Layne McLean - SSEA President

My Boston Terrier Elle.  She is named after the original name of Gold Beach, which is Ellensburg.

I have been the President of the Shasta Secondary Education Association for 3 years. I am currently teaching in my 33rd year in the SUHSD as a Business and Technology teacher at Foothill HS. I wholeheartedly believe I have the best job in this district.

I am happily married to my wife, Denise (a junior high math teacher in Gold Beach, Oregon). I also have two grown daughters in the Redding area. Ilani works for us as a paraprofessional at Enterprise HS, and is a proud SSEA member. Morgan is a 2015 Foothill graduate and lives here with her new service dog, Kay, and her old Boston Terrier, Syrah. I enjoy teaching, coaching girls golf, freshman girls basketball, and playing golf when I can. I split my off days/weekends between Redding and Gold Beach, Oregon. I enjoy building and completing home improvement projects in my time away from school.

Prior to serving as President, I was the lead negotiator for the association for over 10 years. I have also been a long-time site representative at Foothill, and chaired the "Crisis Committee" in the early 2000's. I am proud to represent people and be a union member.

My goal as your President is to fairly represent all in the pursuit of happiness and fulfillment on the job. I enjoy working with the Superintendent, his cabinet, and the school board in fostering a good working and professional relationship between groups. Working in education is a tough job on all levels, and it is my goal that every employee feels valued in the workplace. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send me an e-mail at: