The Paraprofessionals and School-Related Personnel (PSRP) division of the American Federation of Teachers represents more than 360,000 school support staff in K-12 districts, colleges and universities throughout the country. These jobs include office employees, custodians, maintenance workers, bus drivers, instructional paraprofessionals, food service workers, school nurses and health aides, technicians, groundskeepers, secretaries, bookkeepers, mechanics, special education assistants and hundreds of other job titles. To find out more, check out AFT's PSRP website.
We represent classified members in PreK-12 and higher education in the following locals:
AFT Kent Classified Local 6344
AFT Renton Local 6367
AFT Renton Technical College Classified Local 6421
Clover Park Technical College Classified Local 4789
Federation of Head Start Employees Local 6153
Lake Washington Federation of College Classified Local 4787
Tacoma Federation of Education Support Professionals Local 461
United Classified Workers Union Local 4795
AFT's "Share My Lesson" an Excellent Resource for School Employees
Share My Lesson is a place where anyone who works with students—inside or outside of schools—can come together to share their very best resources. This free platform gives access to high-quality resources and provides an online community where educators and parents can collaborate with, encourage, and inspire each other. It is for:
A food service worker who wants to share or find best resources on nutrition.
An early childhood educator who has or wants great activities for very young students.
A classroom paraprofessional with ideas on how to work with individual students and small groups.
Current School-Related Personnel Council Representatives
As of 2/28/22
Diane Hollstrom, Chair (Tacoma Federation of Education Support Professionals and AFT Washington VP of School-Related Personnel) Gillian Reese (Tacoma Federation of Support Professionals and AFT Washington VP of ParaProfessionals Kathy Unruh (Tacoma Federation of Education Support Professionals) Mary Ege (United Classified Workers, Northshore Chapter) Carla Powell (United Classified Workers, Northshore Chapter) Barb Kraupie (United Classified Workers, Issaquah Chapter) Jana Quiocho(Tacoma Federation of Education Support Professionals) Lisa Wolf (Tacoma Federation of Education Support Professionals) Tracey Brown (Tacoma Federation of Education Support Professionals)
The Classified Council meets the first Thursday of the month (unless rescheduled) during October through June each year. If you are interested in joining the Classified Council, please contact Gissel Uribe at 206-427-8107 or guribe AT aftwa.org.
Mission Statement of the School-Related Personnel Council
The mission of the AFT Washington Classified Council is to advise and guide the executive board on classified issues by sharing knowledge and experience and to listen to and communicate with members to empower them to have a voice in their union, their workplace, and their communities.
We are excited to announce that the virtual 2023 Classified Conference will be occurring on Saturday, March 11th, from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM. Registration is now open for this event, which includes workshops on