Elected Officers

The following are SWEA’s elected Officers, which receive a stipend.

John Hackett – President


John Hackett has been a Social Studies teacher at SWHS for 31 years. He has served as the SWEA President since 2006.  Previous to this John served as the Co-Chair and then Chair of the Grievance committee.  John has attended the CEA-RA on 11 occasions and the NEA-RA 5 times. In 2014 he was recognized by the NEA for Political Activism on the local level. He has also served SWEA on 4 Contract Negotiation teams, and 2 Constitution and Bylaw revision committees.  John has presented at CEA Summer Leadership for the New Presidents track in addition to serving on a CEA committee to review the function of Uniserve Representatives. John’s current term expires in June 2019.

Anne Albert – Vice President


Anne Albert is a Physical Education Teacher at Orchard Hill Elementary School.  She started in SWEA as a Building Representative and has served as Secretary for 8 years and is currently the Vice-President of SWEA. She has attended CEA-RA as a delegate 6 times and attended numerous County Councils held by CEA over the past 10 years.  Anne is also active in the Annual Golf Tournament and fund raiser for Scholarships and has done so since its inception.  Her current term expires in June 2019.

Bill Myers – Treasurer


Bill Myers has taught music for 19 in South Windsor.  He’s been SWEA’s treasurer for 15 years. Bill’s been to the CEA-RA a dozen times and to the NEA-RA once. He’s been on CEA’s Retirement Commission for over a dozen years and is now the Vice-Chair. He’s been of the State Teachers Retirement Board since 2009, serving now as the Vice-Chair. Bill’s presented on Retirement issues in Boston, MA, attended Public Pension Forum’s in NYC and will present at Berkeley, CA this August.  Bill’s current term expires in June 2019.

Wanda Ward – Secretary


Wanda Ward has been a Special Education Resource Teacher at Pleasant Valley for 21 years. She has served as a building SWEA representative for many years. Wanda has also attended several CEA-RAs and 2 NEA-RAs as well as CEA Summer Leaderships Conferences. She assisted with 3 SWEA Golf Tournaments that helped raise funds for scholarships. Her current term expires June 2019.