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Volume XXXII Issue 2 February 25, 2013

CTA Elections Edition April 3, 4, and 5, 2013


Our spring 2013 union elections will take place Wednesday through Friday, April 3-5, 2013. Positions open on the ballot for your voting consideration are: CTA BOARD AREA DIRECTOR 7 (3 year term) & 14 (term completion), NEA STATE AND NEA LOCAL DELEGATES/SUCCESSORS (one year term).

COMING EVENTS
MARCH
5 6 11 12 13 14 15 21 Communication/PR Com 4:45 E R & D Workshop 4:45-7:30 CTA Board 5:00 Government Relations 4:45 Election Com 4:457 New Teacher Com 4:45 ESE Com 4:45 HCR Com 4:45

PALM BEACH COUNTY CLASSROOM TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

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If you do not receive your username and password on your district email by Wednesday, April 3rd, please call CTA for assistance. You may vote as soon as you receive your voting credentials. Technical assistance will be available at CTA during voting days from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call CTA at 561-683-4623 or 1-888-561-6833.

APRIL
3-5 4 8 9 10 11 18 CTA ELECTIONS New Teacher 4:45 CTA Board 5:00 Government Relations (GR) 4:45 Elections Com 4:45 ESE Workshop 4:30-6:30 HCR Com 4:45

ALL MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO VOTE!

CTA Board of Director Area 14 (Vote for One) Area 14 Schools are: Addison Mizner El., Boca Raton El., Boca Raton H.S., Boca Raton M.S., Calusa El., Del Prado El., Don Estridge High Tech Middle, J.C.Mitchell El., Morikami El., Verde El.
Suzi Grbinich
Boca Raton Community High School

Lead Faculty Representative BRCHS 6 years. Stopped conversion to charter school 3 consecutive years. Organized high school voter registration. Currently serving on PR/Communication and GR Committees. Lobbyist in Tallahassee. Delegate to AFL-CIO/CLC. Delegate to NEA-RA and FEA-DA. Having done all this, let me represent you as CTA Area 14 Director! Edith Williams-Pride
Boca Raton Elementary

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Edith Williams-Pride has been the lead CTA Representative at Boca Raton Elementary for the past 6 years. She currently serves as a member of the Negotiation Committee (where she assisted successfully in obtaining a 3.2% pay raise), Election Committee, and NEA delegate. She advocates passionately at school board meetings.

CTA ELECTIONS 2013


CTA Board of Director Area 7 (Vote for One)
Area 7 Schools are Berkshire El, C.O.Taylor Kirklane El, Conniston M.S., D.A.C., Forest Hill H.S., L.C.Swain M.S., Meadow Park El, Palm Springs M.S., Palmetto El, South Olive El.
Debra A. Mobley LC Swain Middle School Bill Rizzo Tradewinds Middle School I am a CTA member, building representative, 4 year standing member of NEAs SOGI Committee, and will serve you proudly as NEA delegate for 2013! Laura Tomasello Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts

RE-ELECT LAURA TOMASELLO for LOCAL Delegate! Greetings!! Please allow me to represent you and your concerns as Area 7 BOD. As a proven leader, I have Guidance Counselor; CTA Member 20 years; CTA Representaserved professionally and responsibly as: Faculty Rep, Lead Rep, tive 9 years; EBC Chairperson 3 years. Our BEST interest at EBC Chairperson, NEA and FEA Delegate, Interim CTA SecreHEART! tary, HCR Chairperson and dedicated member on Negotiations, ESE and Retirement Committees. Janet Portnow Woodlands Middle

NEA Local Delegates/Successor


(Vote for up to 26 )
Frankie LaVergne Jupiter Elementary Josephine Castelli William T. Dwyer Edith Williams-Pride Boca Raton Elementary

Both as Lead Rep and Election Committee member I have worked for the betterment of our union. Please reelect me as NEA Local Delegate. Magdalena Payne Coral Sunset Elementary Glenda Williams Barton Elementary Imani Betts Omni Middle School

Edith Williams-Pride has been the lead Representative at Boca El for the past 6 years. She currently serves on the Negotiation and Election Committees. Sanquetta Cowan Liberty Park Elementary My name is Sanquetta Cowan, seeking your vote for NEA/State, NEA/Local Delegate. Currently teaching math and serving as CTA/Rep at Liberty Park. Debra A. Mobley L.C. Swain Middle School Proud and honored to represent PBCTA again at the 2013 NEA/ RA. Vote for D-determined E-eager B-business minded R-ready A-able. Thanks for your support of confidence!

Thank you for your support over the years. I hope you continue to support me this year. Roselene Rajan Barton Elementary Ernestine Coleman C.O. Taylor/Kirklane Elementary I am an active working member of CTA. I have diligently served on various committees at the local and state level over the past 15 years.

