The Voice of Public Education in Western Ohio

woea elects president and vice president for 2019-2021

Congratulations to Joyce Coney-Lacy (Mad River E.A.) and Amy Fugate (Huber Heights E.A.) who were elected as WOEA President and Vice President at the WOEA Representative Assembly on Wednesday, April 10. The new officers begin their two-year terms September 1, 2019. They will also continue their positions on the OEA Board of Directors representing WOEA Electoral Units 2 and 3 for a three-year term. Karen Shires (Beavercreek E.A.) was re-elected to WOEA Area 6 serving on the WOEA Board of Directors.

OEA and the Ohio’s New Educators (ONE) will be offering to early career educators this summer. We will be hosting one-day classroom management trainings on four dates -  July 10, July 22, July 23 and August 6. The sessions will be held at OEA and offered at no cost to the member. They will run from 9:30-3:30 p.m. and lunch will be provided.
The sessions are ideal for those early career educators who have two years of experience or under. We are also opening the events to Ohio Student Education Association (OSEA) Aspiring Educators. This could also be an opportunity for new hires to get prepared for their first days of school. Even though most of these new hires will probably be non-members, this gives them a great early introduction to the value of union membership.
Space is limited to 50 participants per session and there must be at least 15 for a session to be held. Each session has the same content so there is no need to attend more than one. Registration ends June 10, so they should register early to secure a spot. Each session will be led by Daria DeNoia and ONE member-leaders.

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The annual OEA Treasurers' Workshop hosted by WOEA is designed to assist new and veteran local association treasurers to better understand the duties of their office, but other local officers may also attend. OEA Treasurer Mark Hill will be the facilitator for this workshop. Attendance at an OEA sanctioned Treasurers' Workshop is a requirement for the OEA Fiscal Fitness Award, and the workshop must be attended by the local treasurer or, in the case of continuing recognition, another officer can attend.
Please register by Wednesday, July 3 by 5pm. For questions, please email the WOEA office at