WASA Affiliations PDF
Alliance of Educational Associations
AEA is a partnership of educational organizations that provides information and acts as
a positive influence on legislation to create the best possible educational system for
students in Washington State.
Members are the Washington Association of Maintenance and Operations Administrators
(WAMOA)—Educational facilities professionals providing a safe, secure and
healthy learning environment for student achievement; and the Washington School Nutrition Association (WSNA)—School nutrition
professionals supporting student learning through the provision of healthy
American Association of School Administrators
AASA, the School Superintendents Association, advocates for equitable access for all
students to the highest quality public education and develops and supports school
Founded in 1865, AASA is the professional organization for more than 13,000
educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA members
range from chief executive officers, superintendents and senior level school
administrators to cabinet members, professors and aspiring school system leaders.
Association of Educational Service Districts
The purpose of the Association of Educational Service Districts is to provide
communication and coordination among ESD Boards for educational advocacy; for
fostering leadership and partnerships; and for collaboration within the education
OSPI and ESD superintendents have agreed to commit to establish and maintain the
OSPI/AESD partnership. They are working together to realize an open and coordinated
system focused on shared statewide initiatives that collaborates on goals,
accountability measures, and deliverables, and that engages in continual improvement
efforts to strengthen the efficacy of the partnership on behalf of Washington’s students.
ESDs link local public and private schools with one another and with state and national
resources. ESD cooperatives and programs enhance educational opportunities
because they realize significant savings, allowing districts to send more dollars directly
to the classroom and provide special services that might otherwise be unavailable to
Association of Washington School Principals
The mission of the Association of Washington School Principals is to support principals and the principalship in the education of all students. AWSP's vision of the future is one in which every principal strives to ensure that all students achieve or exceed state and local learning requirements.
Employee Relations and Negotiations Network
The Employee Relations and Negotiations Network was created to better organize and communicate information between and among school districts and ESDs. Membership in our statewide network provides regular reports on emerging bargaining and employee relations issues and greatly enhances your school district's perspective in negotiations.
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
The OSPI Web site offers valuable material and research results relating to education in Washington State. The site includes such information as the current State of Education address, recent WASL results, grant, and technological and legislative information.
Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB)
The mission of Washington’s Professional Educator Standards Board is educator
quality, recognizing that the highest possible standards for all educators are
essential to ensuring attainment of high standards for all students.
PESB’s vision is to provide highly effective professional educators who meet the
diverse needs of schools and districts and prepare all students to graduate able
to succeed as learners and citizens.
Rural Education Center (REC)
The Rural Education Center is a statewide cooperative of small and rural
districts, several educational service districts, and other key educational
organizations committed to achieving the highest quality of learning on behalf of
children in our public schools. Our goals are to evaluate and redesign as needed the Rural Education Center (REC) to
achieve its mission, philosophy and vision; increase REC’s voice at policy development groups; increase information exchange between REC member schools; expand the REC leadership network; and increase partnerships and strengthen existing partnerships to expand REC
School Information and Research Service (SIRS)
SIRS is a service governed by a board of 15 representatives. The need for a
service that provides current research data relating to administrative
responsibilities in Washington State public schools and authorizing school
districts to pay for such services was recognized by the legislature in 1975.
SIRS members include Washington State public school districts, educational
service districts, and public educational management/leadership associations
on the SIRS Board. The annual fee for school district membership is based on
the school district's student population. Association members pay a flat fee.
All communications, publications, and access to online products are sent
directly to the school district superintendent or to the association CEO. He or
she determines how SIRS publications/products will be distributed.
Washington Association of School Business Officials (WASBO)
The Washington School Association of Business Officials is a non-profit organization of school employees whose responsibilities include the business affairs of public and non-profit schools.
Washington Educational Research Association (WERA)
WERA is a not-for-profit organization of professionals working at all levels of education dedicated to improving the practice of instruction, assessment, evaluation, conducting and applying educational research, and using data to inform instructional decisions. Our services include two regional conferences, publications, and training for our members.
Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA)
WIAA's purpose is to plan, supervise and administer the interscholastic activities approved and delegated by the school districts' boards of directors.
Washington State ASCD (WSASCD)
WSASCD's mission is to identify and promote quality educational practices that enhance the growth and development of all educators and students.
Washington State Board of Education (SBE)
The mission of the State Board of Education is to lead the development of state
policy for K–12 education, provide effective oversight of public schools, and
advocate for student success. It is committed to using equity as a guiding
principle in its decision-making related to its statutory charges, strategic
planning, and in developing annual policy proposals for consideration by
Washington State Legislature and Governor.
The Washington State Board of Education is committed to successful academic
attainment for all students. Accomplishing this will require narrowing academic
achievement gaps between the highest and lowest performing students, as well
as eliminating the predictability and disproportionality in student achievement
outcomes by race, ethnicity, and adverse socioeconomic conditions.
Washington State Leadership Academy (WSLA)
The mission of the Washington State Leadership Academy is to develop and
support school leaders to create educational systems where powerful
instruction helps all students succeed. WSLA believes that knowledgeable,
reflective, and courageous school and district leaders will be able to build
collaborative, accountable learning systems where powerful teaching and
learning are understood and practiced in every classroom and in adult
interactions. Creating systems that keep learning for all students as their
central work will result in improved student learning, especially for students who
have traditionally under-performed. WSLA is a partnership between WASA and
Washington State Learning First Alliance (WSLFA)
The Washington State Learning First Alliance is an alliance of major state educational organizations dedicated to strengthening environments for teaching and learning.
Washington State Personnel Association (WSPA)
The mission of WSPA is to provide leadership in promoting effective human
resource practices within the education community through legislative
involvement, professional development, activities, and a broad-based resource
Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA)
WSSDA builds leaders by empowering its members with tools, knowledge, and
skills to govern with excellence and advocate for public education.
All Washington School Directors effectively govern to ensure each, and every
student has what they need to be successful within our state’s public education
Washington State School Retirees' Association (WSSRA)
WSSRA aims to enhance the security and vitality of an educator’s retirement
years. The association includes present and future TRS, PERS, and SERS
retirees. WSSRA provides pro-retiree and pro-education advocacy and
leadership to the Washington State Legislature.