Congratulations to Mrs. Vallerie D. Fisher on her recent election as Treasurer of the Seattle Education Association (SEA) Executive Committee, and becoming the first Education Support Professional to do so.
Fisher, a Seattle native, has devoted her lifelong work to support children and families in the Seattle and surrounding areas. As an active member of SEA holding offices, she sits on the Para-Professional Executive Board as Treasurer and Parliamentarian, as well as, on the SEA Board of Directors. In her continued efforts to bridge gaps socially and economically, Fisher is also a co-founder and Executive Secretary of Democratic for Diversity Inclusion (DDI), a 37th district Precinct Committee Officer (PCO), and an active member of the Seattle chapter of Coalition of The Black Trade Union (CBTU).
Fisher also serves on the Washington Education Association (WEA) Board of Directors; the Documents and Resolution Committee; The WEA Black Caucus as chairperson and The Human and Civil Rights Award Committee, where she and her colleagues have reviewed and awarded Community Awards to the following: Freedom Church, Bishop Zachary Bruce, for their Pantry Ministry; Rainier Beach Action Coalition for their Community Work; Mrs. Henrietta Price for her Community Involvement with Leschi Elementary School; and to Fisher herself winning the Student Involvement Award for the Creation of her Fifth Grade Girls’ Group of Color.
Fisher is a National Education Association (NEA) At-Large member of the Board of Directors in her second three-year term after her recent victory in July 2017 in Boston Massachusetts. As a member of the Board of Directors, she along with over 180 other members from around the country, descend upon Washington D.C. several times a year to meet with Washington’s senators, congress men and women on Capital Hill to request continued support for educational funding. In her role as an At-Large Board member, she is an active NEA Human and Civil Rights Committee member very proud of her work record in bringing national recognition to Seattle’s finest including:
- 2015 – Dr. Quintard Taylor received the Carter G. Woodson Memorial Award for Black Past.org
- 2016 – Mr. Christopher Bennett, received the H. Council Trenholm Memorial Award, Dr. Juana Royster, received the Mary Hartwood Futrell award, and Mrs. Estela Ortega from El Centro de la Raza received the George I. Sanchez award.
- 2017 – Mr. Delbert Richardson received the Carter G. Woodson award for the Traveling African American Museum.
Fisher is the proud mother of 5 children and 12 grandchildren.