We know about teaching & learning in Wisconsin

The members of the Wisconsin Education Association Council advocate for great public education for the common good.
Become A Member

The Wisconsin Education Association Council represents the public policy, labor and professional interests of its members. WEAC is a strong voice for its members and for the 865,000 children in Wisconsin public schools.

The public schools we have today are the result of the investments, ingenuity and commitment of those who have come before us. By nature of your profession, public policy affects just about everything you do. When school funding reductions result in more students in your classroom or cutbacks in essential programs and support services – it affects you and Wisconsin’s students.

WEAC membership includes:

  • Teachers, counselors and library media specialists in public K-12 schools.
  • Education support professionals—secretaries, teacher aides, bus drivers, custodians,  cooks—employed in public K-12 schools.
  • Faculty and support staff in the Wisconsin Technical College System.
  • Active retired members.
  • University students who are studying to be educators.

Whether it is school funding reform, health care reform, licensure and professional development, working together to close achievement gaps or organizing for fairer contracts – we are strongest when we stand together. And when educators stand together, we also help our students and our communities.

We believe that together we can maintain our traditions and keep Wisconsin at the forefront of quality and innovation in public education.

Feel free to learn more about the benefits that are available to you because of your WEAC membership, and please consider becoming more involved in your union at the local, UniServ and state level. You can contact your local leaders or UniServ office through your local building representative, or call WEAC toll-free at 800-362-8034.

Our Leadership Team

Board Members

To contact a WEAC Board member, please send an email to weacboard@weac.org, with the name of the board member you want to contact in the email title or message, and your email will be forwarded to that board member.

Ron Martin head shot

Ron Martin

President
Peggy Wirtz-Olsen head shot

Peggy Wirtz-Olsen

Vice President
Kim Schroeder head shot

Kim Schroeder

Secretary-Treasurer
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Bob Baxter

Executive Director

Shelly Moore Krajacic

NEA Executive Committee

Nick Sirek

NEA Director

Scott Ellingson

NEA Director

Mike Glabere

ESP at-large representative on the NEA Board

Our History

WEAC began as a statewide educational organization of teachers and administrators in 1853. After passage of a collective bargaining law for public employees, it evolved into a pro-active teachers union and in 1972 changed its name to the Wisconsin Education Association Council. Later, WEAC expanded its membership to education support staff, as well as technical college faculty and staff.

Today, WEAC continues its work to improve the quality of life and work for its members in areas such as collective action, legislation, professional development and support and public relations. WEAC also makes life better for all of Wisconsin’s residents by championing efforts to protect children and the promise of public education.