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African American Caucus

The California Teachers Association African American Caucus believes in the worth and dignity of all people. African American caucus members will have a key role in making policies and decisions that affect African American teachers and students and will actively participate in local, state and national teachers unions, associations and support the goals, objectives, policies and programs of CTA affecting African American teachers and students.

Temisha Brame Carter, Chairperson

American Indian/Alaska Native Caucus

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The mission of the American Indian/Alaska Native Caucus of the California Teachers Association is to develop knowledge, skills and abilities of education personnel, leaders and members of the AI/AN community to effect a holistic quality education, academic excellence and leadership development for CTA members.

Mary Levi, Chairperson

LGBTQ+ Caucus

The purpose of the CTA LGBTQ+ Caucus is to: protect the rights and interests of LGBTQ+ members and their supporters; to promote recognition of the special needs and rights of LGBTQ+ youth; to advance understanding and acceptance of LGBTQ+ people in all areas of society. Everyone is welcome to attend!

C. Scott Miller, Co-Chair
2321 E 4th Street, C438, Santa Ana, CA 92705
H: 714-744-0770  |  C: 714-224-6364


Sue Cirillo, Co-Chair
2321 E 4th Street, C438, Santa Ana, CA 92705
H: 818-723-1865  |  C: 818-723-1865

Hispanic Caucus

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The mission of the Hispanic Caucus is to advance the interest of the teaching profession while promoting the cause of Hispanic educators throughout the state of California by identifying and mentoring future Hispanic leaders within the teaching profession. The Hispanic Caucus continues to promote diversity in education for all students, members, the community and society, while advocating for human and civil rights for all.

Monica Rice, Chairperson

Pacific Asian American Caucus

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The purpose of the Pacific Asian American Caucus is to properly and continuously represent the concerns of the Asian Pacific Islander educators, and to present concerns in the form of inquiries, position papers, resolutions, and proposals in the California Teachers Association. We strive to identify and prepare potential students with the skills and knowledge to become leaders among Asian and Pacific Islander educators. The body of electees will represent a variety of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the caucus which directly affect the purpose and goals of the programs.

Rebecca Harper, Chairperson

Women’s Caucus

A group of members of the CTA Women's Caucus stand together wearing redThe CTA Women’s Caucus is established for the purposes of advocating for gender equity within CTA and in our classrooms, schools and work sites; defending human rights and multicultural sex equity in society; and lobbying for legislative issues affecting our goals.

Maya Walker, Chairperson

*California Council of Urban Education Associations (CCUEA)

Connie Pruett, Chairperson


Caucus for Educators of Exceptional Children (CEEC)

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Meghann Hughes, Chairperson

Contingent Faculty Caucus (CFC)

Susan G. Pynes, Chairperson

County Office of Education Caucus

The purpose of the County Office of Education Caucus will be to provide County Office of Education chapters and individual members a means by which their concerns and issues concerning programs run by COE’s can be expressed to CTA, its staff, and its governing board. Communication between COE chapters through the County Office of Education Caucus will further the purpose of the organization.

Melanie Crall, Chairperson

Democratic Caucus

Heather Mumy, Chairperson

Higher Ed Caucus

Erin Githens, Chairperson

Peace & Justice Caucus

Sherri Williams, Co-Chairperson

Mary Prophet, Co-Chairperson

Republican Caucus

Ron Edwards, Chairperson
H: 209-632-6222  |  C: 209-404-5886

*Science Caucus

Toby Spencer, Chairperson