Washington Association of Educational Office Professionals

WAEOP is the only state-level professional organization specifically
dedicated to the professional and personal enrichment of educational
office professionals and office support staff

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Marilyn Mason, WAEOP President

Marilyn Mason

In Memoriam-I want to send my thoughts and prayers to the students, families, staff and community of the Marysville-Pilchuck High School.  Words cannot express my sympathy for the events that happened at your school.  Please know that all school office professionals are keeping you in their thoughts.

Now, harvests are done and winter is knocking on the door. I know it has been very chilly here in Yakima. What a great time to spend with family and friends, especially with Thanksgiving around the corner. I am blessed to have two families. There are my parents (93 and 91) and two brothers, one sister, in-laws, out-laws, nephews, nieces and great nieces. And I have my WAEOP family, which includes members all across the state and parts of the nation.

My WAEOP family has enriched my life beyond words. Not just the classes, trainings, and workshops which have helped me immensely in my career as Office Manager for the Child Nutrition Department, but it is the friendships that I have developed over the past 18 years that will always be cherished in my heart.It is the personal touch, the warmth, caring and sharing that bond WAEOP members at institute and spring conference rejuvenates my heart and soul. 

If you have not been to a WAEOP function, come and join us, make new friends and learn something new. We would love to have you attend a Professional Development Day, spring conference to be held in April in Spokane or fall institute. If it has been awhile, come back and renew old friendships.

If you have a topic that you think would make a great workshop or training, let me know or contact your area director or one of the board members.  We are here for you!

•YOU are what makes WAEOP a great organization.  
•YOU are a part of my family, a quilt square in my tapestry.
•YOU are a new friend I can’t wait to meet. 
•YOU are an old, treasured friend (young in spirit) that brings laughter and joy.

Join WAEOP and see what we are about – we would welcome you into our WAEOP family.

Marilyn Mason, CEOE
WAEOP President






Our Mission

The mission of the Washington Association of Educational Office Professionals is to promote the professional standards of its diverse membership through networking, information, and educational opportunities.

Our Vision

Washington Association of Educational Office Professionals are committed to continuous membership for personal and professional growth and are valued as cooperating partners in the education of students in the state of Washington.


WAEOP is affiliated with NAEOP
(National Association of Educational Office Professionals)
and is allied with the
Washington Association
of School Administrators

as well as the
Association of Washington School Principals.