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
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
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!
BadAss Teachers (BATS)
The purpose of BadAss Teachers is to give a voice to every teacher who refuses to be blamed for the failure of our society to erase poverty and inequality through education.
Heather Messner, Chairperson
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.
Alberto Nodal, Chairperson
Pacific Asian American Caucus
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.
Ken Tang, Chairperson
The 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)
CCUEA is an organization of associations within the California Teachers Association who are dedicated to seeing that the needs of members in the local urban associations are heard at the state and national level.
Connie Pruett, 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
CTA Democratic Caucus
The purpose of the CTA Democratic Caucus is to discuss current political issues, campaigns, and how to get involved in the Democratic party, locally, statewide, and nationally.
Heather Mumy, Chairperson
CTA Higher Education Caucus
The purpose pf the CTA Higher Education Caucus:
- Advance the interest of the teaching profession.
- Promote the cause of higher education educators and students, especially in California.
- Make and keep CTA aware of its commitments and obligations to its higher education members and their issues.
- Continue to keep before the CTA the unmet needs of higher education faculty and students.
Patrick Mitchell, Chairperson
Raíces is a caucus of union public educators, university professors, aspiring educators, ESP, retired educators, and community allies committed to using education as a tool for the liberation of our community. We do this by organizing and mobilizing teachers, developing curriculum, and working with community organizations to ignite change. We believe that education is the first step in creating consciousness that leads to action. In these turbulent times, we know that it is not enough to just teach about social justice; we have to practice social justice in every facet of our lives.
Mayra Alvarado, Chairperson
CTA Republican Caucus
The purpose of the Republican Caucus is to promote CTA Republican Teachers involvement in the Republican Party.
Ron Edwards, Chairperson
Zumba® Fitness Caucus
The purpose of the Zumba® Fitness Caucus:
- To increase and promote health and wellness awareness.
- To develop a network for wellness promotion in our communities.
- To offer CTA State Council members a way to participate in a de-stress workout that combines all elements of fitness including cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy, and a serious dose of positive energy.
Maritza Avila, Chairperson