Sandra SchroederAFT Vice President
Sandra Schroeder was elected president of AFT Washington in May 2001 after serving since 1991 on the state's executive board in several seats, including treasurer, secretary and vice president. AFT Washington represents more than 5,000 teachers and staff in higher education, teachers and directors in early education, and classified staff in K-12.
From 1991 to 1995, Schroeder served as president of AFT Seattle Community Colleges, the state's largest local.
Schroeder was elected to the AFT executive council in 2004. Appointed to the AFT Higher Education program and policy council in 2001, she was selected as its chair in 2008. As PPC chair, she heads a group of nearly 30 higher education union leaders from around the country.
In 2006, Sandra was appointed as a vice president of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, and is active in many labor council arenas. She serves on the boards of nonprofit community groups and serves on state level higher education advisory groups.
Originally from Kansas, Schroeder has lived in Seattle since 1975 and taught English at Seattle Central Community College since 1979.