Kathy Vetter was elected WEA President in July 2012. Before assuming the presidency, Kathy served as the NEA Director for the WEA for six years, where she also served on the NEA Budget Committee for numerous years.
Kathy taught in Wheatland, WY for 30 years, 24 of those in Special Education, and the final sic as the Wheatland High School Instructional Facilitator. She taught 10 years at the high school level, four years at the elementary school, and then moved to the junior high level for six years. She returned to the high school level for the last 4 years of her teaching career.
During her 30 years in schools, Kathy served as a coach and a sponsor for a number of different activities. She coached numerous, winning Academic Decathlon teams, speech and debate teams, Special Olympics teams, and cheerleaders. She also sponsored classes, the National Honor Society and the Student Council.
Kathy has two adult children. Her son Justin and wife, TiAn, live in Loveland, CO, and her daughter Maren lives in Raleigh, NC.
Kathy grew up on her family farm in Starbuck, MN, where her family still lives. She attended kindergarten through high school in Starbuck, all in the same building. Kathy attended college at Moorhead State University in Moorhead, MN where she received degrees in both Elementary Education and Special Education. Kathy also attended the University of Northern Colorado, where she received a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education. In addition, Kathy has her Middle School endorsement from Bemidji State University in Minnesota.