About Us

What We Do

Our union stays active in our district and our state on a political and negotiating ground.
Shared Governance
Empowering collaboration, shared governance shapes our unified educational journey.
Written Agreement
Binding our commitment in ink, a pact for shared goals.
Union Networking
Unite locally, amplify impact nationally: union networking fuels education's progress.
Peer Assistance and Review (PAR)
Cultivating brilliance: mentoring new teachers sparks educational success and innovation.

Leadership Team

Our SLEA Executive Board is comprised of 12 individuals; President, Vice President and 10 Members-At-Large elected from the Association membership. Each board member is assigned Liaison schools working directly with the Association Representatives to communicate, advocate, and mediate with our members. Together they volunteer their time and talents to govern our association.

James Tobler

james.tobler@myuea.org

SLEA President
Highland High
Mike Harman

harman@xmission.com

SLEA Vice President
Homeless Shelter and
Family Services Liaison
James Lewis

james.lewis@myuea.org

Executive Director: Wasatch Uniserve
Lorrie Gilbert

lorrie.gilbert@myuea.org

Office Manager: Wasatch Uniserve

Association Committees

Contract and Negotiations
Chairperson: Kristy Johnson
kristy.johnson@slcschools.org
Empowering progress: contract and negotiations define fairness for educators' journey.
Organizing and Membership
Chairperson: Brittany Dame
brittany.dame@slcschools.org
Uniting voices, the Membership Committee shapes our vibrant, cohesive organization.
Social Justice
Chairperson: Elise Maxwell
elise.maxwell@slcschools.org
Advocating equality, our Social Justice Committee empowers positive societal change.
Political Education and Action
Chairperson: Open Position
james.tobler@myuea.org
Influencing change: Empowering educators' voices, shaping policies for positive change.

Executive Board Members

As the backbone of our union, your concerns are our utmost priority. We encourage you to connect with our dedicated executive members to address any school or district-related issues you may be facing. Our executive team stands ready to listen, support, and collaborate with you to find solutions and drive positive change. Whether it's regarding the written agreement, shared governance, political action concerns, professional development opportunities, or any other educational matters, our executive members are here to advocate for your needs. Together, we can create a stronger, more resilient education community. Reach out today and let your voice be heard.

Chelsie Acosta

chelsieacosta@hotmail.com

LIAISON SCHOOLS
  • Clayton Middle
  • Northwest Middle
  • Escalante Elementary
  • Washington Elementary
Becky Bissegger

bbissegger@hotmail.com

LIAISON SCHOOLS
  • Edison Elementary
  • Franklin Elementary
  • Jackson Elementary
  • Bennion Elementary
  • North Star Elementary
Patrick Gardner

j.patrickgardner@gmail.com

LIAISON SCHOOLS
  • East High
  • Innovation High/CTE
  • SLCSE - Bryant
  • Sky View Academy
Tonya Huso

swingshortie87@gmail.com

LIAISON SCHOOLS
  • Bonneville Elementary
  • Newman Elementary
  • Parkview Elementary
  • Wasatch Elementary
Jenifer Johnson

jeniferssj@yahoo.com

LIAISON SCHOOLS
  • Emerson Elementary
  • Hawthorne Elementary
  • Open Classroom
  • Uintah Elementary
Brenda Kraack

brenda.bomber@gmail.com

LIAISON SCHOOLS
  • West High
  • Horizonte I&T
  • Liberty Elmentary
Sarah Nichols

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LIAISON SCHOOLS
  • Highland High
  • Rose Park
  • SLCSE Rose Park
Sarah Perez

sarahcastle6485@gmail.com

LIAISON SCHOOLS
  • Dilworth Elementary
  • Ensign Elementary
  • Meadowlark Elementary
  • Riley Elementary
Jeremy Renoso

jeremy07@gmail.com

UEA Board of Directors
Chris Schafer

schafer2795@msn.com

LIAISON SCHOOLS
  • B Heights Elementary
  • Glendale Middle
  • Hillside Middle
  • Mt. View Elementary
Amanda Sutton

amandasutton907@gmail.com

LIAISON SCHOOLS
  • Backman Elementary
  • Highland Park Elementary
  • Indian Hills Elementary
  • Nibley Park, K-8
Mike Harman

harman@xmission.com

LIAISON SCHOOLS
  • District Office/T&L
  • Music Department
  • Nurses
  • PAR Consulting
  • Speech and Hearing
  • Whittier Elementary

Association Resources

Guiding our union's path, bylaws ensure purpose and unity prevails.
Solidifying intent, a written agreement binds our shared aspirations together.
Our compass, guiding collaboration for educational excellence.
A Guidebook to fostering collaboration and growth for educators' success.