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Upcoming Elections

NEA Representative Assembly

and

State Council At-Large

We are excited to offer the opportunity to vote online to ALL members.  Voting for State Delegates to the NEA RA and State Council At-Large Representatives will be on the same ballot, grouped by Service Center.

Voting window: The voting window will open on March 1 at 8 am and close on March 19 at 4 pm.

How to Vote

Simply Voting is our electronic voting vendor.  If you have an updated, non-work email on file with CTA, an email from Simply Voting (not CTA) with a DIRECT LINK TO VOTE in the email will arrive in your inbox by Monday, March 1, 2021.

If you cannot find the email, or you didn’t receive the email, but you are eligible to vote, click this link to register.  You will need your member ID, found on your membership card and/or the label of the Educator Magazine.

Regular “Spring State Council Elections” (for electors who are part of a Multiple) will be held in April/May.  

 

Candidate Statements

NEA Representative Assembly

Biographical Sketches in 2020-2021 CTA Alphabet Order

Large Chapters

Birbeck‐Herrera, Victoria
Fremont Unified District Teachers Association
I look forward to the opportunity to proudly represent at this national event dedicated to public education progress. Now is time to focus on equitable recovery for all our children.

Bonaccorsi, Greg
Fremont Unified District Teachers Association
As your CTA Director for District B, I would be honored to represent you and advocate for the issues that concern all CTA members at the 2021 NEA-RA. Thank you!

Brown, Keith
Oakland Education Association
OEA President. Middle School Teacher. Will organize for full funding for public education and for racial and social justice. Working nationally to strengthen the movement for safety and equity in

Brown, Rodney
Oakland Education Association
3-term CTA State Council Delegate | CTA Professional Rights & Responsibilities Cmte Non-Contract Rights Sub-Cmte Chair | Alameda Labor Council Delegate | Oakland Education Association Executive Board | Site Rep

Thomas, Rosenda
Oakland Education Association
Elect a proactive, energetic and engaging leader that will fight for our contractual and human rights during this pandemic. Allow me to be your voice at the representative assembly.

Taiz-Rancifer, Kampala
Oakland Education Association
I want to bring the importance of Community schools that embed RJ, language equity, ethnic studies and racial justice along with site based organizing to our national union as ways

Tran, Natalie
Oakland Education Association
I’m a Vietnamese-American kindergarten teacher, union rep, and Cluster lead who will represent our Oakland community on the many issues we’re facing. Thanks for reading, and I’d appreciate your vote!

Trepte Zartman, Jasmine
Fremont Unified District Teachers Association
I am a committed educator and wish to bring more equity in education and support the development of deeply empathetic methodologies such as RSP and UDL to build success.

Issertell, Raichel
Fremont Unified District Teachers Association
Hi I am Raichel Issertell. I have attend NEA-RA for the past 2 years and truly enjoy being an advocate for education for our students and colleagues.

Nefdt, Jackie
Fremont Unified District Teachers Association
I want to support special educators and raise their issues so that we can have supportive working conditions that keep special educators in the classroom and in the profession.

Postell, Roshawnda
Hayward Education Association
I am ready to serve. This is my fourteenth year in education. I am a passionate advocate for the voiceless.

McCauley, Jess
Fremont Unified District Teachers Association
I’m excited to attend my third RA! Site Rep/Executive Board for 6 of 7 years in Fremont. Proud to represent you, have fun & work hard at the national level!

Matthews, Lenard
San Ramon Valley Education Association
I am a teacher and coach of 30+ years. I am running for this position because I believe a students parent’s property taxes should determine the quality of that students

Mason, Glynis
Fremont Unified District Teachers Association
Site Rep, Equity/Human Rights Committee Member (Association), Equity Committee Member (District), Special Education Program Specialist.

Wilson, Asedo
United Teachers of Richmond
As a Black Educator from the Bay Area I will continue to represent US. Racial biases affecting students and educators continue to damage our schools. Time for movements not moments.

Woolbright, Tammy
Fremont Unified District Teachers Association
As treasurer of my local chapter, I was privileged to attend my first NEA/RA last summer, and look forward to learning even more there this year.

Chon, Victoria
Fremont Unified District Teachers Association
I look forward to the opportunity to serve at the Representative Assembly to collaborate, represent, and fight for educators, students, union leaders, and all communities.

Calimlim, Stacie
Fremont Unified District Teachers Association
I’m a committed educator who wants to ensure the best for my students and fellow educators and would like the opportunity to experience my first NEA Convention.

Finco, Laura
San Ramon Valley Education Association
My passion: social justice throughout public education; ensuring all students get high quality education and all educators are afforded the freedom to achieve this. 8th grade science teacher. Native American

Fauntleroy, Chantaine
Hayward Education Association
As your NEA/RA Delegate I am committed to being a voice and will represent all educators, students, and parents at the Local, State, and National level. “VOTE FOR EXPERIENCE.”

Kollen, Andrew
Fremont Unified District Teachers Association
This would be my first time attending Representative Assembly and I look forward to working collaboratively with other passionate educators from around the country

Garcia, Chaz
Oakland Education Association
A Latina educator who would like the opportunity to continue the work organizing with other leaders across the nation, building power, and addressing racial inequities and anti-Black racism that plagues

Armendariz, Ismael
Oakland Education Association
I stand for investing NEA resources into local Associations and creating a member powered union. I will fight for expanding resources to our local and advocate for funding the IDEA.

Steffen, Kimberly
Hayward Education Association
As your NEA/RA delegate I’m fiercely committed to defend and fight for public education, social justice and union rights for all at the local, state and national level.

Lopez, Manny
Oakland Education Association
Nationally respected. Skilled at working the RA for students, members, and worker rights and against privatization, high-stakes testing, and the onslaught of education reform of the month initiatives.

Loebl, Stuart
Hayward Education Association
Proud science teacher and equity advocate. During distance learning I spearheaded a district wide Science Kit program to provide STEAM materials to thousands of Hayward Elementary students and their teachers.

Lafferty, Jennifer
Fremont Unified District Teachers Association
Serious elementary teacher with a silly last name has the skill and the will to represent you with integrity again; hardworking member of FUDTA executive board and CTA State Council

Ryan, Lauren
United Teachers of Richmond
I’m a 13-yr veteran Education Specialist, African-American decent. I served as Human Rights Chair for my previous District the last 3 years. I would be honored to serve in this role.

Rice-Hall, Laura
Oakland Education Association
I’ve been to other conventions and I want to make a difference for Oakland and California teachers. I welcome this opportunity to make a difference for my fellow teachers.

Robinson, Deidre
Oakland Education Association
Elementary Teacher 16 yrs. 11+ years site/alternate rep. Alcosta SCC Minority @ Large(Alt.), EMEID participant (2019); Participated in (3) NEA-RA delegate conventions. I am still inspired, committed, and motivated to

Ropp, Lydia
Oakland Education Association
16-year veteran, dedicated to redesigning schools to reflect current Educational Neuroscience and Behavioral research building in systemic constructivist structures and supportive advisory to teach students’ and staff self-efficacy while using

Roudabush, Eric
Hayward Education Association
I would love to represent California members at the NEA-RA. For over seven years I have proudly advocated for member’s positions at State Council and will represent you at NEA.

Ellis, Robert
United Teachers of Richmond
More than ever we must work together. I promise that I will work with other educators across the state and nation to guarantee quality education for all students.

Medium Chapters

Nodal, Alberto
San Lorenzo Education Association
As a bilingual Kindergarten teacher, SLEA Vice President, Alcosta Vice Chair, CTA Hispanic Caucus Chair and NEA Hispanic Caucus Treasurer, I would be honored to continue to represent you.

Normand, Angela
Brentwood Teachers Association
I currently serve as CTA Director for District C. I have had the pleasure of representing CTA at the NEA-RA for the past six years and I look forward to

Maran, Jessica
Pittsburg Education Association
I am a South Asian Teacher. My experiences include site rep, organizing chair, current PEA Vice President and equity team member. I am dedicated to serve and advocate for all members. I

Cole, Nasa
Livermore Education Association
Special Educator. Human Rights Chair (LEA). African American. Advocate for providing the best educational opportunities and compensations/benefits for students and teachers respectively.

Crawford, Cindy
San Lorenzo Education Association
Requesting your vote for election to this year’s NEA/RA. As an 11 year participant, I want to continue promoting actions to support students, teachers, and public education. Thank you!

Foster, Rachel
Pittsburg Education Association
Proud 21-year African American educator, dedicated to advocating and empowering students/teachers through a respectful lens of diversity, social justice, and inclusion. Local Equity Chair, State Council Rep & Innaugural NEA LOCPP Participant.

Kreitz, Roberta
Dublin Teachers Association CTA/NEA
I am a politically active advocate for my ALL educators. As your NEA Director, Service Center Chair and SPED teacher, I would be honored to represent ALL ALCOSTA as a

Gardner, Michael
New Haven Teachers Association
Four times I have proudly represented you in guarding and growing education, speaking our for our most needy students and advocating for all of us. Vote for Gardner again!

Lord-Eyewe, Karen
Association of Pleasanton Teachers
I am a Pleasanton teacher with 35 years experience, APT Member for 24 years, and State Council Representative. Vote for me, to represent you at the NEA/RA.

Lackey, Sue
Brentwood Teachers Association
I have been teaching for 31 years and have been to 4 NEA-RAs. I would be honored to represent CTA at the 2021 RA. Thank you for your consideration.

Small Chapters

Nunes, Magret
John Swett Education Association
Experienced union leader committed to representing educators and providing a voice for small chapters. Let’s work together in our mission to ensure equitable public education for all.

Kaur, Amarjit
Martinez Education Association
Representation Matters.
Asian Indian/Punjabi, School Based-Mental Health Counselor, with 15+ years in TK-12 schools. Local Vice President, Bargaining Co-Chair, Equity Advocate, Instructional Leadership Corps Member & State Council Representative.

Alexander, Gianna
Liberty Education Association
I am a proud African-American teacher serving as a School Site Rep, State Council Rep and Delegate for the past 3 yrs. My efforts would center on leadership, attracting members and

Shannon, Charles
Orinda Education Association
As a Teacher, LGBTQ+ Advocacy Coordinator, Association President, and experienced NEA-RA State Delegate, I will continue to stand up for Equity and Social Justice issues at the 2021 Virtual NEA-RA

Bushee, Christopher
Beverly Hills Education Association
As a member of the CTA Board of Directors, I currently represent you at the state level. I’d love to represent you at the national level this summer. Thank you.

Bushee, Claudia
Beverly Hills Education Association
Twenty-year veteran instructional assistant in special education classrooms. I am committed to improving working conditions in public schools. I successfully represented California at five previous NEA Assemblies.

Bautista-Nicholas, Claudia
Santa Monica-Malibu Classroom Teachers Association
As an active Union Latina teacher, my Social Justice lense will continue to guide my work on your behalf. I humbly ask for your vote to represent you at NEA-RA.

