WHEA Vision Statement
“To unlock the potential of every child through education.”

Our Mission is to collectively represent our district’s professional educators. The West Hartford Education Association (WHEA) is committed to excellence, respect, and integrity in serving the best educational interest of the community.


  • Create Professional Development Opportunities

  • Recruit and Develop Emerging Leaders

  • Promote Member Involvement

  • Increase Administrative Efficiency

  • Build Coalitions and Partnerships within the Community

  • Engage In Political and Legislative Action

Executive Committee

President: Brian Putkonen
Executive VP: Ron Wziontko
Administrative VP: Elise Dunphe Hendrix
Treasurer: Kathy Hardesty
Rep Council Chair: Michelle Nicklas (Hall);
Vice Chair: David Simon (Hall);
PR Chair: Sara Tamborello (Sedgwick)
Legislative Liaison: Ellen Eickenhorst
Social Chair: 
Membership Chair: Shana Luzusky (King Philip);
CEA UniServ Rep: Sara Pomponi

Sara Pomponi
80 Lamberton Road
Windsor, CT 06095
(860) 688-6214, 800-852-1083
FAX: 860-725-6323

Shannon McNeice

WHEA Office

(p) 860-385-1465

(f) 860-586-8235

10 Crossroads Plaza
West Hartford, CT 06117

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