MVTA 2019-2020 Committee Chairs and Bargaining Team


Elena Caballero, Chair; Maria Aguilar; Lena Solis; Jackie Trejo; and Leticia Urias


Catastrophic - Maria McCullough, Chair

Elections - Patricia Goytia, Chair

Grievance - Christina Villarreal, Chair

Health and Benefits - Sergio Gomez, Chair

Instructional Professional Development - OPEN

Human Rights - Brenda Lopez, Chair and Human Rights Contact; Tammy Capilla, LGBTQ+ Contact; and Jacquella Payne, Women’s Issues Contact

Membership - Maria “Letty” Cardenas, Chair

Membership Engagement - Maria Aguilar, Chair

Organizing - Jenny Siebel, Chair

Political Action - Elena Caballero, Chair; Aracely Hernandez-Lopez, Treasurer

Social - JoAnn D’Amico, Chair

Website/Newsletter - Tammy Capilla, Chair

The Standard Disability and Life Insurance for CTA Members 2019-2020

45th WHO Awards

Susan Dluhy and Brenda Mancia were honored at the 45th Service Center One/CTA/NEA WHO Awards on May 1, 2019 at the Los Serranos Country Club in Chino Hills. Thank you for strengthening our union, our working conditions, and our schools!

March Deal: Aquarium of the Pacific

During the month of March, the Aquarium of the Pacific is offering $7 admission to all preK-12 teachers and school support staff with valid identification. Friends and family are only $10 per person with a limit of four (4).


The CTA 2019 Equity and Human Rights Conference is this weekend, March 1-3 in San Jose.

If you would like to watch some of the sessions live, you can register at this link:

The sessions will be archived if you want to watch at a later time.

The Virtual Pass sessions are:

Women in Power

Bullseye! Student-Centered Pedagogy

Resilient Teachers

S.H.E. is Me! A Curriculum for Girls

Safe Place to Learn Act / Ed. Code 234-234.5

What are school personnel required to do if they witness an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying against a student?

According to Ed. Code 234.1(b)1, school personnel are required to take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so.

This applies to all students on campus or attending a school activity no matter their "actual or perceived...immigration status...disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics."

I think that covers all of our students! So let’s embrace our students for who they are, and make school and school activities a place where our students can focus on their learning.