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.
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.”
Katarina or Katie Reka is a 4th grade teacher at Gregory Heights. She explains, “The pandemic has brought to light many systemic issues in our schools and, unfortunately, has also made many teachers too exhausted to work for change. I’ve considered the various ways that I can best serve my colleagues as well as my community, and I believe working within the union has tremendous potential for impacting our education system. I am honored to be able to support our members as one of your Elementary Representatives."
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.
Amanda Stanley serves as a Highline High School Building Rep, HEA Exec Board Secondary Rep, and WEA RA delegate. She worked in aviation for several years prior to becoming a teacher and can say from her experience it is important to feel happy and respected in your workplace.
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.