Baldwin, Sybil
Teachers Association of Long Beach
African American. Former CDC/ Headstart Chairperson 2 terms and Minority At Large Chairperson. Currently Bargaining Team Member 9 years, 22yrs LBUSD/ Child Development Teacher. MA Human Development. Please elect me to

Brame Carter, Temisha
Centinela Valley Secondary Teachers Association
Please allow me to represent the voice of California’s educators on the national level with your vote.

Beachly, Meredith
El Segundo Teachers Association
I hope to be elected to go to my 15th RA. I wish it would be in person but will still be happy to serve virtually. Please vote for me!!

Valdes, Linda
Saugus Teachers Association
I’ve taught all grades K-6, over the past 20+ years, and have served on my local association’s E-board, Bay Valley, and CTA State Council. It would be my honor

Tse, Telly
Beverly Hills Education Association
CTA Board Member, past NEA Director, past local president, past Bay Valley officer, special education teacher, and eight-time RA delegate. I will passionately advocate for you!

Tran, Thuy
Hawthorne Educators And Teachers Association
I have been an active HETA/CTA/NEA member for 26 years. I have served as Site Representative, President, 1st Vice-President, Secretary, and am now the Treasurer of my local association. Vietnamese American

Norberg, Mark
Burbank Teachers Association
A strong Progressive, I am committed to pushing the NEA, the world’s largest labor union, to create a national mobilization plan to demand world-class funding for all schools.

Ortiz, Angela
Hawthorne Educators And Teachers Association
In my 19 years in education I have served my learning community in various roles both in and out of the classroom. I am passionate about working to ensure our

McDowell, Dung
Sulphur Springs District Teachers Association
I have attended the NEA RA for the past 15+ years and would love the chance to represent you again. I am very active in my local association (Sulphur Springs)

Mendez, Erin
Teachers Association of Long Beach
My name is Erin Mendez, I am the Minority At Large Director for the Teacher’s Association of Long Beach and an Early Childhood Teacher for Long Beach Unified School District.

Weiss, Samantha
Palos Verdes Faculty Association
It would be a great honor to represent teachers from my area at the RA this summer!

Hall, Hilary
Newhall Teachers Association
I am Co-President of Newhall Teachers Association and very active in the Bay Valley Service Center and State Council. I would like to continue to represent you at the national

Cannon, Christopher
Centinela Valley Secondary Teachers Association
I’m an advocate for education for all! I’m here to ensure the integrity of all educators, no matter their race, ethnicity or religious background! I’m here to support the foundation

Fierro, Toni
Hawthorne Educators And Teachers Association
This is my first year as HETA President, the last 3 years I serviced as 1st VP. I believe being a part of the RA helps me better serve our

Gutierrez, Lydia
Teachers Association of Long Beach
CTA/NEA 30-year member. Serving as local/state Union Rep Delegate. Experienced IB Teacher, Master Teacher, 3 teaching credentials. Your voice needs to be heard. I would be honored to represent YOU!

Abasta, Diana
Burbank Teachers Association
I have been involved in the union from day one of my teaching career. It is important that we continue to represent and stand up for our profession, and I

Amaya, George
Hawthorne Educators And Teachers Association
I served as HETA President for 11 years & am currently the Bay Valley Service Center Chair. It would be a privilege to represent you on the national stage.

Acosta, Steven
Association of Classified Employees (Culver City)
I believe in advocating for all of our members that work hard to protect our students and each other everyday. Education makes us all successful.

Littman, Leslie
Hart District Teachers Association
As your CTA Secretary-Treasurer, I currently represent you at the state level. I would like to do the same at the national level this summer.

Robinson, Sarah
Redondo Beach Teachers Association
Vice President and Bargaining Chair of my local, State Council member, and Service Center Vice Chair. Looking forward to representing you again at the RA.

Ramirez, Ambar
Asociación de Maestros Unidos
Ambar Ramirez is a Math teacher with 10+ years of experience, has served as site rep and bargaining chair and has held several leadership positions at her school site.

Redfern, Mandy
La Cañada Teachers Association
Devoted educator, committed to social justice, dedicated to meaningful change, past president for 12 years, lead negotiator for 16 years, and member of State Council for 12 years.

Ehrke, Shelly
Santa Monica-Malibu Classroom Teachers Association
Having been an NEA RA delegate the past two years, I’d love the opportunity to continue representing California educators in doing the work to strengthen, protect, and improve public education

Boyd, E Toby
Elk Grove Education Association
As the CTA President, I look forward to representing the members of this area and State at the upcoming virtual 2021 NEA/RA.  Thank you for your support!

Banks, Terri
Elk Grove Education Association
I am a current CTA State Council member for 6 years, NEA/RA representative for 5 years, and a union representative for 12 years. Please let me represent you at NEA/RA

Brye Jones, Angelia
Sacramento City Teachers Association
My name is Angelia Brye Jones and I am a 5th grade teacher in Sacramento City TA. You have trusted me and voted for me to attend 5 RA’s. Please

Nelson, Joel
San Juan Teachers Association
It would be my pleasure and honor to represent my fellow members at the RA. I have served as a delegate, site rep, and I am in the EMEID program.

Patterson, Mike
South Tahoe Education Association
As the district D CTA Board member, I feel I have been an effective leader and would like to continue serving members in our area. I ask for your vote.

Martin, Virginia “Ginger”
Elk Grove Education Association
Please vote for me and give me the privilege to represent teachers at NEA/RA. I’ve taught alternative high school 26 years. Superintendent’s advisory, steering committees, and union representative. Thank you.

Marquez-Cihak, Rebecca
Rocklin Teachers Professional Association
I’m your 6th year elected State Council Rep. And your CTA/Capital District D ABC Rep. Help me continue to advocate for your rights by being your constant voice.

Witter, Heidi
San Juan Teachers Association
For the past 27 years, I have taught K-6 grades in Sacramento (San Juan Unified). I’m ready to represent my esteemed colleagues and students!

Wilhoit-Kennedy, Kimberly
Center Unified Teachers Association
I am an African American teacher with 33 years of experience in education.  Change needs to happen to help our students become included in learning more effectively.

Wright, Carmen
West Sacramento Teachers Association
I am a middle school educator in Northern California. I have taught for over 10 years in the classroom and serves on our school union’s executive board.

Hilderbrand, Jessica
Twin Rivers United Educators
Proud Cherokee Citizen. Current Capital Service Center Director-At-Large, Secretary & Equity Team Member, CTA Liaison to CARs+, EMEID Participant, Ethnic Minority-Director-At-Large at my local Association, Twin Rivers United Educators. We must

Dayberry, Jodi
South Tahoe Education Association
As a local president and state council member, I have the experience and knowledge to best represent you at the NEA/RA. I ask for your vote. Thank you.

Gupton, Shelly
Elk Grove Education Association
I’m an elementary educator of 26 years and a former delegate. I’d be honored to be afforded the opportunity to represent you once again.

Galapon, Alma
Elk Grove Education Association
RA Delegate 2019 & 2020. Fourth grade teacher from Elk Grove. Site rep, newly-elected State Council. CTA Ethnic Minority Ethnic Identification & Development; NEA Leaders of Color Pathway Project Cohort Filipino American

Gregory, Naqiba
West Sacramento Teachers Association
I believe union power protects public education and promotes equity for students and teachers. 21 year veteran teacher, and current board member. It would be my honor to represent you.

Angel, Lorraine
Calaveras Unified Education Association
I would be proud to represent the interests of our small rural chapters at the NEA RA and would be grateful for your vote

Anaya, Ron
Rocklin Teachers Professional Association
Alumnus, Teach Plus. Member, California Practitioners Advisory Group. Education Advisor, CA Assembly District 6. Coordinator, Site Mentor Program. Staunch advocate for all underrepresented student, teacher, and family groups.

Amundson, Ed
Sacramento City Teachers Association
4 time RA delegate: experienced, successful floor lobbyist. I have worked hard to represent California’s interests. You continue support will assure your concers are heard.

Alexander, Yvonne
Twin Rivers United Educators
I am Yvonne Alexander (Black American), a proud member of TRUE since 2015. I currently am in the EMEID cohort, Women’s Right Committee, and a Site Rep. Seeking to be State’s Delegate.

Shilen, Jen Drewek
Woodland Education Association
As a high school history teacher, CTA chapter president, and service center chair, I demonstrate my commitment daily to our students, our colleagues, and the future of public education.

Jackman, Owen
Sacramento City Teachers Association
I am a 20-year veteran. I am your ABC Representative, District E. Please send me to continue to represent you.

Bourke, Christopher
Soledad Teachers Association
Hi, Chris Bourke, here! I have been active in CTA for 35 years: 15 RA’s, 4 times Chp. President, previous Service Center Treasurer and Election Chair. Appreciate your vote

Martinez, Lynne
San Lorenzo Valley Teachers Association
I am special education middle school teacher. I work for a small rural school district that was affected by this years wild fires. As a past President, and state council member

Colombo, John
Monterey Bay Teachers Association
Board Member, Professional Relations/Retirement Chair, 11 years at CTA State Council, NEA Resolutions-Teacher with leadership experience at local/state levels. Please let me represent YOU at the 2021 NEA Representative Assembly.

Crall, Melanie
Monterey County Office of Education Teachers Association
Classroom Teacher, including SPED, 33 years. NEA RA Representative, 2 years. State Council Representative, 5 years. MCOETA President, 8 years. Exceptional leadership skills. Strong experienced advocate for all California Teachers.

Der Ramos, Angela
Alisal Teachers Association
I have served as your representative at the last three NEA RAs. I would be honored to represent the Central Coast at the NEA RA again.

Garcia, Isabel
San Benito County Teachers Association
I’m a high school math and science teacher, in her 9th year of teaching, with a passion for social justice in STEAM.

Robinson, Vanessa
Greenfield Teachers Association (Greenfield)
5th grade teacher & Vice President for Greenfield Teacher’s Association. I am a 2-time NEA delegate and current State Council Delegate fighting for racial & educational justice daily.

Boddington, Bernadette
Paso Robles Public Educators
I am passionate about Education, every child, educator, experience, ability must be recognized, valued and developed. Together we will build a better system, let me represent you!

Block, Joel
Santa Barbara Teachers Association
I am on my local’s executive board, I am a representative to the state council, I serve on my local’s PAC, and I am a multiple past attendee at the

Theurer, Elaine
Ventura Unified Education Association
Serving our community as a secondary science teacher for 22 years, ~9 years site rep, 2 RA, and 1 year exec. board. It’ll be this Filipina American’s (unicorn) pleasure to serve you.

