Skip Navigation or Skip to Content

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.

Contact
Temisha Brame Carter, Chairperson
310-866-1887
drtemishabrame@gmail.com

American Indian/Alaska Native Caucus

A group of Native American Caucus members standing around a sign smiling

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.

Contact
Mary Levi, Chairperson
951-206-2581
marylevi@verizon.net

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!

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

 

Contact
Sue Cirillo, Co-Chair
2321 E 4th Street, C438, Santa Ana, CA 92705
H: 818-723-1865  |  C: 818-723-1865
sue49rs@att.net

Hispanic Caucus

A group of Hispanic Caucus members sitting in two rows smiling

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.

Contact
Alberto Nodal, Chairperson
510-708-6791
nodal.alberto@gmail.com

Pacific Asian American Caucus

A group of Pacific Asian American Caucus sitting in two rows smiling

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.

Contact
Ken Tang, Chairperson
626-318-4132
3puttskenny@gmail.com

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.

Contact
Maya Walker, Chairperson
510-303-5848
mayaewalker@gmail.com

Caucus for Educators of Exceptional Children (CEEC)

5 people, members of the CEEC caucus standing next to a sign smiling

Contact
Meghann Hughes, Chairperson
619-985-8210
MFH4946@gmail.com

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.

Contact
Melanie Crall, Chairperson
831-238-0114
melaniecrall@comcast.net

Higher Ed Caucus

The purpose pf the CTA Higher Education Caucus:

  1. Advance the interest of the teaching profession.
  2. Promote the cause of higher education educators and students, especially in California.
  3. Make and keep CTA aware of its commitments and obligations to its higher education members and their issues.
  4. Continue to keep before the CTA the unmet needs of higher education faculty and students.

Contact
Patrick Mitchell, Chairperson
C: 209-648-5935
Email: patrick.mitchell72@gmail.com

Raíces Caucus

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.

Contact
Mayra Alvarado, Chairperson
C: 510-926-7322
Email: mayraalvarado89@gmail.com

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.

Contact
Maritza Avila, Chairperson
C: 530-867-0594
Email: livetoday2007@gmail.com