October Newsletter

Manitou Springs Education Association

MSEA Mission & Vision

The Manitou Springs Education Association (MSEA) seeks to represent a positive and collective voice for the certified and non-certified staff of Manitou Springs School District, to advance the cause of universal, quality, free public education for the students of this district by encouraging transparency through education and common understanding of equitable and transparent practices, protocols, budgeting, long-term and short-term district and building goals, in order to ensure the human dignity and civil rights of all of our children and youth are protected; and to secure a more just, equitable, and democratic society.

Upcoming Events

Canvassing for Amendment 73 & Pro-Education Candidates

Saturday, Oct. 13th, 9am-1pm

612 East Yampa Street

Colorado Springs, CO

Meet at North Middle School for a morning of canvassing!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


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Compensation & Benefits Planning Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 16th, 3:45pm

Room 12, Manitou Springs High School

Supt. Longfield will be meeting with staff in the coming week about compensation and benefits. Meet with other MSEA members to strategize! We will learn how to frame the discussion to address the needs of our building.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Canvassing for Amendment 73 & Pro-Education Candidates

Saturday, Oct. 20th, 9am-1pm

2520 North Tejon Street

Colorado Springs, CO

Couldn't make it on the 13th? More canvassing today!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


Our goal for the year is to increase membership to 50% so that we can get a collective bargaining agreement. Our membership has grown incredibly since the end of last year, but we still have work to do!

Choose 2 friends from your building who you think would benefit from membership in MSEA. Get them to join by the end of the year! If we are each successful, we will triple our membership!

Check your email box next week for some handouts about the benefits of membership to pass on to your friends = ).

Elected Officers

Who are your building reps?

Your Reps are here to support you! If you need support in a meeting, have a grievance, have any feedback or questions for the association, please contact them!

UPES: Staci Christensen: scgr18@hotmail.com

MSES: Chris Whipkey: whipkeychris@aol.com

MSMS: Sue Spengler: suesun40@gmail.com

MSHS: Liz Tindall: elizabethatindall@gmail.com

About Us

The Manitou Springs Education Association is an affiliate of Pikes Peak Education Association, Colorado Education Association, and the National Education Association.