Nelson, Daniel
Ventura Unified Education Association
Hi all. I love the RA; 4th time going. President of my local, State Council rep, and solid Zoomster. I learn a lot each year at the RA and bring

Peek, Carol
Ventura Education Support Professionals Association
As a Hispanic ESP it would be my honor to be a Delegate at the NEA RA. I’m the president of my local and I have been a delegate in the

Ortiz, Luciano
Hueneme Education Association
I’m your CTA/ABC Committee member. Teaching in Hueneme Elementary. Asking for your support to advocate for teachers and students.

McLaughlin, Sarah
Ventura Unified Education Association
I have been a passionate public school teacher for 21 years. I want to represent all educators! Pubic education is the foundation of our country and needs to be protected.

Williams, Christine
Atascadero District Teachers Association
Looking to represent you. 19 years in the classroom as a Social Science teacher and CTE teacher. Channel Islands Service Center Chair, Local President, State Council delegate, Budget Committee member.

Castro, Laura
Ventura Unified Education Association
As a Latina math educator for over 24 years, I have spent many of those representing our union members in the union board and in the rep. council. I am looking

King, Cody
Lucia Mar Unified Teachers Association
As labor leaders we have a huge responsibility to step up and defend our rights for our members and also the fundamental rights of each family who trusts us with

Griffin, Kendall
Ventura Education Support Professionals Association
As an African American ESP whose attended previous RA’s, held a chapter and state council position, feel that I can make a difference and ask for your vote! Thank you.

Avila, Maritza
Oxnard Educators Association
Oxnard School District Educator. Advocate. Organizer. Community Leader. Experienced Delegate. NEA Director District 5. Ready to represent you, our students, and our communities. I would be honored with your vote.

Arcega, Alexander
Ventura Education Support Professionals Association
Raised in gang infested Echo Park as an adolescent and grew up in the suburbs of Lancaster as a teen I was submerged in between two worlds of urban harsh

Sher, Karen
Oxnard Educators Association
••ELA Teacher, Oxnard School District
••Trustee, Oxnard Union High School District Governing Board
••Teacher leader: CTA Instructional Leadership Corps; US Library of Congress; South Coast Writing Project/UCSB
••CADEM ADEM44

Segura, Monique
Orcutt Educators Association
Aloha, As a member of State Council, Local President, Service Center Vice Chair, State WHO recipient, and most importantly proud Kindergarten Teacher, I humbly ask for your vote as an

Segura, Jose
Santa Maria Elementary Education Association
Aloha. I am in my eighth year as local president, state council delegate on special education committee, member of the APLS advisory committee and the CDE Special Ed research group.

Ramirez, Alice
Hueneme Education Association
I am a bilingual teacher with over 25 yrs. in the classroom setting. Active in my local with experience on Exec Board and in State Council.

Ortega, Antonio
Palmdale Elementary Teachers Association
I grew up in the Antelope Valley to parents from Cuba and Costa Rica. First person in my family to graduate from college. Learning has made me successful.

Whipple, Gina
Teachers Association of Lancaster
I will continue to represent our interests and advocate on our behalf.

Hutzel, Catherine
Palmdale Elementary Teachers Association
Committed to advocacy for teachers. Invested in education. Willing to do what is hard to make things right. The world is changing and I want to be a part of

Hearne, Jacqualynn
Palmdale Elementary Teachers Association
We need strong leaders representing High Desert at the RA. I would appreciate your vote to continue to be one of your strong voices at the NEA/RA.

Herdlein, Joanie
Victor Elementary Teachers Association
I have enjoyed representing our High Desert teachers at the NEA-RA. I would appreciate your vote to continue to work to keep our public schools strong!

Cuestas, David
Palmdale Elementary Teachers Association
An active advocate for public education. I am always working to protect and improve our profession. I understand the issues facing our profession, our students and our High Desert communities.

Canady, Dennis
Hesperia Teachers Association
I’ve been teaching since 2005, I serve on HTA’s EBoard and on CTA State Council. I understand the duties of a RA delegate and will duly carry them out.

Kondratko, Paula
Hesperia Teachers Association
I have served as my local’s Communication Chair, Secretary, Vice President and a representative on CTA State Council. I would be honored to represent your voice at the national level.

Kerman, Thomas
Hesperia Teachers Association
For over 10 years I have served as a Local president, CTA State Council representative and NEA RA delegate. I will use my knowledge and experience to thoughtfully and tenaciously

Ambe, Janet
Apple Valley Unified Teachers Association
High school teacher for 25 years. AVUTA’s State Council Rep. Served in local as treasurer, grievance chair, site rep. Exciting, transitional, meaningful times to serve in public education.

Stewart, Laurielle
Palmdale Elementary Teachers Association
As a 24 year member of the most vital profession in the world, I know that no other profession could exist without a teacher. Let my experience be your voice.

Somoza, Antonieta
Palmdale Elementary Teachers Association
Continuing fighting for equality rights for my members in my local. Former EMEID and a current Women’s Advocate, I would like to continue advocating for our members Nationwide.

Soria, Margaret
Wilsona Teachers Association
Raised in Boyle Heights L.A by parents of immigrants mom Irish Dad Hispanic. I am biracial. Father was a welder, and mom was a teacher. I have been teaching for over 20 years.

Ramirez, Andrew
Palmdale Elementary Teachers Association
Previous RA Delegate. Current At-Large Representative for the High Desert Service Center Council. Highly motivated and always standing up for and representing ALL members. Stand union strong!

Edmiston, Penny
Victor Elementary Teachers Association
32 years teaching experience in the High Desert; 13 years as Representative Assembly delegate; strong advocate for public schools, students and teachers. I represent you with common sense and conscience!

Iwamoto, Kristie
Napa Valley College Faculty Association
Whether in person or virtually, I will be proud to represent my colleagues at RA. CCA Women’s Issues Director, local President, State Council Delegate and English instructor.

Mitchell, Patrick
Merced College Faculty Association
Tireless advocate for members and students. I am a CCA Board member, CTA State Council delegate, CTA/ABC committee member, and former local president. I’d be honored to represent you nationally.

Moore, Kashara
Long Beach City College Faculty Association
While having a Doctorate in educational leadership, I have gained a multitude of experiences in P-12 and higher education which would make me an asset as a RA delegate.

Malik, Josie
San Joaquin Delta College Teachers Association
Currently, Northern Part-time Director for CCA, Vice President of Adjuncts for San Joaquin Delta Teachers Association. I advocate for the rights of all faculty statewide and at my local.

Wahbe, Randa
United Faculty of North Orange County Community College District
Proud union member 20+ years. English professor w/strong leadership skills. CCA VP, CTA State Council HE Delegate, CCA Leg Chair. Will advocate for you at RA! Thank you for voting. West Asian.

Walker, Elizabeth
Riverside Community College District Faculty Association
A dynamic black woman seeking to bring representation and accountability for all instructors, especially for Black faculty who are largely PT/adjunct employees.

Hurst, David
College of The Sequoias Teachers Association
I am an active community college local chapter president who is primarily concerned about equity and the special needs of smaller rural communities such as surround my district.

Hall, Phyllis
Long Beach City College Faculty Association
I value the work we do for members (local, state, and national experience). I have represented us before and am working on NEA Resolutions. Thanks for your understanding and support.

Carpenter, Mark
Riverside Community College District Faculty Association
Lucky product of loving family; UC Berkeley & Riverside; CSU Fullerton and Dominguez Hills; military service under fire; and decades teaching for the California Community Colleges.

Gibson, Richard
Southwestern College Education Association
I have been an NEA member or staff since 1984. I have organized chapters, bargained contracts and led strikes. I attended nearly every RA since 1986.

Gutierrez, Jesus Eduardo
Citrus College Faculty Association
I am a motivated, Math Prof., who accepts the obligation to serve and represent my colleagues. I graduated from two CCA academies and I am the Dir. G for CCA.

Ausubel, Jonathan
Chaffey College Faculty Association
I look forward to brining to the national level the knowledge I have gained through 23 years of service in nearly every local role and several state-wide leadership positions.

Arredondo, Josue
Southwestern College Education Association
Hispanic. I have been a CTA member for 10 years. We need to continue to protect worker rights and advocate for our public schools and representative democracy.

Sholars, Joan
Mount San Antonio College Faculty Association
Representing community colleges voice is important to me. We need our voices to be heard and understood.

Sheaffer, DeWayne
Long Beach City College Faculty Association
Representing higher ed members at the CTA/NEA/CCA board levels. I wish to continue to bring your concerns to the table. I ask for your vote and support.

Reina, Dorothy
Riverside Community College District Faculty Association
As a member of the Latinx, LGBTQA, and Higher Ed community, I hope you will grant me the honor of representing you once again at the 2021 NEA RA.

Birtwell, Dani
Capistrano Unified Education Association
I am a CTA Council Member and am also on the CUEA executive board. I would like to represent the middle school perspectives and ideals on a grander scale.

Burghard, Wilhelmina
Garden Grove Education Association
Three Time State Delegate, Former Local Board Member, Communications Chairperson and Elections Chairperson, By-Laws Committee Member and State Preschool Teacher Site Rep as well as many other duties over my

Bartell, Joe
Brea-Olinda Teachers Association
As your CTA Board Member, I am honored to seek your reelection to represent you at the National level. I will continue being a voice for all educators and students.

Bradford, Denise
Saddleback Valley Educators Association
CTA Board Director, elementary school teacher, former local president, CalSTRS board member, and 3‑time NEA RA delegate. I will be a strong advocate and representative for you!

Belcher, Lauren
Irvine Teachers Association
I have taught in IUSD for 6 years and have attended the last 4 RAs. I would love to continue to represent Irvine and California nationally.

Villalba, Magdalena
Fullerton Secondary Teachers Organization
I have served as a rep, LCAP committee chair, and bargaining team member for my chapter. Additionally, I’m one of the original members of our ethnic minority/social justice committee. (Latina)

Tschida, Paul
Tustin Educators Association
5th year science educator who loves being involved both at school and beyond, serving as a representative to bring the voice of members to a national platform.

Nixon, Robyn
Capistrano Unified Education Association
Active member of CUEA/CTA/NEA. State Council Member, CRE Subcommittee, Local Treasurer, HR/LGBTQ Contact, CTA OSCC member, and Past NEA Rep. Teach at Continuation HS/Math, Strong advocate for Teachers and Students

Nguyen, Thanh
Garden Grove Education Association
High school Math teacher. Local association officer. I have had the honor to represent you in the past. I am happy to serve as your delegate again this NEA-RA. Thank

Miller, C Scott
Santa Ana Educators Association
All educators need to be heard and listened to for safe reopening. We need to be listened to first, not last! I will speak UP and OUT on our issues!

Hickman, Lisa
Tustin Educators Association
I would love the opportunity to represent you, and our county at the 2021 NEA-RA. Currently Tustin Educators Association President and State Council Rep. Thank you!

