As educators from across the Puget Sound,   we stand against the current administration’s targeting of immigrants, LGBTQIA, people of color, students with exceptionalities, and students from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to actions and policies that strengthen our community and   ensure our students’ privacy and rights are upheld to the fullest extent of the law. Our classroom spaces are sacred places for learning.    Read more...

As educators from across the Puget Sound, we stand against the current administration’s targeting of immigrants, LGBTQIA, people of color, students with exceptionalities, and students from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to actions and policies that strengthen our community and ensure our students’ privacy and rights are upheld to the fullest extent of the law. Our classroom spaces are sacred places for learning.  Read more...

 Read   Leading from the Classroom: Hybrid Roles for Teacher Leaders   our newest Intentionality Report, researched and written by our Hybrid Roles Policy Team.  Check out past Intentionality Reports here.

Read Leading from the Classroom: Hybrid Roles for Teacher Leaders our newest Intentionality Report, researched and written by our Hybrid Roles Policy Team.  Check out past Intentionality Reports here.

 Read  Investing in our Students' Future: Policy Recommendations for Teacher Compensation,  our 2017 Intentionality Report, researched and written by our Compensation Policy Team.  Check out past Intentionality Reports  here .

Read Investing in our Students' Future: Policy Recommendations for Teacher Compensation, our 2017 Intentionality Report, researched and written by our Compensation Policy Team.  Check out past Intentionality Reports here.



 We hope to see you at our next book club meeting.  We are reading the graphic novel  March Volume 1 (or 1-3)  and meeting on Friday, May 11 at 5PM at Farrelli in Parkland.  Following our event, we'll head to PLU to hear the authors speak as part of Pierce County Reads 2018.  The author event is set for 7PM at PLU that night.   Check out more of our happenings on the  Events Page. 

We hope to see you at our next book club meeting.  We are reading the graphic novel March Volume 1 (or 1-3) and meeting on Friday, May 11 at 5PM at Farrelli in Parkland.  Following our event, we'll head to PLU to hear the authors speak as part of Pierce County Reads 2018.  The author event is set for 7PM at PLU that night. 

Check out more of our happenings on the Events Page. 

   Teachers United at the signing of House Bill 1345.    House Bill, which defines professional learning for teachers in the state of Washington, was signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee on March 31, 2016.  To the right of Governor Inslee are three of Teachers United directors: Hope Teague-Bowling, Mary Moser, and Sara Ketelsen.  Teachers United worked with our legislators to recommend policy and craft the language of the bill.

Teachers United at the signing of House Bill 1345.

House Bill, which defines professional learning for teachers in the state of Washington, was signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee on March 31, 2016.  To the right of Governor Inslee are three of Teachers United directors: Hope Teague-Bowling, Mary Moser, and Sara Ketelsen.  Teachers United worked with our legislators to recommend policy and craft the language of the bill.

2017-2018 Focus Areas

In May 2017, TU discussed our focus areas for the coming school year:  Hybrid Roles Policy Team, Teacher Voice in Writing, and Legislative Contact.  We are always looking for interested parties to be involved in our research, recommendation, and implementation of our policy work.

Hybrid Roles Policy Team:  This team will begin work on September 28, 2017.  The team will be collecting research, reading and analyzing research and making final recommendations on the future of hybrid roles in education.  We look forward to hearing from the team.  Anyone interested in working with the team can reach out to Hope Teague-Bowling at a TU event or through email. 

Teacher Voice in Writing:  Over the last year and half, TU has begun fostering and developing teacher voice beyond our policy implementation.  Check out our blog that features original published pieces for Teachers United as well as reblog from our various TU members that have professional and personal blogs.  If you're wanting to get involved in our writing, make sure to connect with Jamie Romberg at one of our TU events. 

Legislative Contact Team:  As our organization has developed over the last three years, we have always tried to develop our teacher voice and confidence in presenting to a variety of audience.  Our legislative contact team is already hard at work facilitating conversations with policy makers from the School Board to the State Legislative level.