Happy Summer!

picture of sunglasses on the beachIt has been quite a school year … but summer is here! We thank all of our members for their incredible work and dedication to their profession and their students throughout the year. We hope you all have a wonderful summer intersession! Be sure to check our calendar and follow our Twitter and Facebook pages to look for upcoming events and ways you can stay involved in the fight for public education funding throughout the summer.

CEA Runoff Election Underway Through June 5

ballot boxThe results of our Special Election are in, and since no candidate received a majority of the vote for Vice President, we are now holding a runoff election between Michelle Capriotti and Karla Palafox (the top two vote-getters). The deadline to vote in this important election is Tuesday, June 5 at 5:00 pm. Please visit our election page for voting instructions and candidate information. Thank you for participating in this election!

Two CEA Members Recognized as Grant Winners

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At the recent AEA Salute to Excellence two of our members (both media specialists!) were recognized as grant winners. Peg Newendyke of Santan JHS was awarded a California Casualty Athletic Grant that will benefit Santan’s Unified Sports program (run by Kim Welsh), and Carolyn McCleary of Auxier Elementary was awarded an AEA Diversity Grant to purchase picture books that will promote awareness, acceptance, and advocacy for all of the students at Auxier. Congratulations to both Peg and Carolyn for taking advantage of their membership and serving their students!

CEA Special Election Voting Deadline May 29

ballot boxCEA is currently conducting a special election to fill two resignations on our Executive Board. The deadline to cast your ballot for these important positions is Tuesday, May 29 at 5:00 pm. Please visit our Election page for voting instructions and candidate information.

CEA Special Election

ballot boxCEA will be holding a special election to fill two resignations on our Executive Board. After our call for nominations, the candidates for this election will be:

CEA Vice President (2-year term)

  • Marisol Archie (Basha HS)
  • Michelle Capriotti (Casteel HS)
  • Kristie Moreno (CTA Liberty)
  • Karla Palafox (Ryan Elementary)
  • Sharon Tuttle (San Marcos Elementary)

CEA Corresponding Secretary (2-year term)

  • Michelle Capriotti (Casteel HS)
  • Sharon Tuttle (San Marcos Elementary)

Our online election will begin on Wednesday, May 23. Stay tuned for more details, including voting instructions.

CEA General Meeting Set for Tuesday, May 15

Our final General Meeting of the year will take place on Tuesday, May 15 at Serrano’s Mexican Restaurant in downtown Chandler. The meeting will start at 4:15 pm and last approximately one hour. Our general meeting is open to all CEA members, and we have a lot to discuss regarding next steps in the #REDforED movement, so we hope to see lots of you there! Please check your e-mail to RSVP.

May 1 General Meeting Postponed

Arizona Educators UnitedDue to the continued #REDforED walkouts happening across the state, our final General Meeting of the year (which was supposed to take place on May 1) is being postponed. We will announce the new date of the meeting when we know it … please check back on our website for more details.

Executive Board Election Results

Thanks to everyone who voted in our recent Executive Board election. Our new officers will be:

President: Josh Martin

Vice President: Susan Skousen and Jennifer Young

Corresponding Secretary: Shannon Moxley

Detailed election results are available on our election results page.

CEA Offers Scholarship to Children of Members

CEA is offering four $500 scholarships to graduating seniors who are children of CEA members and attending college in the fall. The deadline to apply for this scholarship has been extended to Tuesday, May 1. For more details and application instructions, please visit our Scholarship page.

CEA Election Now Underway

ballot boxCEA is now holding our Executive Board election. All votes will cast electronically, and the deadline to vote is Thursday, April 26 at 5:00 pm. Please visit our election page to read voting instructions and learn about the candidates.