VEA Recommended Candidates for School Board

Three of the five VPS School Board Director positions expire in 2019. By the end of filing week in mid-May, 12 candidates across the three positions were filed to run! Eight of the twelve candidates were willing to respond to our WEA PAC online questionnaire and interview with our team in person.

After three evenings of reviewing questionnaire responses and interviewing candidates, our 2019 WEAPAC Candidate Interview Team is proud to recommend the following candidates for WEA-PAC endorsement:

VPS School Board of Director, Position 1*
Caressa Milgrove


Kyle Sproul


*This position is currently held by Dale Rice. He is running for re-election and chose not to participate in the WEA PAC endorsement process.


VPS School Board of Director, Position 4**
Lindsey Luis


Lisa Messer


**This position is currently held by Michelle Giovannozzi. She is not running for re-election.


VPS School Board of Director, Position 5***
Tracie Barrows



***This position is currently held by Rosemary Fryer. She is not running for re-election.


NBCT Information

Are you considering starting (or continuing) the National Board process this year?   VEA’s cohort is offering an information session on September 5th at 5:15 pm at Bates in room #103 to provide an overview of the process and opportunity to answer questions you may have.

NBCT Jump Start

If you are a NBCT educator interested in learning more about the certification process, time to examine component and assessment center requirements, the opportunity to plan how to meet requirements, and time to collaborate, gather resources and information needed to pursue certification, please check out this local opportunity on July 29 – Aug 1 in Vancouver.  For more details and a link to registration click the following link :

More information about WEA support for the certification process can be found here:


National Board Certification Information

VEA National Board Candidate Support Cohort Program

2019-20 VEA provides facilitated support for candidates going through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification process. Candidate support is optional for teachers completing their National Boards; however, teacher candidates who are part of a support program show a significantly higher passing rate.

As part of a cohort, candidates receive support, instruction, and feedback from their trained facilitators who are VEA colleagues. Examples include: “unpacking” the National Board component prompts, finding evidence of National Board standards, and ensuring alignment.  To participate in the cohort, please complete the survey monkey found under “news flash” AND the registration form found under the documents tab above.   Clock hours will be available.

Details on the 2019-20 cohort:  Click Here


Don’t be taken in

The Freedom Foundation (previously called the Evergreen Freedom Foundation), a known anti-union group, is trying to put a wedge between members. They have been contacting members to encourage them to drop their union membership. This is not a coincidence. They are funded by groups that are not for public education. And who is the largest advocate for public education? The Union!Read More

The Purpose of the Vancouver Education Association

The preeminent purpose of the Vancouver Education Association shall be to work for the improvement of the schools of the state and nation in general, and particularly for the improvement of the Vancouver public schools to the end that these institutions become progressively better places for the students and teachers to carry out the educational activities that are necessary for the attainment of a quality education of the children they serve.