet her in person at the Rainier Educators of Color Monthly Meetups! Check your home email for more info.
Veronica Fairchild, HEA Secretary | firstname.lastname@example.org | As a 25-year member of the Highline Education Association, Veronica is looking to expand her knowledge and participation in the union. Starting as a building rep in 2013 led her to the bargaining team in 2017; and in the most recent bargain, taking on the role of bargaining lead. Serving as the HEA Executive Board Secretary complements her work on the HEA Finance Committee. “As a bilingual educator of color, I am able to be one of the many pieces of the union's culture of diversity in representation.”
Katie Utesch, HEA Pre-K/Elementary Representative | Katie.Utesch@highlineschools.org | McMicken Elementary School
My name is Bertha Crandall. I am a 2nd-grade dual language teacher at Hazel Elementary. I've worked for Highline for the last five years, first as a paraeducator and now as a certificated teacher. I'm excited to serve as an elementary representative on the HEA Executive Board and to highlight the needs of our dual language program. | Bertha.Crandall@highlineschools.org
Amanda Stanley, HEA Secondary Representative | Amanda.Stanley@highlineschools.org | Amanda worked in aviation prior to becoming a certificated educator and can say from experience it is important to feel happy and respected in your workplace.
Leslie Sokolik, HEA Secondary Representative | Leslie.Sokolik@highlineschools.org
Sara Fox OT/PT, HEA Special Services Representative | Sara.Fox@highlineschools.org