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National Board Certification Information

VEA National Board Candidate Support Cohort Program

2021-22 VEA will provide 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 2021-22 cohort:  Click Here

Please check out the registration information here

Columbia Sportswear Employee Store Invitation

VEA members and up to 4 additional guests can save up to 50% off the retail price of items at the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store September 3 through September 26, 2021. The end of season sale is going on now, take an additional 30% off select items while supplies last!  Hours are Mon-Fri  10 am – 8 pm and Sunday 9 am – 8 pm.  Shoppers are required to bring your own face coverings to wear while shopping.  You will need the flier from this post, your employee badge or pay stub and a valid  photo ID at check in.    #MembershipMatters    Click Here for the flier.

14100 NW Science Park Drive
Portland, OR  97229
(503) 985-4125

We want you to know that the safety of our employees and shoppers is our number one priority. Below are some of the precautions we are taking to ensure safety while in our store:

  • Wiping down and sanitizing checkout surfaces between each customer
  • Sanitizing fitting rooms between each customer
  • Providing hand sanitizer for shoppers and employees
  • 6’ marked checkout lines to maintain social distancing
  • Limiting number of customers allowed in the store at one time
  • All employees will be wearing face coverings
  • Shoppers are required to bring their own face coverings to wear while shopping
  • Contactless payment options like Apple Pay

 

Are you interested in working in public education?

Do you know someone who would be a great addition to the (Vancouver Public Schools) VPS team?

VPS is hiring substitute employees in the following areas:

  • Substitute Teachers
  • Substitute Paraeducators (instructional and special education)
  • Substitute Bus Drivers

To view a complete job posting and apply, visit the district website; www.vansd.org, select VPS Jobs.

If you need assistance, please contact Human Resources (hrdesk@vansd.org or (360)313-1080). Vancouver Public Schools is an equal opportunity district in education programs, activities, services and employment.

VEA calls for Racial Justice

Through ongoing conversation with our VEA Equity Team and Executive Board, VEA is eager to share a specific CALL FOR RACIAL JUSTICE in VPS, presented to VPS School Board Directors and Superintendent Webb via email on June 11, 2020.

VEA looks forward to collaborating with VPS, alongside other key stakeholders, through intentional dialogue and transparent communication moving forward. Thank you to VEA members for your sharing the commitment to doing better for Vancouver students, colleagues, and our greater community!

VEA Equity Team Mission

The mission of the VEA Equity Team is to empower educators and students to be actively anti-racist by dismantling systemic barriers and injustice in the VEA, our schools, our community, and our profession. We acknowledge that painful racial inequities and injustices exist and persist in our community. We strive for safe, welcoming and affirming schools for all educators, students, and families, inclusive of the Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ2IA+, people with disabilities, people of all ages, people with any citizenship status or socioeconomic status and their intersectionalities.

Supporting those who supported us

The VEA received an overwhelming level of community support during our labor action in 2018.  We encourage using the following businesses and services who supported VEA directly as a way to pay it forward and support them during these difficult times.

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.