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(Local Delegates continued from page 2) Gilda Morgan-Williams Central Area ESE Janice. M. Poirier Northmore, Elementary

Vote for a member leader who has been your voice at the NEA-RA Hello, for 23 years! Re-elect Gilda for NEA-RA local delegate. Vote for I would appreciate your vote of confidence again to the NEA-RA. Experience! I gladly represent you as a CTA and FEA Board member with experience. Barbara Taub-Albert H.L. Johnson Elementary Michelle Kennedy Forest Hill High As CTA BOD for Area 8, and Negotiations Chair, I respectfully ask for your support and your vote as a Local delegate to the NEA- Vinson Carithers, III RA. Jupiter Middle Gordan Longhofer Pahokee Middle/High Member since 2008, NEA state delegate, CTA Budget Committee, Government relations committee liaison, CTA Board Member, FEA State Committee Member. Please grant me your vote. Donna Murphy Royal Palm Beach Elementary Kathi Gundlach Central Area ESE Elect Dr. Kathi Gundlach as your Local NEA Delegate. As a local, state, and national leader I will represent you professionally and responsibly. Julie E. Owen Suncoast High School A dedicated professional, poised to represent membership with due diligence on order to make our voices heard!

FEA-BOD, CTA-BOD, Forms/Review Committee, PAC Secretary, Constitution-Bylaws Committee, attend and speak at School Board Meetings. Attend FEA/NEA Delegate Assemblies. Suzi Grbinich Boca Raton Community High School

2013 NEA STATE DELEGATE/ SUCCESSORS (Vote for 2_)


Vinson Carithers, III Jupiter Middle

Let me represent you at the NEA/RA, the convention where EducaImani Betts tion is the only political party. Theres much work to be done! Omni Middle School Thank you! Hazel McFarlane Boynton Beach High School Belinda Gilbert Adult Ed Center Christine Montgomery Seminole Trails Christine Montgomery, CTA Board of Director. I have served on Elections, ESE and Human and Civil Rights Committees. Elect me to represent you at NEA. Marcia Fisher Royal Palm Beach High School Ellen Baker William T. Dwyer High School Thank you for your support in previous years. I hope I can count on you again this year. Frankie LaVergne Jupiter Elementary Bill Rizzo Tradewinds Middle School I am a CTA member, building representative, 4 year standing member of NEAs SOGI Committee, and will serve you proudly as NEA delegate for 2013! Laura Tomasello Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts RE-ELECT LAURA TOMASELLO for STATE Delegate! Guidance Counselor; CTA Member 20 years; CTA Representative 9 years; NEA Convention Attendee 2012. Our BEST interest at HEART!

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(State Delegates continued from page 3) Suzi Grbinich Boca Raton Community High School There is much work to be done! I will represent you. I will speak up for you! I will stand up with you! Teachers together! Ernestine Coleman C.O. Taylor/Kirklane Elem Sanquetta Cowan Liberty Park Elementary My name is Sanquetta Cowan, seeking your vote for NEA/State, NEA/Local Delegate. Currently teaching math and serving as CTA/ Rep at Liberty Park. Janet Portnow Woodlands Middle

I am an active working member of CTA. I have diligently served on various committees at the local and state level over the past 15 yrs. Both as Lead Rep and Election Committee member I have worked for the betterment of our union. Please elect me as NEA State Delegate. Janice M. Poirier Northmore Elementary School Marcia Fisher Royal Palm Beach High School Michelle Kennedy I would appreciate your vote of confidence again as a delegate to the Forest Hill High School NEA-RA. Vote for experience. Belinda Gilbert Thank you! Adult Ed Center Edith Williams-Pride Boca Raton Elementary Edith Williams-Pride has been the lead representative at Boca El for the past 6 years. She currently serves on Negotiation and Election Committees. Cynthia Rose Schaub Palm Beach Virtual School My goal is to use my experience and education, listen to constituents, and advocate, based on sound research, for actions that are equitable and ethical. Josephine Castelli William T. Dwyer High School Ellen Baker William T. Dwyer High School Gordan Longhofer Pahokee Middle/High School Member since 2008. NEA State Delegate, CTA budget Committee, Government relations committee liaison, CTA Board Member, FEA State Committee Member. Please grant me your vote. FEA-BOD, CTA-BOD, Forms/Review Committee, PAC Secretary, Constitution/Bylaws Committee, attend and speak at School Board Meetings. Attend FEA/NEA Delegate Assemblies. Kathi Gundlach Central Area ESE Elect Dr. Kathi Gundlach as your State NEA Delegate. As a local, state, and national leader I will represent you professionally and responsibly. Barbara Taub-Albert H.L. Johnson Elementary As CTA BOD for Area 8, and Negotiations Chair, I respectfully ask for your support and vote to attend the NEA-RA as a State delegate. Gilda Morgan-Williams Central Area ESE Hello I am seeking re-election to represent you at the NEA-RA. I have been a member, leader, activist, and officer of PBCTA for 24 years! Donna Murphy Royal Palm Beach Elementary School

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