About Us

Your WAWMEA is the professional organization for teachers in the West Allis-West Milwaukee school district. We work with the administration and school board so that the issues we see in the classroom are handled in an appropriate manner. We have made many positive changes in our district, and frankly teachers would not be in a good position without the WAWMEA.  

Get to Know Your Local Association

As an educator in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, you are a part of an organization with decades of history advocating for quality teaching and learning conditions.  The WAWMEA is a democratic, member-driven association that effectively represents educators in the district over compensation, and represents member’s legal and contractual rights.

Executive Board

President – Andrew P. Mente 

Technology Education teacher at Lincoln & West Milwaukee Intermediates.  The president meets and discusses regularly with administration and school board members to bring up breaking and ongoing issues that matter to the education of the children in our district.  Your president also serves on the Region 7 Executive Board, and is the WEAC Board alternate.  This means he works with the two levels above our local to see that decisions made at the regional and state level reflect what teachers are seeing in West Allis.  The president is also the visible leader of the local and serves as the spokesperson with the school district, the media, and other groups.  The president chairs association meetings, and ensures the functions of the local are being carried out.  Also serves as the chair of the negotiations committee.

Vice President – Lynn M. Burke

Reading Specialist at Lincoln Intermediate.  Has been an educator in the district for over 30 years(!) and has been an association representative for many of them.  The vice-president has many of the same duties as the president, meeting with administration and the school board along with the president.  The vice president also is vital in communicating with members and serves as the main connect to HR.  Also serves on the negotiations committee.

Secretary – Dana Azzolina

Teacher at Wilson Elementary

Treasurer - Sara Champeau

Teacher at Wilson Elementary

PR&R Elementary - Ann Gerencir

            Teacher at Longfellow Elementary

 UniServ Director – Steve Cupery

The UniServ Director is the full-time staff who works for our district (and two others) and is the go-to resource for the Executive Board.  Steve has been working for labor for 30+ years, and is priceless in terms of the support and help he can provide.

Building Level

Building Representatives

Building reps are the lifeblood of our organization.  They are the first contact in buildings, and provide information to all our members.  They are generally member’s first resource to go to for assistance or answer to questions.  See the Building Rep page to see who your rep is.  Be sure to thank them!