The Voice of Public Education in Western Ohio

Local Association presidents on record as of August 31, 2022 will receive a mailing the first week in September which contains documents to complete after holding their delegate elections. As a reminder, local elections are to be held by October 10 and reports submitted no later than October 15 to the WOEA office. OEA also sends out election documents to complete for them.

Locals are allowed delegates according to their membership set forth by the by-laws governing both WOEA and OEA.  Every local conducts an election for delegates to attend the WOEA and OEA Representative Assemblies. For example, if a local is permitted 2 delegates, that local can actually elect 4 delegates - two WOEA delegates and two OEA delegates. The election letter explains the process for elections.

If your local association president did not receive the mailing, please contact the WOEA office at 937-387-9960. For your convenience, the documents can be downloaded and printed from the Forms tab above.

As the school year gets underway, WOEA Board of Directors are excited to announce our second WOW award.  Gracie Davis is a 4th grade math teacher in Huber Heights and a proud member of HHEA, WOEA, OEA, and NEA.  Gracie has worked in the Huber Heights City school district for seven years.
Last year, Gracie noticed a need for a union rep for her building.  She stepped up and began her journey into partnering with administration, HHEA, and the staff without hesitation.  She worked endless hours and time helping her teachers and staff, while asking questions and stepping out of her comfort zone.  Being a building rep for the first time can be overwhelming, but Gracie never backed down from a discussion or a challenge.  She worked with her new principal through the contract as well as learning the ins and outs herself as a building rep.  We are so proud of her exciting energy, dedication, and leadership with HHEA.  
Prior to working in Huber Heights she worked as a teacher for Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center and as a paraprofessional for Monroe Local Schools. Gracie lives in Piqua with her husband (Josh) and two children (Lee and Jennifer). You will find Gracie in her spare time gardening and camping with her family.
Gracie continues to be a building rep this year and her presence in her building grows stronger and stronger everyday.  We are so thankful of her distinct leadership and encourage her to continue fighting for her union and contract.  Your work, time, and long hours do not go unnoticed.  Congratulations Gracie!

Joyce Coney-Lacy
WOEA President