Holdermann, Bridget
Garden Grove Education Association
I’m currently the Resolutions Committee member for District 9. I’m also the bargaining chair for my local and a site representative. I believe that ALL students deserve an excellent education.

Ciccarelli, Nicole
Garden Grove Education Association
I have been an educator for over 25 years. I am the 2nd Vice President in my local association and have been on CA State Council for 2 years.

Conklin, Veronica
Garden Grove Education Association
I am a Hispanic first generation 7th grade Life Science teacher in Garden Grove. I have taught physical education, math, ELD, AVID, and Science. I have been an active Union Organizing

Chiong, Debbie
Ocean View Teachers Association
Asian American PreK special educator hoping to attend my 4th RA. Your voice matters and I look forward to representing you!

Cencak, Angela
Fullerton Secondary Teachers Organization
President of the Fullerton Secondary Teachers Association. My goal to bring the voice of the members of all of Orange County to the NEA/RA. Please vote

Deister, Myra
Fullerton Secondary Teachers Organization
If elected I will be your voice and advocate for public education, social justice, and union rights. Previously I served as building rep, bargaining team member, and currently local vp.

Fish, Manisha
Capistrano Unified Education Association
I would love to represent YOU at the NEA/RA. I am currently the At Large for Orange Service Center and a member of State Council. I am also the secretary

Fowler, Tera
Centralia Education Association
As president of
My local , I will be proud to represent you.
I will vote responsibly to represent students and staff members

Freeman, Camille
Garden Grove Education Association
Passionate about giving hope to all children and inspiring them to be the best version of themselves.
Taught abroad in 2005 (South Korea). Garden Grove Unified primary teacher since 2006.

Kavigan, Roger
Tustin Educators Association
NEA-RA Representative since 2003 and have been actively involved with representing ALL of Orange County every time. Please vote for me and I will continue to work hard for you!

Garcia, Nora
Santa Ana Educators Association
Education Doctorate, 35 years in grades Pre-K to adult education, Ethnic Minority Director At-Large, California Teacher Association alternate, SAEA Representative, Political Action Committee volunteer, previous National Education Association-Regional Assembly representative.

Grover, Laura
Fullerton Elementary Teachers Association
I am an Elementary Educator in a Title 1 school. The RA is important work where our voices come together and guide our profession. I appreciate your vote.

Stowers, Juli
Saddleback Valley Educators Association
Mom and teacher of 25 years, working to create safer, more equitable schools. Currently CTA/ABC Committee Member, PAC Chair, Rep, and LGBTQ+ Contact. NEA RA attendee 2019 and 2020.

Schnapper, Joy
Capistrano Unified Education Association
Dear Fellow Educators, I would truly be honored to represent our collective voice at the national level. As CUEA’s President, I believe it is in our best interest. Thank you

Eaton, Carrie
Irvine Teachers Association
I have been teaching in IUSD for twenty-seven years. I am also a former Irvine student and parent. Last year I attended the first virtual NEA RA.

Ezaki, Junka
Tustin Educators Association
I would appreciate your support to be able to represent you again at the NEA RA. Thank you.

Blum, Michael
Fairfield-Suisun Unified Teachers Association
As a four-year representative for Armijo, I’ve seen teacher-administration relationships prosper or worsen. At national, I’ll report the latest educational trends and inform any changes that occur. Please consider me

Brauning, Alyson
Vacaville Teachers Association
Proud Teacher. Proud Union Member. Strong Leader. 27 year veteran of the Classroom. I would be honored to represent Redwood Service Center members nationally. Vote Alyson Brauning NEA RA Delegate.

McClelland, Dawn
Willits Teachers Association
I am a 5th year teacher, a CTA State Council Representative. I am also currently a VP of my local – Willits Teachers Association. If elected this would be my first

Malaret, Edward
Miller Creek Educators Association
I am an advocate for public education; serve on State Council and active in the Redwood Service Center. I would be honored to represent you at the NEA RA.

Willmarth, Mike
Napa Valley Educators Association
Middle school cat-herder, union negotiator, food bank supporter, community volunteer organizer. A high quality education is the bedrock of a well-functioning society and equal access is a right!

Heinecke, Scott
Vallejo Education Association
20-year teacher, State Council member, local chapter leader, site representative, 8 time RA delegate, I hope I can count on your vote. Let’s make a change in education.

Dickinson, Jennifer
Solano County Education Association
It would be my honor to represent my fellow educators at the RA in 2021. This democratic process is vital to our nation’s & students’ future. Thank you for voting!

Foreman, Ted
Fairfield-Suisun Unified Teachers Association
Looking to represent CTA for my 4th NEA RA.  I’m a music teacher, LGBTQ+ Chair for the Redwood SC Equity Team and champion for my kids. I look forward to

King-Clay, Ola
Santa Rosa Teachers Association
RSCC members, I’m asking for your support and vote for Ola to attend the NEA/RA Conference. It would give me great honor and pleasure to represent RSCC. Please vote Ola

Svolos, Charlotte
Del Norte Teachers Association
RA Representative, 10 years, Previously Resolutions Committee, Special Education Teacher and former ESP. Secretary, State Legislation Committee at State Council. I actively participate. I fight for you. Vote for me!

Spike, Ruth Ann
Reed District Teachers Association
I’d be honored to serve and represent educators from both smaller and large chapters. I would advocate for equity and measures that promote our profession.

Ryan, Jenny Loren Uribe
Fairfield-Suisun Unified Teachers Association
As an empowered Hispanic NEARA delegate, bilingual middle school ELD/Math teacher, I seek to propel equity‑minded inclusiveness and compassion for ALL our ethnically diverse students that have been adversely impacted by

Eaton, Jerry
Travis Unified Teachers Association
You have elected me before, Thank You! Whether you are rural, urban, Pre-K through Higher Education or ESP, please elect me again to be your voice at the 2021 NEA/RA.

Borden, Kisha
San Diego Education Association
As an elementary educator for over 20 years and a union rep and leader for the last decade, I hope to continue to advocate for our students and educators on

Parmely, Shane
San Diego Education Association
BadAss Teacher. Community Activist. Unionist.

Perez, Rocio
San Diego Education Association
I have been a teacher for over a decade and I believe it is time to be part of something bigger. I represent my students, my community, and most importantly

Ortega, Amelia
San Diego Education Association
My name is Amelia Ortega. I am from San Diego, CA. I am currently a long-term substitute English Teacher at Grant K8.

Hughes, Meghann
San Diego Education Association
As an NEA-RA delegate for 9 years, CTA State Council Delegate and Chair of the CTA-CEEC (Caucus for Educators of Exceptional Children) I will fight for public education.

Harris, Maria Teresa
Sweetwater Education Association
Committed human rights/social justice activist, Latinx immigrant, and Navy Veteran; on SEA Board and elected member of CTA State Council. It would be an honor to represent you!

Ugarte, Lucy
Sweetwater Education Association
Sweetwater Education Association Organizing Chair 3years, grievance committee member 2 years, Site Rep 22 yrs. I look forward to representing all voices regarding educational policy on national level.

Sullivan, Mickey
San Diego Education Association
Active member since 2000, and have attended several NEA-RA events. I have been a local site rep and am currently a local board member, and state council delegate. We can

Rodriguez, Gretel
Sweetwater Education Association
Nineteen year veteran teacher and social justice advocate. Nine years experience advocating at the local, state, and national level. Representation matters I serve on the NEA Resolutions and NEA Women’s Caucus.

Rodriguez, Roberto
Sweetwater Education Association
I’ve proudly represented our members as a local president, on CTA State Council and on the CTA Board of Directors. I ask for the opportunity to continue to represent you

Rajah, Vinita
San Diego Education Association
A first-generation immigrant from India, SLP in Southern California public schools for more than a decade, is committed to defending and fighting for public education, social justice and union rights.

Evans, Eleanor
San Diego Education Association
As a career educator and elected public servant, we must rebuild public education safely so every K-14 scholar can achieve their potential as our learning/working environments change.

Zimmerman, Kristen
San Diego Education Association
I am a special education teacher for students 18-22 years old. I’ve been involved in my local chapter, Service Center Council (SCC) and NEA RA. Thank you!

 

Butts, Camille
Association of Colton Educators
10th-year teacher and newly elected CTA African American Caucus Vice-Chair looking to return to the RA for the 4th time.

Bailey, Carole
Desert Sands Teachers Association
One of your current CTA State Council Representatives. Former NEA Director, CTA/ABC Representative who wants to continue to serve you at the national level for the NEA/RA. Thank you!

Brewster, Sharon
Redlands Education Support Professional Association
I believe my union experience and three years as an RA delegate makes me a great candidate for NEA/RA delegate. I am asking for your support and vote for NEA/RA

Yamarone, Melina
Fontana Teachers Association
Positive change and open communication are what I’ve always advocated for. Serving as Site Rep and FTA SPED Chairperson, I strongly believe in listening to the voices of all members.

Yahya, Hassan
Fontana Teachers Association
Proud outspoken union member, I respect diversity and work hard to promote fairness, justice, respect, equality, and improving the quality of education.

Building representative, San-Gregorio Delegate, State and Local NEA-RA

Taylor, Patty Blume
San Bernardino Teachers Association
Former NEA Director, local president and CTA state council. Long time school counselor and passionate advocate for critical student support services. Experienced, dedicated voice for Inland Empire educators.

Nirschl, Rosemary
Moreno Valley Educators Association
I am a Special Educator/CTA member of 17 years. I currently serve as the 2nd Vice President for Moreno Valley Educators Association. I am on the Bargaining team and have

Poole, Kathryn (Kathy)
San Bernardino Teachers Association
Eighteen years in the classroom, another eighteen years as a middle school Teacher-Librarian. I will bring a unique and invaluable perspective to the NEA/RA.

Powell, Reginald
Desert Sands Teachers Association
Member of CTA/NEA Resolution Committee.  NEA RA delegate 15 Years/ Teacher Pay/Bargaining Sub Committee

Pruett, Connie
Moreno Valley Educators Association
Experienced educator, leader, State Council Member, RA Delegate. I’ll attend all California Caucuses and business meetings as I take my job seriously. Please vote to send me as your voice!

Mitchell, Gabriela
Desert Sands Teachers Association
I’m passionate about rallying educators and our communities for the well- being of our students. I will network and advocate for inclusive schools for students from marginalized communities.

Molles, Yvonne
San Bernardino County Teachers Association
I’m a strong leader dedicated to representing all members of CTA at the National Level. I would appreciate the opportunity to continue to represent members, thank you for the support.

Matlock, Christine
Yucaipa-Calimesa Educators
I have been the secretary of my union for six years. During that time I have also served on negotiations and I am the membership engagement chair. This will be

Marquez, Christina M
San Bernardino Teachers Association
I am your voice on issues concerning health, our profession, and our needs as educators. I serve on Rep Council, and support policies & elected officials who support us!

