Sandy Hunt, President -- Since 2001, Sandy has taught in a variety of roles at Shorewood, Beverly Park, and Madrona Elementary. Active in HEA governance since her third year of teaching, she believes passionately in the power of our members to organize and advocate for our students and our profession. Sandy serves as the co-chair for WEA's Health & Safety Committee.
Jeb Binns, Vice President -- 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.
Katie Utesch, Secretary -- Katie has been teaching in Highline for 8 years and has been an active HEA member for 6. She began her journey in HEA as a building rep, followed by the BST chair, and now serves as the Secretary. Her journey to a leadership role began when she started her teaching career in Utah, where being a part of the Union was a choice. Her passion is to inform members of their rights and to make sure we have a good work-life balance.
Nominations are open for Elementary representatives! Contact sandy.hunt@washingtonEA.org today
Brandice Tranholt, Elementary Representative -- Brandice teaches at McMicken Elementary, and previously served as an HEA building representative for two years. She is dedicated and passionate about advocating for the rights of our students and their families, our community, and both classified and certified staff.
Christian Tautua, Secondary Representative -- Christian is a community educator at Cascade Middle School. He is from Hawai’i and White Center. He is a proud Evergreen High School graduate.
Nominations are open for HEA Secondary Representative. Contact us today! Sandy.Hunt@washingtonea.org
Shawna Moore, Specialist Representative – Over the past 20 years in Highline, Shawna has taught K through 12. She currently teaches physical education at Tyee High and serves as the athletic coach of Track and Volleyball. 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.