November 2, 2018  
When I turned 18 I was so excited to vote in my first election. I wanted to put a sign for Ed Garvey and Barbara Lawton in the yard but my mother said, "No, because then people will know who we are voting for!"
To which I replied, "Yeah, that's the point."
I didn't quite understand it then but it is an attitude that permeates Wisconsin. We don't particularly like to talk politics. I get it, but we are on the verge of something important. We can take back our state! We need to support candidates that support us! I'm talking about people like Tony Evers, Tammy Baldwin, Josh Kaul, Sarah Godlewski, Beau Liegeois, and Caleb Frostman who have publicly stated they support public education. 
Early voting is ongoing until Nov. 2nd and polls will be open all day Tuesday Nov. 6th. Make sure your voice is heard!   
This last weekend before the election, consider volunteering a little bit of your time to support candidates that support public education, health care, and sanity in politics. If you're interested in volunteering in any way, give us a call! 

In Solidarity
Kristen Lytie
Regional Director 

Recertification Elections Have Begun

Professional Development

GBEA/Region 3 National Board Support Syllabus

WEAC, GBEA, and Region 3 have organized ongoing monthly National Board Support for the 2018-2019 cycle . Generally, the first portion of the session will feature a presentation on a  topic or issue and the second portion of the session will be reserved for working with  candidate concerns and questions. Sessions will be held at the WEAC Region 3 Office, 1136 N. Military
Ave., Green Bay. We have added the option of joining us via Zoom if you are unable to attend in
person! Pre-registration is not required but appreciated - light dinner will be served. Register here:  Click the link above for dates and ZOOM info.

WEAC Region 3
Professional Development Conference
Saturday, January 26, 2019
WR3 Office, Green Bay

We're planning a party and want you to join us! This FREE FOR MEMBERS conference will have sessions geared toward all of our members - ESP and teachers - on topics of wide interest for all.

Let us know what kinds of topics you are interested in:

Let us know what session YOU would like to present by filling out this form. We are offering $200 stipends to members who present at our Region 3 conference!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS and stay tuned for more information!

NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship is Now Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship, a great opportunity for classroom teachers to develop their own global competence and bring the world to their students. The application is open to K-12 classroom teachers who want to gain the skills to prepare their students to thrive in our increasingly interconnected world. Find out more and apply now.

What's Your Best Story?

Lisa Bellile is winner of WEAC's
Badger Red for Public Ed Promotion

Congratulations to Region 3 and Ashwaubenon teacher Lisa Bellile, the latest winner of WEAC's Badger Red for Public Ed promotion! Lisa wins tickets to the November 3 UW Football game against Rutgers at Camp Randall Stadium. The honor goes to WEAC members in appreciation for their dedication to students.

Political Action
This is an 11.0101(10)(b)(1) communication with WEAC members

If you want MORE political action, be sure to follow the Region 3 PAC Facebook Page by clicking on the image below.
This is where you will find all election information including recommended candidates and volunteer opportunities:

Notice of Important Upcoming Deadlines

JANUARY 15 : Nominations are due by January 15 for WEAC President, WEAC Vice President, Alternate NEA Director, NEA Director, Minority Guarantee Representative, and MGR Alternate to the WEAC Board of Directors to be decided at the Representative Assembly in April. All persons desiring to be candidates for these positions shall file their intention in the office of the Executive Director, P.O. Box 8003, Madison WI 53708-8003. Such notice must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2019. Please contact Ann Caruso for paperwork for filing for these positions. She can be reached at or 800-362-8034, extension 219.

JANUARY 15: The deadline for submitting proposed changes to WEAC Bylaws, Constitution, standing Rules or Resolutions is January 15. Changes should be submitted to the Office of the WEAC Executive Director, P.O. Box 8003, Madison WI 53708.

FEBRUARY 1: The deadline for applying for the four WEAC Scholarships for children of WEAC members is February 1. Scholarship winners will receive grants of $1,450 per year for four years of college or university study, if they remain eligible. Find out more at

FEBRUARY 1: February 1 is the deadline for nominations for several WEAC awards: the Education Support Professional Award; Friend of Education Award; Lewandowski Award for Humanitarian Activities; Tenia Jenkins Activist Award; and the Cunningham, Dickinson, Watson Staff Award. For details, go to

Schedule It!

Click HERE to see our Region 3 Calendar. It includes WEAC and Region 3 governance meetings, Professional Development events, and many other workshops, meetings, and events sponsored by our office.
  • WEA Member Benefits Financial Planner, the third Thursday of every month @ WEAC Region 3. To make an appointment contact: Brenda Echeverria 800-279-4030, ext. 3300.
WEAC Region 3