Wilson I, Floyddell
Desert Sands Teachers Association
African American
… Continuing to be an active member in DSTA, San Gorgonio SCC; CTA.
Thank you for your VOTE!
Love

Williams, Benjamin
Corona Norco Teachers Association
I am a physics teacher, currently representing CNTA at State Council. I promise to represent the viewpoints of educators faithfully. I am fair and responsive to members.

Hilario, Michelle
Palm Springs Teachers Association
An Asian American teacher, union rep, LGBTQ+ & BLM advocate, fiercely committed to defending our rights and protecting our students. I humbly ask to be re-elected to represent California!

Harper, Rebecca
San Bernardino Teachers Association
I’ve been a long time advocate for educators and will continue to do so. I have also advocated for equality for people of color professionally and in our community.

Hardesty, Craig
Perris Elementary Teachers Association
Craig Hardesty is an African-American educator who has served public schools for the last 23 years. He has served on several CTA and community committees.

Harsch, Ryan
San Bernardino Teachers Association
Veteran special education teacher dedicated to educational opportunities, civic engagement, and workforce development for all students. I support ethnic studies in schools and proper training for all teachers.

Chevlin, Kimberly Binning
Murrieta Educators Association
As President of the Murrieta Educators Association, I am actively involved in Association activities at the state (CTA) and local level. I am a passionate advocate for quality public education.

Campos, Steve
Temecula Valley Educators Association
I WOULD LOVE TO CONTINUE TO REPRESENT YOU AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL. I WILL ADVOCATE FOR YOUR VOICE AND STUDENTS VOICES. I WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT BY EARNING YOUR VOTE.

Dominguez, Jodi
Fontana Teachers Association
I have spent 25 years in Education; always active in my association – currently  Fontana Middle School Director. Eager to help make decisions on a National Level!

Dziubanek, Lydia
Beaumont Teachers Association
I am from Beaumont California. I grew up here from high school here and I’ve been teaching here since 2011. Before that I taught in San Jacinto in San Bernardino.

Flores, Sonia M.
Perris Elementary Teachers Association
I would be honored to represent you at this years NEA Representative Assembly. I am a Kindergarten teacher with 30 years of classroom experience. Thank You!

Kershall, Gladys
Redlands Education Support Professional Association
My desire is to continue increasing my strengths and remain advocating for my local chapter as the current president who has supported all members with the unforeseen pandemic.

Underwood, Alan
Temecula Valley Educators Association
As a prior delegate and a Service Center Steering committee member, I would like to represent CTA at this year’s virtual RA. This year is important as we reevaluate our

Gonzales-Alesi, Trina
Desert Sands Teachers Association
I am the current president of our local chapter in my second term. I enjoy serving the membership in every capacity. Leadership takes strength and commitment. I have both.

Gonzalez, Socorro
Perris Elementary Teachers Association
I currently serve as Secretary for our local association, PETA, and would love to continue to serve at the national level. Thank you for allowing me to do so.

Godinez, Josh
Corona Norco Teachers Association
Advocacy is part of my DNA. Twenty years spent both as a proud HS teacher & now honored to be a school counselor. Latino, first-generation college student, & CTA proud.

Glenn, Nancy                                                                                 San Bernardino Teachers Association
“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” –Malcom Forbes

Abt, Gregory
Beaumont Teachers Association
I would like to thank my colleagues for supporting me in the past, as your RA delegate. I hope you will support me again so I can continue to work

Abt, Susan
Redlands Teachers Association
I am new to my involvement in CTA, but I have been advocating for members in my local for the past years. Thank you for your support for the NEA

Aguirre, Karla
Moreno Valley Educators Association
I respectfully request your vote! I have served on Rep Council and the Bargaining team. I would be honored to serve at the State level for all educators.

Al Ghizawi, Rebecca
Murrieta Educators Association
My greatest concern is the safety of our students and staff. I have been a Special Educator for nineteen years, eleven have been with MVUSD.

Arenas, Loretta
Corona Norco Teachers Association
It has been an honor to advocate on your behalf at the past 11 RA conventions. I look forward to representing ALL members once again. Thanks for your vote!

Stefan, Bonnie
Desert Sands Teachers Association
Classroom teacher and union member 40 years.
Elected to local union service and State Council for more than 30 years of service
Elected Community College Trustee 21 years
NEA-RA rep

Snow, Carolyn
NEA-Jurupa
I would really appreciate your vote. I am a staunch advocate for public education and I would really appreciate the opportunity to attend the upcoming Rep Assembly.

Thank You,
Carolyn

Scott, Vanessa
Hemet Teachers Association
Public education needs strong advocates. I will fight for educational, racial, and social justice for our students and communities. I am committed to achieving these goals alongside my fellow educators.

Schoenfeld, Patricia
Desert Sands Teachers Association
Educator 23 years, NEARA 4 yrs, CTA State Council member 5 years, local Eboard member 5+ years. Committed, responsible, dedicated to working for ALL members. TOGETHER IN UNITY.

Schumaker, Heidi
Murrieta Educators Association
As an Employee of the MVUSD for almost 20 years and 10 plus years as a Site Representative and Bargaining Team member, I hope to further my experience in NEA/CTA

Sattari, Brittany
Murrieta Educators Association
My name is Brittany Sattari from Southern CA. I am eager to continue my union leadership at the local, state and national level.

Sanchez, Jess
Moreno Valley Educators Association
I have been active with CTA and NEA since I was a student. I advocate actively at the local level to support teachers and students. I would love your vote

Salas, Joseph
San Bernardino Teachers Association
I am a special education teacher in the heart of San Bernardino at SBHS. Representing you all in the San Gorgonio Service Area is an honor. Vote for Joe Salas!

Liggins, Troy
Fontana Teachers Association
I’m active in Fontana Teachers Association as Treasurer, San G. Service Center Vice Chair, At-Large State Council Rep. It would be a honor to represent you as a NEA/RA delegate.

LeRoy, Christina
San Bernardino Teachers Association
I’ve been a proud CTA/NEA member and strong advocate for special needs students for 36 years, a Site Representative for Speech Language Pathologists for 15 years and an NEA/RA Delegate

Rice, Monica
Beaumont Teachers Association
I’m eager to listen to the issues and to fully participate in our union as we continue to build quality public education for all. Vote for Monica Guevara Rice.

Reedy, Keith
Palm Springs Teachers Association
Experienced teacher and combat veteran. I will work tirelessly to represent the voice of all teachers. We need to stand strong and stand united.

Vega, Gil
Fontana Teachers Association
With 25 years as an active and experienced Fontana Teachers Association member, I would be honored to represent your issues and concerns regarding our state and national public education initiatives.

Vega, Gabriel
Fontana Teachers Association
I am proud to have represented California in the Atlanta Georgia Convention in 2014. It would be a great pleasure to represent the state again at the 2021 NEA Convention.

Eccles, Wendy
NEA-Jurupa
Currently serving as San G SCC Chair, CTA/ABC Committee Member, NEA-Jurupa President, and am a 10 time delegate. I would be honored to be elected as a delegate. Thank you.

Easton, Denise
Fontana Teachers Association
High school Sped teacher 20 years, High School Rep 5 years, Negotiation team member 3 years. First year NEA REP, I would like to continue to work for our educators.

Ervin, Josie
Fontana Teachers Association
Experienced, trustworthy dependable FTA/CTA/NEA member . I will be honored to represent you ! Thank you for your vote !

Jones, Tommi
Palm Springs Teachers Association
I would be delighted and honored to represent PSUSD as a delegate both locally and at the state level. As an African American educator, I believe I will bring diversity

Johnson, Kirsten
Corona Norco Teachers Association
I would like the opportunity to attend the NEA/RA in order to represent California. I would vote for California issues and concerns. Thank you

Johnson, Karen
Palm Springs Teachers Association
I have served as a local President for two years and would like the opportunity to also serve CTA and NEA as a voice for my local.

Jara, Betsy
Corona Norco Teachers Association
Having spent several years as Site Rep, State Council Delegate, RA Delegate, and local advocate, I would like another opportunity to be your voice and vote’s choice, SLP interested in

Jean, Shirley
San Bernardino Teachers Association
I am currently serving as an Adapted Physical Education Specialist and teach students possessing a variety of disabilities. It is my goal to bring more awareness to students with disabilities

Ziani, Courtney
Perris Secondary Educators
I’m a high school world language teacher, experienced CTA leader, and local activist. Please vote Courtney Ziani to represent our local needs.

Tang, Jeanna
Association of Rowland Educators
Active participation in a decision-making body requires representation of all stakeholders. My intersectionality – woman, Pacific Islander, SpEd teacher, altruistic, and determination to make a difference makes me an ideal NEA RA delegate.

Nash, Alvin
United Teachers of Pasadena
Pasadena Math Teacher; Experience: NEA Delegate since 2004, State Council Delegate since 2003, UTPasadena President 2010-2019; Bargaining Chair, Communications Chair, PAC Treasurer, past Vice‑President, Secretary, Grievance, Membership, Chairs, Site Rep.

Payne, Jacquella
Mountain View Teachers Association
Active at the Local, State and National levels. Current MVTA Secretary, CTA Liaison to CSNO, CSNO State GRC Chair and NEA Resolutions Committee. I would be honored to represent ALL

Martinez, Sergio
Hacienda-La Puente Teachers Association
As the current Board of Director I would be honored in continuing to represent and advocate behalf of all of our members at the National Representative Assembly. Together We Rise

Marquez-Eddy, Arthur
Baldwin Park Education Association
The NEA-RA conference requires knowledgeable individuals who can represent the best interests of our California members. Trust me to work on your behalf at the NEA-RA. Vote for Arthur Marquez-Eddy.

Messner, Heather
Duarte Unified Education Association
I’m a visual arts teacher and local President with a background in organizing. At Council I serve on the Negotiations Committee and Chair of the Badass Teachers’ Caucus. I’d be

Woolery, Deborah
Associated Chino Teachers
Representation is very important, especially at the national level and particularly now when so much is changing. I would be honored to represent CTA at the Representative Assembly.

Whitton, Rosa
Ontario-Montclair Teachers Association
I’m a special education specialist and 4th time delegate. Please vote for me! I would love to represent you.

Walker, Brenda
Associated Chino Teachers
As local president, Service Center One vice chair and educator, and teacher, I know the issues facing educators and will work hard to advocate for students, members and public education.

Wright, Billie Joe
Hacienda-La Puente Teachers Association
At the RA we need people to show up, do the work, and represent all of our membership. I have and I will, I ask for your vote. Roles: SC

Weis, Tyra
Associated Pomona Teachers
Passionate advocate with 27 years of experience. Believe in union power and being stronger together. Ready to represent you and help protect our lives and our profession.Thank you!

