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BURLINGAME – In a unanimous vote, veteran Riverside educator Barbara E. Kerr, president of the 335,000-member California Teachers Association, has been re-elected to a second term of leading the largest state teachers' organization in the country.
Kerr will continue fighting for public schools and California educators with the help of CTA Vice President David A. Sanchez and Secretary-Treasurer Dean E. Vogel, who were also unanimously re-elected earlier this week at the Los Angeles meeting of the CTA State Council of Education. The State Council, the union's top governing body, is comprised of nearly 800 democratically elected teacher delegates from across the state.
"I am honored to be re-elected and to receive this vote of confidence from colleagues as we work together to lead efforts that truly benefit students and our public schools," Kerr said. "We will fight these new attacks from Sacramento on public education, educators and public employee unions. Our teachers, students and parents deserve better than the broken promises of this governor."
Kerr, Sanchez and Vogel will end their first two-year terms in office on June 25, when their second two-year terms will begin.
A native Californian and a passionate advocate for children, Kerr is a veteran kindergarten and first-grade teacher in the Riverside Unified School District.
Sanchez, a kindergarten teacher in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, is bilingual and often speaks out in Spanish on CTA radio ads about conditions in our schools of greatest need.
Vogel is a longtime counselor in the Vacaville Unified School District in Solano County with more than three decades of public school service.
The largest affiliate of the National Education Association, CTA is a union of more than 1,000 chapters representing teachers across the state.