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Classified Members

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

  • School Nutrition Trends
  • Screen Time and Learning
  • Child Find
  • Managing Student Behavior
  • Mandatory Reporting
  • And more!

This conference is open to all union members. Many workshops will qualify for professional development and continuing education credits. 

Register here - space is limited!

This year's workshops:

Finding Your Communication Style (AM Session)

Communication is how we


AFT National PSRP Information and Resources

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.

Classified Locals

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.

To join Share My Lesson, go to AFT's website at

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

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.