Hurley, Dr. Malinda
Ontario-Montclair Teachers Association
As a Hispanic, OMSD, Secondary, Teacher serving 15+ years, NEA-RA 2019, 2020, CTA Equity Team, OMTA Council, CTA Women’s Advocacy, I would be honored to continue serving you at NEA-RA 2021.

Hernandez, Patricia
El Monte Elementary Teachers Association
I am a Xicana middle school math teacher, member of El Monte Elementary Association, mental health advocate, and progressive activist committed to challenging the status quo. Vote for me!

China, Jose
Ontario-Montclair Teachers Association
I’ve been an advocate for my students, their needs and their families. I want to bring this advocacy for all.

Chang, Merek
Hacienda-La Puente Teachers Association
I am a high school science and engineering instructor who seeks to advocate for the students he serves and educators and para-educators of color.

Gaber, Laura
Mountain View Teachers Association
I am a local president and long active member. Having attended 3 previous RAs and last summer’s virtual RA, I would be honored to serve in the 2021 virtual RA.

Garcia, Lorena
Baldwin Park Education Association
Elect Lorena Garcia to represent you in the NEA-RA. I have experience as a State Council Representative. Grant me the opportunity to represent you at the National Level.

Gardner, Jonathan
United Teachers of Pasadena
I am a science teacher, serving as Vice President for the past year and a half. In my last NEA RA, I advocated at the NEA RA for maintaining science safety

George, Chekesha
Associated Chaffey Teachers
An African American female educator of 17 years. I currently serve as the Minority at Large Director of my local. I would like to be elected as a delegate to further my

Alba, Steven
Bonita Unified Teachers Association
I am a father, kindergarten teacher, equity chair, and state council representative. I would appreciate the chance to represent you at the R.A. this year. Thank you.

Steppes, Allison
United Teachers of Pasadena
Chapter President, Service Center One Secretary, State Council Delegate, former chapter Instruction/Professional Development Chair collaborating with teachers & district advocating for resources and training. African American Counselor 27 years ineducatio

Scheid, MaryKay
Ontario-Montclair Teachers Association
Local Past President and Bargaining Chair. Service Center Secretary, Treasurer. State Council Delegate. NEA RA Delegate and NBCT Caucus Chair. I understand the issues. Let me be your voice. Thanks!

Lopez, Cathy
Associated Chino Teachers
Special Ed Educator for 20+ years at elementary & secondary levels. Union roles include At-Large, Site Rep & Organizing Chair. It’s my honor to continue to represent my fellow educators.

Luevand, Ruth
Bonita Unified Teachers Association
As an appointed member of the Internal Editing Committee and NEA Director, I would like to continue representing CTA/Service Ctr. 1 at the Representative Assembly this year.

Ebiner, Frank
Hacienda-La Puente Teachers Association
Strong advocate for teachers and students.
35-year CTA/NEA member.
School site representative 12 years.
High School Anatomy/Physiology teacher, mentor.
I would be honored to represent you.

Egan, John
Ontario-Montclair Teachers Association
I am President of Ontario-Montclair Teachers Association, and an educator with 30 years of experience in a variety of positions. Being a delegate better informs me of how to best

Espinosa, MaryEsther
El Monte Elementary Teachers Association
I am always looking for ways to better serve my local, and all members of California. Being involved during this time has never been more important for all of us.

Bergamini-Guerrero, Roberto
Teachers Association of Paramount
I have been an active CTA/NEA member for over 30 years and for the past 2 years I have been an NEA/CTA Delegate representing my organization TAP (teachers assoc. of

Tran, Annemarie
Teachers Association of Paramount
I have served as an educator for 20 years, local and state NEA Delegate, Vice President of my local, Elections Chair for SESCC and site rep . It would be

Nguyen, Thithien
Lynwood Teachers Association
My name is Thithien Nguyen and I am a 1st generation Vietnamese-American born and raised in Southern California. I have been teaching for 7 years as a Special Education Teacher.

McCoy, Michelle
Compton Education Association
This will be my fourth RA if elected to attend. I would be proud to represent Southeastern SCC and Compton Education Association. Please Vote for Michelle McCoy, 2021 RA Delegate.

Williams-Armstrong, Renita
Montebello Teachers Association
African-American special educator for 27 years. Current At-Large, SESCC and Community School representative, MTA. Dedicated to representing members. With your vote, I’ll continue to serve in your honor.

Curlin, La Tonya
Compton Education Association
African-American Educator. As a 19-yr veteran, I have served as a member on CTA State Council for three years as well as been a NEA delegate for two years.

Cruz, Lu P.
Montebello Teachers Association
I value diversity and tranparency. I will work to support all teachers, active and retired. I am a teacher who believes that public schools prepare students to become leaders in

Doyle, Troy
Los Angeles County Education Association
Twenty years experience as a teacher and eleven years of experience as a union leader in various capacities including serving as President of our county office chapter. Willing to serve.

Fullam, Carol
Bellflower Teachers Association
I’ve been teaching at a title I school in Bellflower for 23 years. Four years ago I became interested in learning more about CTA/NEA. I’ve since become very active!

Flores, Sergio
Whittier Elementary Teachers Association
I am a pro-public schools and teachers advocate. I oppose privatization and neoliberal reforms. I propose to profess and practice union values: solidarity, justice, fairness, and the common good.

Gallegos, Daniel
Lynwood Teachers Association
I’m an experienced/knowledgeable advocate for teachers concerning educational/legal issues. I’ve served members at the local and state level. I welcome the opportunity to represent you at the RA.

Granado, Margie
Montebello Teachers Association
I am a member of the Montebello Teachers Association and on the CTA Board of Directors. It would be a privilege to be your voice on the National level.

Avalos, Maria del Pilar
Lynwood Teachers Association
I humbly request your vote for the RA. I am dedicated to improving lives of union members through inclusiveness and advocating for their needs. I would be honored to represent

Acosta-Martin, Alana
Alhambra Teachers Association
It would be my privilege to represent you at the RA.
Service: Southeastern Treasurer 3 years, Alhambra TA VP 5 years, State Council 9 years
Thank you for your vote.

Adkins-Arndt, Linda
Alhambra Teachers Association
Teacher Advocate, Association President, Southeastern Service Center Secretary, Elementary Teacher 37 years, CTA State Council 10th year, 20 years experience as NEA RA local representative.

Scorcia, Tammy
Alhambra Teachers Association
I have 23 years of service, with 5 of those as President of the Alhambra Teachers Association, served one term on state council, multiple committees both locally and for CTA

Sanchez, Jose
Alhambra Teachers Association
I am a fifteeen year veteran history teacher from Alhambra, a union advocate, community leader and parent and I would like the opportunity to continue to serve teachers and make

Rios, Orlando
Alhambra Teachers Association
Have been a member of CTA/NEA for the duration of my tenure (10 years) while serving as the union representative for four years at my current site.

Richards, Lorraine
Montebello Teachers Association
I respectfully ask for your vote to continue to represent fellow educators at NEA-RA. As a delegate I will preserve public education to it fullest. I am hispanic.

Roberson Carson, Leah
Compton Education Association
To serve as a state delegate is in alignment with my beliefs regarding the importance of education policy reform and safety. I have provided 20+ years of service and I

At-Large Representatives and Alternates to State Council

Biographical Sketches in 2020-2021 CTA Alphabetical Order

Don Stauffer

Leader in chapter and CTA. Participant in CTA Strategic Plan. Advocate for increased visibility and role for CTA-Retired. We must continue to fight for repeal of GPO/WEP!

Celia Lamantia

As a fellow retired educator and active member of Northbay Retired, I would be proud to represent you as your State Council Representative. I will be your voice and

Anna J Poggi

Active in CTA/NEA Retired for ten years. Elected State Council Alternate for six years. Helped start CTA/NEA R Sierra chapter. We must all work together to protect public education.

Ken Johnson

Manteca Educators President, 12 years, Delta Chair, State Council, 9 years. Ready to advocate for you! Please visit my Ken4CTARetired Facebook page.

Adeline Blasingame

I’m Adeline Blasingame, long time member and chapter president. I have attended State Council for many years. I would like your vote for me to serve as your representative.

Bonnie Shatun

State Council Experience (35 years). Tireless advocate for strong public schools, protecting CalSTRS, Medicare and removing Social Security Penalties. “Advocate” Editor. Trains retirees for involvement. Experience: CTA Board, Local President.

Leslie Brittle

As a first year retiree, I’d like to be involved on behalf of District 4 Retirees at State Councils’ quarterly meetings, to advocate for retired teachers.

Virginia Torres

Re-elect me as State Council Rep, District 4. I’ll advocate for our issues: protecting CalSTRS and Medicare, and removing Social Security penalties while promoting our unity and collective strength.

Wendy Holmes

Vote for dignity and integrity. I am an advocate for Education and civil rights. I will represent you with honor and Respect.

Kaisar Ahmed

Educator for decades; local leader; NEA-RA delegate many years; Involved in local/federal elections. First Alternate to State Council Rep. Protect Social Security, Medicare; Repeal WEP/GPO; Reliable, engaged. Bangladesh/American

Reginald B. Phillips

After 35 years as an active CTA member, I am ready to continue my service as a CTA/NEA retired At-large director. Thank you

Mary Rose Ortega

Incumbent working to increase membership and minority participation in CTA/NEA-R. Working for our issues, i.e., CalSTRS defined benefits, healthcare and Medicare. Experience: UTLA-R, CTA/NEA-R, CTA NEA Boards.

Pam Baugher

Steadfast advocate for public education, retired + actives issues. 40 year teaching, union and 12 year retired leadership. Proud to represent you to NEA. Thanks + stay healthy.

Adeline Blasingame

I’m Adeline Blasingame, local president fighting for our rights as retired individuals. I’m a long time member who would like your vote to represent you at the R.A.

Leslie Brittle

Elected rep. to the R.A. last 3 years. CTA State Council Alternate and SYEA PAC Committee Member. Helped with local school board elections and NEA District 9 Director.

Gloria Brown Brooks

I believe that a quality education is a constitutional right. We must work as hard as possible to achieve equity, access and prepare students for the future.

Rosalinda Vargas

I have always been proud to be a Hispanic. Send me to the RA as one of the voices that needs to be heard. Let’s work side by side.

Virginia Torres

Experience: NEA delegate (20 years), CTA State Council, TALB President. I’ll work to protect CalSTRS, strengthen Medicare, remove Social Security penalties. I’ll advocate for all CTA/NEA Retired issues.

Deborah Imerson

  • Passionately committed to public education
  • President local CTA/NEA-Retired chapter
  • Liaison to our service center council
  • Accessible: email concerns to dimerson@pacbell.net
  • Advocating for Retirees, Protecting our Benefits and Financial

Anna J. Poggi

Forty year veteran classroom teacher. Always active in CTA/NEA on all levels. We must protect pensions, Medicare, and make sure schools are safe and healthy for all.

