SCTA LOCAL NEA/RA CANDIDATE STATEMENTS
ONLINE VOTING: FEBRUARY 25TH — MARCH 1ST – 5:00 PM
Chuck Denonn – Substitute
Statement: Since joining the SCTA family two years ago, I have worked closely with the chair of the Human and Civil Rights Committee to promote equity in education and with the political action team to make more than 2000 phone calls on behalf of SCTA endorsed candidates.
Nichole DeVore – C.B. Wire
Statement: Not only do I enjoy being a SCTA representative, but I dutifully attend, debate, and vote at all RA meetings. As co-chair of the NEA GLBT Caucus, RA gives me opportunities to continue working with members from across the country on issues that effect GLBT members, students, and families.
Maria Angelica Lopez de Howard – J.F. Kennedy
Statement: I would like to represent you because I feel passionate about education. It was instilled in me first by my parents, then by my teachers. I now feel very strong in helping my students achieve in their own merit, and want my colleagues and I to be treated fairly and professionally.
Robert Lynch – C.B. Wire/SCTA
Statement: It’s been my privilege to represent you at past RA’s. As your SCTA Treasurer it is important for me to hear about how our dues are spent at the national level. I will be there to hear the debates and vote for your best interest. Vote Robert Lynch for RA delegate.
Stacey Willett – Luther Burbank
Statement: Advocacy is my passion. Long time site rep/committee work has allowed local service; RA is opportunity for national representation. With your vote, I will be your voice, your advocate.
Eileen Boyd – Hubert Bancroft
Statement: Teacher 37 years (30 in SCUSD), SCTA Rep Council, SCTA Board of Directors, SCTA Public Relations Committee, CTA State Council, CTA Professional Rights and Responsibilities Committee, NEA National Representative Assembly (5 times). Present Assignment: Teacher, 2nd Grade, at Bancroft Elementary. Please vote for me!
Jack King – Rosemont
Statement: My name is Jack King. I have been the Special Education Director for your SCTA Union Board for more than two years. Would you please consider me to be your NEA representative at this year’s Assembly. My goal is to find out as much information as I can to help our groups. Thank you.
Owen Jackman – Leonardo da’Vinci
Statement: My name is Owen Jackman. I would be honored to represent SCTA at the National Convention inAtlanta,Georgia. I have been active in SCTA for over 10 years. I have held numerous positions in the association. I have been PIC chair numerous times, Special Ed director and Site Rep. I have actively participated in every school board election since 2004. Please consider me for one of the RA delegate positions.
Lesa Hertel - Woodbine
Statement: As an active CTA member for over 28 years, I would love to represent your concerns at the NEA Representative Assembly inAtlanta,GA.Currently I am on the SCTA Bargaining Team and would welcome the opportunity to attend and learn so I can better represent you.
Sandy Olson – Substitute
Statement: My name is Sandy Olson, and I would be honored to once again represent SCTA at the NEA Representative Assembly. I promise to make informed decisions on the issues ,and to advocate for our best interests. I hope you will once again entrust me with this responsibility.
Ed Amundson – C.K. McClatchy
Statement: 27 time RA delegate; experienced, successful floor lobbyist. I have worked hard to representCalifornia’s interests. Your continue support will guarantee your concerns are heard.
Laura Shirley – Rosa Parks
Statement: As a current member of the Bargaining Team and an active SCTA teacher, I am eager to attend the NEA Rep Assembly this year. I hope that this opportunity will hence my skills and knowledge. Thank you very much for your vote.
Cheryl Sims – Nicholas
Statement: As your SCTA Secretary, I would be humbled and honored (as I was in 2012) to have your vote to attend the 2013 NEA Representative Assembly inAtlanta,Georgia. We will analyze and vote on NEA policy that will impact our teaching profession. May I have your vote?
Cindee Stewart - Woodbine/Sutterville
Statement: As your Elementary Director I continue to learn and grow in union affairs. It would be my honor to continue to represent you as your local delegate at the NEA Convention. I would appreciate your vote. Thank you.
Sandra Natale – Special Education Department
Statement: My name is Sandra Natale. This is my thirteenth year as a SCUSD School Psychologist. I have served as an SCTA Rep for three years and I have sat on the SCTA Board of Directors for one year. I would be honored to represent SCTA this year in Atlanta,Georgia.
Ramon Navarrete – Edward Kemble
Statement: I have been actively involved with our union in the scope of: Scholarship, Political Involvement, By Laws and Constitution Committees. I have a passion for the political and policy side of the labor movement and would like to represent you in making positive changes in those areas.
David Fisher – C.B. Wire
Statement: I have had the opportunity to represent my site for 17 years and have attended three RA’s previously. I look forward to helping shape NEA policy and representing SCTA members once again.
Candidates are listed in the order of the CTA Alphabet for 2012-13
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