Cheyenne – Members of the Wyoming Education Association have elected Kathy Vetter as the next WEA President. Currently an instructional facilitator in Wheatland, Vetter will officially assume her new role July 15th. “I really want to be a positive voice for the students of Wyoming, to ensure they have access to the best possible public education. I’m about the children,” Vetter said. “We need to look at education through the lens of students we serve, everything from legislation to staff matters to member issues.”
Vetter will succeed current WEA President, Kathryn Valido, who has served in that office for the past six years. Valido was ineligible to run again due to term limits. “WEA is in great hands with Kathy at the helm,” said Valido.
Kathy has worked in Wheatland for the past 30 years. Her first 24 years, she taught special education and the last six, she has been an instructional facilitator. She has been an active WEA member for her entire teaching career and is the current NEA Director for Wyoming.
The Presidential term lasts two years, with a candidate able to run a maximum of three terms.
Other WEA Positions filled
Members also elected Grady Hutcherson, a Torrington elementary school teacher, as Vice President; and, Amy Simpson, a Cheyenne music teacher as NEA Director.
The Wyoming Education Association represents over 6000 certified teachers, non-certified education employees, administrators, higher education employees, retired members and students preparing to be teachers.
Kathy Vetter is available for interviews until 5 p.m., May 18, 2012, at (307) 287-1897.
For Further Information
Contact: Coleen Haines (307) 634-7991 x113 or cell (307) 214-6580
WEA Communications Director