Pamela Price

Youth advocate as a school district employee 14 yrs and school Counselor 5 yrs. I believe all individuals deserve a fair and equal education with no societal and political barriers.

Gary Orme

Life long CTA member, 15 years union rep. I will attend all virtual meetings. Have attended over 10 NEA conventions. I would consider it an honor to represent retired teaches.

Sharon Orme

It is important to have a delegate that will virtually attend the meetings of the NEA to receive the information and cast the votes. I am that retired individual. Thanks.

Mary Rose Ortega

Longtime advocate working to repeal Social Security (WEB/GPO) offsets, protect CALSTRS defined benefits, healthcare and Medicare benefits. Experience: NEA/RA delegate, UTLA-R Board, CTA/NEA-R Board, CTA Board and NEA Board.

Gayle Malone

Experience matters. State Council delegate for 11 years. RA delegate for 20 years. I served Alpine TA for 35 years, 16 as President. State Who Award recipient. Love Union work!

Valerie Muchowski

An experienced leader, I am committed to protecting your secure retirement. A strong advocate for repeal of WEP and GPO Social Security Offset. Will work in coalition with others.

Lois Hale

Former President, NEA Director…Strong voice for our concerns: Maintaining CALSTRS solvency, Defined Benefits, Quality Affordable Health Care, Repealing Social Security offsets, Only working together can we achieve our goals.

Dr Ray A Hill

BS/MS/PhD – Biology; 40+ Years classroom/administrative/ research experience. Proud sponsor of numerous student competitive awards. Strong advocate “Black Educators Matter”.

Wendy Holmes

Vote for dignity and integrity. I am an advocate for Education and Civil rights. I will Represent you with honor and respect.

Michael Hughes

GRADUATED 69 BS BIOLOGY. TAUGHT SPECIAL ED FOR 27 YEARS. THE LAST 14 YEARS IN A SELPA PROGRAM FOR SERIOULY EMOTIONALY DISTURED STUDENTS

Virginia Cheney

Retired educator still committed to student achievement through distance learning. Served as Elementary Segment Director of CEA during my tenure. Quality education for all!

Tony Diaz

Experience: NEA Delegate (26 years), CTA/NEA Retired Delegate (5 Years), TALB President. I’ll continue to protect CalSTRS, strengthen Medicare, remove Social Security penalties, and promote CTA/NEA Retired Issues.

Dana Dillon

I’ve been a RA delegate since 1996 – active and retired. I ask for your vote, so I can continue to serve CTA retirees. Let my knowledge work for us all.

Antonio (Tony) Duarte

I would like to represent Retired Teachers at this years NEA-RA. It is important to protect our rights as well as our pensions, Medicare, health insurance and Social Security. I

Ed Foglia

Thank you for your many years of support! I’ll advocate for issues that enhances our quality of life:

  • Affordable universal healthcare/prescriptions,
  • Repeal GPO/WEP,
  • Support a healthy/safe environment.

Grace Funn

Retired teacher and retired liaison for my local service center area. Will work for our retired members on issues with social security. Vote Grace Ann Funn R.A. Thank You!

Dr. Sandy Keaton

I’ll continue my strong advocacy for retiree’s financial security by fighting to repeal the social security penalties, protecting CalSTRS defined benefits and perserving medicare. Please allow me to serve you.

Gerri Gandolfo

Nina Simone sang, ‘It’s a new dawn, a new day.’ We have a new dawn, and we must use this time to secure funding to ensure our schools are safe.

Orval Garrison

35 years Association leadership. CTA/NEA-Retired Liaison, Membership Coordinator, Vice President, President.Committed to union defense of Medicare, Social Security, pensions, affordable RX, pre-existing condition coverage. Unwavering push for GPO/WEP repeal.

Ellen Gervase

As a vocal advocate for all educators and a former Special Ed teacher, I will serve as your voice with vigorous support for our profession. I humbly request your vote.

John Graham

REELECT AN EFFECTIVE ADVOCATE FOR:

SAFE SCHOOLS!

PRESERVING & ENHANCING DEFINED BENEFITS!

ENDING SOCIAL SECURITY PENALTIES!

RACIAL & SEXUAL JUSTICE!

ENDING IMMIGRATION CRISIS!

INCREASED EDUCATIONAL FUNDING!

VOTE JOHN GRAHAM!

Kaisar Ahmed

Educator for decades; Local leader; NEA-RA delegate for many years; Involved in local/federal elections; Will protect Social Security, Medicare; Repeal WEP/GPO offsets; Support immigration; Competent reliable, inclusive, collaborative.

Angela Alvino

In Denver or Virtually It would be a privilege and an honor to service you as a Rep at the RA I am active in the local San Gorgonio retired teachers

Bonnie Shatun

Experienced NEA Delegate (35 years). Tireless advocate for protecting CalSTRS, Medicare and removing Social Security penalties. “Advocate” Editor and State Council. Trains retirees for involvement. Experience: CTA Board, Local President.

Debra Sheehan

Experience: current CTA/NEA-Retired Secretary/Treasurer, 17 year RA delegate representing all educators and students, current CTA Women’s Caucus Secretary, current Central Coast Counties Vice President Goals: social justice and

Don Stauffer

Leader in chapter and CTA. Participant in CTA Strategic Plan. Advocate for increased visibility and role for CTA-Retired. We must continue to fight for repeal of GPO/WEP!

Diatra Stearn

As an African American, I want to help CA achieve its diversity goal. We need to continue to protect our teachers as essential workers and make our schools safe for everyone.

Marc Sternberger

Please let me continue to represent us at NEA. Advocating for Retirees, Protecting our Benefits and Financial Security, Fighting for Repeal of Social Security Offsets and Strengthening our Association.

Alen Ritchie

I previously served on the CTA/NEA-retired Executive Board for thirteen years, four as your president. I’m currently on the NEA-Retired Executive Council. Please let me continue serving you.

Nancy Roberts

I’m a very active advocate for educators and our students. It would be an honor to once again be a representative to the RA.

Maria Rodriguez-Gonzalez

I’d like the privilege of representing my colleagus at the R.A. I’ve attended and enjoyed doing CTA/NEA business, it’d be an honor to do the work for our members.

Emily Joy Ettinger

  • Steering Committe/House of Representatives UTLA-R
  • life member UTLA/CTA/NEA-R
  • 30 plus NEA RA veteran/delegate/volunteer
  • Former State Council member
  • advocate for Retired Teachers-all areas

Anne Johnson-Curtis

Organizer and first President/High Desert CTA/NEA-R chapter. Zoom/communications trainer. President at five Statewide Conferences and for chapters (10+). Membership Workgoup, CTA/NEA campaign recruiter and tireless phonebanker.

Joshua Augustus           
Victor Valley Teachers Association
Candidate for At-Large State Council Representative

My goal is to create equity in public education through culturally responsive leadership, innovation, and mentorship.

Andrew Ramirez   
Palmdale Elementary Teachers Assn.
Candidate for At-Large State Council Representative

Proud to currently be serving as the High Desert Service Center Council Minority At-Large.  Highly motivated and always ready to advocate for our members.  Currently putting together our REAC.  I appreciate

Debbie Chiong                                                                                                 
Ocean View Teachers Association
Candidate for At-Large State Council Representative

North Orange County Think Tank Member Instructional Leadership Corps Member Cultivating Teacher Leaders-Aspiring Educator Coordinator Early Career Educator Mentor Racial Equity Affairs Director for Ocean View Teachers Association

Manisha Fish                                                                                        
Capistrano Unified Education Association
Candidate for At-Large State Council Representative

I would love to continue to represent you as the  OCSC at Large. Graduate of the EMEID program. Currently am the CUEA secretary, and on bargaining team. I have attended

Sahara Green                                                                                                    
Santa Ana Educators Association
Candidate for At-Large State Council Representative

Hispanic Conservative Immigrant ready to boldly represent you. -Advocate for Social Security WEP  & GPO rule reform removing current SS Hero’s Penalty – Maximum dollars towards classroom supplies & teacher

Ever Flores-Deras                                                                                               
Healdsburg Area Teachers Assn.
Candidate for At-Large State Council Representative

I have served my local association as a site rep, negotiator, vice president, and ultimately as its president. As a Latino educator, I hope I have the opportunity to represent

Josephine Brinkman   
Oceanside Teachers Association
Candidate for At-Large State Council Representative

It would be an honor to resume my position as CTA State Council Member at Large as a representative of all of the teachers in Oceanside Teachers Association.  I will

Penny McNeil    
San Diego County Association of Educators
Candidate for At-Large State Council Representative

As the incumbent and an African American, my goal is to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and space for ALL. Committed to serving our underrepresented members, developing future leaders and making CTA inclusive.

Cindy Lopez                                                                                                      
San Diego Education Association
Candidate for At-Large State Council Representative

I have been teaching for six years as a Dual Language teacher. We need leadership that has a sense of urgency when it comes to our rights.  I am running

Gretel Rodriguez     
Sweetwater Education Association
Candidate for At-Large State Council Representative

Proud ChicanX Mama Bear and a 19 year veteran teacher for English Learners and SPED students.  Advocate of Ethnic Studies, founder of CTA Raices Caucus BIPOC LGBTQ+ for statewide organizers and

Jackie Cope Ed.D.
Hemet Teachers Association
Candidate for At-Large State Council Alternate

Native American: Washoe Tribe. I care about equity and inclusion for our diverse students and educators. I will work to make education accessible for all.

Dana Delaney                                                                                               
Corona Norco Teachers Association
Candidate for At-Large State Council Alternate

Special education teacher; Advocate for minority students; over 30 years experience in education. Equity minded. Please vote for me to help represent our students.

Verdlee Stevenson                                                                                           
Desert Area Teachers Association
Candidate for At-Large State Council Alternate

I have served as Ethnic Minority Representative, Human Right Chair, and on my local Executive Board.  I am a State Council Alternate also for my local.  I would like to make that

Mary Ellen Abilez-Grande                                                                                 
San Bernardino Teachers Association
Candidate for At-Large State Council Alternate

I believe I made it through a near death experience with Covid pneumonia, by promising , if I lived, to step up to do more to inspire my fellow teachers

Jayson Chang                                                                                                       
East Side Teachers Association
Candidate for At-Large State Council Representative

Seeking reelection to continue serving as your firm & committed advocate & our students, now & always.  HS Social Science Teacher; CTA Human Rights Awardee; Racial Equity Affairs Committee Member

Billy Soksoda                                                                                                        
Gateway Teachers Association
Candidate for At-Large State Council Alternate                                                                                                    

Asian American resource teacher, BA in Psychology, Masters in Special Education and PhD candidate in Curriculum and Instruction.  I was a paraprofessional for 8 years prior to becoming a teacher.

Kelly Villalobos                                                                                                       
Turlock Teachers Association
Candidate for At-Large State Council Representative

We have much work to do locally with regard to racial and social justice. Please let me continue to represent Stanislaus CTA members as your At-Large representative.

