Professional Procedures (Negotiating) Unit A
High School          2    
Angela Valinski     2017-2019                          Anne Charron 2018-2020                            

Middle School       2    
Becky Bryant        2017-2019                            Mary Patruski  2018-2020

Elementary            2    
Donna Balas        2017-2019                            Marianne Singer 2018-2020

Kindergarten/EC  1    
Jen Dufresne      2018-2020              

Unit A nominations 2017-2018

High School

Angela Valinski
I have been a teacher in West Springfield since the fall of 1996. As a member of the WSEA, I became a building rep the year I achieved professional status. Shortly thereafter, I was elected as Membership Chair and held that post for about 15 years. I am currently a building rep at the High School.
I have negotiated several of our contracts and have experience negotiating contracts from my 12 years as a school committee member at both the Southampton elementary school and the Hampshire Regional school.

Anne Charron
Anne Charron has been teaching since 1997. Since that time she has taught pre K- college visual art/art education for several public schools. In the fall of 2005 she accepted an art teaching position at West Springfield High School. Anne served as WSEA high school building representative 2010 - 2016. Notably this was during NEASC review and opening the new high school building when negotiating teacher and student needs was influx daily. Anne has also served 2 terms of contract negotiations, the last in 2013.


Becky Bryant
My name is Rebecca Bryant, I have been a teacher in the West Springfield Public Schools for over 20 years. I have served as a building rep for several terms, as well as, been a member of negotiation team. Currently I serve as the chair of the sick leave bank for Unit A. I am interested in being a member of the negotiation team for the 2017 - 2018 school year. 
Mary Patruski
My name is Mary Patruski.  I work at WSMS as a 6th grade math teacher.  I served on the sick leave bank for several years.  I am interested in being a member of the negotiation committee for the 2017 - 2018 school year. 


Marianne Singer
My name is Marianne Singer. I'm a 3rd grade teacher at Coburn School and I am running for the elementary position on the negotiations team.  For the past 21 years I’ve been teaching in West Springfield.  Currently, I am a building representative and have been so for the past 15 years.  I have also served on the Insurance Advisory Committee, Election Committee and attended the MTA Annual Meeting the last two years.  I would like to be considered for the negotiations team.

Donna Balas

Early Childhood

Jen Dufresne