Raul Gonzalez                                                                                              
Visalia Unified Teachers Association
Candidate for At-Large State Council Alternate

As a former Minority At Large for Tulare Kings for 11 years prior, I have the experience and the knowledge to represent all of the members in this region. I would

CTA/NEA Retired

The statements of the candidates are exactly written as given; within the 30 word limitation in accordance to election guidelines. Candidates are listed in alphabetic order by last name set by the 2020 - 2021 CTA Elections Manual: B Y V T I N P O M W H C D F K U G A S L R E J Q X Z

Don Stauffer

Leader in chapter and CTA. Participant in CTA Strategic Plan. Advocate for increased visibility and role for CTA-Retired. We must continue to fight for repeal of GPO/WEP!

Celia Lamantia

As a fellow retired educator and active member of Northbay Retired, I would be proud to represent you as your State Council Representative. I will be your voice and

Anna J Poggi

Active in CTA/NEA Retired for ten years. Elected State Council Alternate for six years. Helped start CTA/NEA R Sierra chapter. We must all work together to protect public education.

Ken Johnson

Manteca Educators President, 12 years, Delta Chair, State Council, 9 years. Ready to advocate for you! Please visit my Ken4CTARetired Facebook page.

Adeline Blasingame

I’m Adeline Blasingame, long time member and chapter president. I have attended State Council for many years. I would like your vote for me to serve as your representative.

Bonnie Shatun

State Council Experience (35 years). Tireless advocate for strong public schools, protecting CalSTRS, Medicare and removing Social Security Penalties. “Advocate” Editor. Trains retirees for involvement. Experience: CTA Board, Local President.

Leslie Brittle

As a first year retiree, I’d like to be involved on behalf of District 4 Retirees at State Councils’ quarterly meetings, to advocate for retired teachers.

Virginia Torres

Re-elect me as State Council Rep, District 4. I’ll advocate for our issues: protecting CalSTRS and Medicare, and removing Social Security penalties while promoting our unity and collective strength.

Wendy Holmes

Vote for dignity and integrity. I am an advocate for Education and civil rights. I will represent you with honor and Respect.

Kaisar Ahmed

Educator for decades; local leader; NEA-RA delegate many years; Involved in local/federal elections. First Alternate to State Council Rep. Protect Social Security, Medicare; Repeal WEP/GPO; Reliable, engaged. Bangladesh/American

Reginald B. Phillips

After 35 years as an active CTA member, I am ready to continue my service as a CTA/NEA retired At-large director. Thank you

Mary Rose Ortega

Incumbent working to increase membership and minority participation in CTA/NEA-R. Working for our issues, i.e., CalSTRS defined benefits, healthcare and Medicare. Experience: UTLA-R, CTA/NEA-R, CTA NEA Boards.

Pam Baugher

Steadfast advocate for public education, retired + actives issues. 40 year teaching, union and 12 year retired leadership. Proud to represent you to NEA. Thanks + stay healthy.

Adeline Blasingame

I’m Adeline Blasingame, local president fighting for our rights as retired individuals. I’m a long time member who would like your vote to represent you at the R.A.

Leslie Brittle

Elected rep. to the R.A. last 3 years. CTA State Council Alternate and SYEA PAC Committee Member. Helped with local school board elections and NEA District 9 Director.

Gloria Brown Brooks

I believe that a quality education is a constitutional right. We must work as hard as possible to achieve equity, access and prepare students for the future.

Rosalinda Vargas

I have always been proud to be a Hispanic. Send me to the RA as one of the voices that needs to be heard. Let’s work side by side.

Virginia Torres

Experience: NEA delegate (20 years), CTA State Council, TALB President. I’ll work to protect CalSTRS, strengthen Medicare, remove Social Security penalties. I’ll advocate for all CTA/NEA Retired issues.

Deborah Imerson

  • Passionately committed to public education
  • President local CTA/NEA-Retired chapter
  • Liaison to our service center council
  • Accessible: email concerns to dimerson@pacbell.net
  • Advocating for Retirees, Protecting our Benefits and Financial

Anna J. Poggi

Forty year veteran classroom teacher. Always active in CTA/NEA on all levels. We must protect pensions, Medicare, and make sure schools are safe and healthy for all.

Pamela Price

Youth advocate as a school district employee 14 yrs and school Counselor 5 yrs. I believe all individuals deserve a fair and equal education with no societal and political barriers.

Gary Orme

Life long CTA member, 15 years union rep. I will attend all virtual meetings. Have attended over 10 NEA conventions. I would consider it an honor to represent retired teaches.

Sharon Orme

It is important to have a delegate that will virtually attend the meetings of the NEA to receive the information and cast the votes. I am that retired individual. Thanks.

Mary Rose Ortega

Longtime advocate working to repeal Social Security (WEB/GPO) offsets, protect CALSTRS defined benefits, healthcare and Medicare benefits. Experience: NEA/RA delegate, UTLA-R Board, CTA/NEA-R Board, CTA Board and NEA Board.

Gayle Malone

Experience matters. State Council delegate for 11 years. RA delegate for 20 years. I served Alpine TA for 35 years, 16 as President. State Who Award recipient. Love Union work!

Valerie Muchowski

An experienced leader, I am committed to protecting your secure retirement. A strong advocate for repeal of WEP and GPO Social Security Offset. Will work in coalition with others.

Lois Hale

Former President, NEA Director…Strong voice for our concerns: Maintaining CALSTRS solvency, Defined Benefits, Quality Affordable Health Care, Repealing Social Security offsets, Only working together can we achieve our goals.

Dr Ray A Hill

BS/MS/PhD – Biology; 40+ Years classroom/administrative/ research experience. Proud sponsor of numerous student competitive awards. Strong advocate “Black Educators Matter”.

Wendy Holmes

Vote for dignity and integrity. I am an advocate for Education and Civil rights. I will Represent you with honor and respect.

Michael Hughes

GRADUATED 69 BS BIOLOGY. TAUGHT SPECIAL ED FOR 27 YEARS. THE LAST 14 YEARS IN A SELPA PROGRAM FOR SERIOULY EMOTIONALY DISTURED STUDENTS

Virginia Cheney

Retired educator still committed to student achievement through distance learning. Served as Elementary Segment Director of CEA during my tenure. Quality education for all!

Tony Diaz

Experience: NEA Delegate (26 years), CTA/NEA Retired Delegate (5 Years), TALB President. I’ll continue to protect CalSTRS, strengthen Medicare, remove Social Security penalties, and promote CTA/NEA Retired Issues.

Dana Dillon

I’ve been a RA delegate since 1996 – active and retired. I ask for your vote, so I can continue to serve CTA retirees. Let my knowledge work for us all.

Antonio (Tony) Duarte

I would like to represent Retired Teachers at this years NEA-RA. It is important to protect our rights as well as our pensions, Medicare, health insurance and Social Security. I

Ed Foglia

Thank you for your many years of support! I’ll advocate for issues that enhances our quality of life:

  • Affordable universal healthcare/prescriptions,
  • Repeal GPO/WEP,
  • Support a healthy/safe environment.

Grace Funn

Retired teacher and retired liaison for my local service center area. Will work for our retired members on issues with social security. Vote Grace Ann Funn R.A. Thank You!

Dr. Sandy Keaton

I’ll continue my strong advocacy for retiree’s financial security by fighting to repeal the social security penalties, protecting CalSTRS defined benefits and perserving medicare. Please allow me to serve you.

Gerri Gandolfo

Nina Simone sang, ‘It’s a new dawn, a new day.’ We have a new dawn, and we must use this time to secure funding to ensure our schools are safe.

Orval Garrison

35 years Association leadership. CTA/NEA-Retired Liaison, Membership Coordinator, Vice President, President.Committed to union defense of Medicare, Social Security, pensions, affordable RX, pre-existing condition coverage. Unwavering push for GPO/WEP repeal.

Ellen Gervase

As a vocal advocate for all educators and a former Special Ed teacher, I will serve as your voice with vigorous support for our profession. I humbly request your vote.

John Graham

REELECT AN EFFECTIVE ADVOCATE FOR:

SAFE SCHOOLS!

PRESERVING & ENHANCING DEFINED BENEFITS!

ENDING SOCIAL SECURITY PENALTIES!

RACIAL & SEXUAL JUSTICE!

ENDING IMMIGRATION CRISIS!

INCREASED EDUCATIONAL FUNDING!

VOTE JOHN GRAHAM!

Kaisar Ahmed

Educator for decades; Local leader; NEA-RA delegate for many years; Involved in local/federal elections; Will protect Social Security, Medicare; Repeal WEP/GPO offsets; Support immigration; Competent reliable, inclusive, collaborative.

Angela Alvino

In Denver or Virtually It would be a privilege and an honor to service you as a Rep at the RA I am active in the local San Gorgonio retired teachers

Bonnie Shatun

Experienced NEA Delegate (35 years). Tireless advocate for protecting CalSTRS, Medicare and removing Social Security penalties. “Advocate” Editor and State Council. Trains retirees for involvement. Experience: CTA Board, Local President.

Debra Sheehan

Experience: current CTA/NEA-Retired Secretary/Treasurer, 17 year RA delegate representing all educators and students, current CTA Women’s Caucus Secretary, current Central Coast Counties Vice President Goals: social justice and

Don Stauffer

Leader in chapter and CTA. Participant in CTA Strategic Plan. Advocate for increased visibility and role for CTA-Retired. We must continue to fight for repeal of GPO/WEP!

Diatra Stearn

As an African American, I want to help CA achieve its diversity goal. We need to continue to protect our teachers as essential workers and make our schools safe for everyone.

Marc Sternberger

Please let me continue to represent us at NEA. Advocating for Retirees, Protecting our Benefits and Financial Security, Fighting for Repeal of Social Security Offsets and Strengthening our Association.

Alen Ritchie

I previously served on the CTA/NEA-retired Executive Board for thirteen years, four as your president. I’m currently on the NEA-Retired Executive Council. Please let me continue serving you.

Nancy Roberts

I’m a very active advocate for educators and our students. It would be an honor to once again be a representative to the RA.

Maria Rodriguez-Gonzalez

I’d like the privilege of representing my colleagus at the R.A. I’ve attended and enjoyed doing CTA/NEA business, it’d be an honor to do the work for our members.

Emily Joy Ettinger

  • Steering Committe/House of Representatives UTLA-R
  • life member UTLA/CTA/NEA-R
  • 30 plus NEA RA veteran/delegate/volunteer
  • Former State Council member
  • advocate for Retired Teachers-all areas

Anne Johnson-Curtis

Organizer and first President/High Desert CTA/NEA-R chapter. Zoom/communications trainer. President at five Statewide Conferences and for chapters (10+). Membership Workgoup, CTA/NEA campaign recruiter and tireless phonebanker.