Your CEA Executive Board works hard to advocate on your behalf at the local, state, and even national level. Get to know them!

Josh Martin

Josh Martin


I am super excited to lead the CEA. I hope to be able to improve our climate, benefits, and strength over the next few years. To do that, I will need help. My three main focuses will be around celebrations, bargaining, and shared leadership. This year, please consider the one thing you can do to help CEA. Together we will achieve more.

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Susan Skousen

Vice President - Association Representatives

I am delighted to serve as a Vice President for our Association. I have been teaching since 1992 and have been proud to call CUSD my home for all of those years. It is a pleasure to work with our Executive Board to serve the educators in Chandler.

Michelle Capriotti

Michelle Capriotti

Vice President - Committees

I am incredibly proud and excited to serve as one of your CEA Vice Presidents. I am in my 17th year of teaching and starting my 9th year with CUSD. I am part of the special education team at program leader for the Early Childhood Education program at Casteel High School.

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Katie Nash

Vice President - Membership

Maria Hase

Maria Hase

Vice President - Political Action

I support our local, state, and national associations, as well as our partnership with the leaders of Valley Interfaith Project, who all seek to improve the education of Arizona's children, who advocate on behalf of educators and students. Thank you for the opportunity to serve CEA in this role.

Sharon Tuttle

Sharon Tuttle

Corresponding Secretary

I am thrilled to serve and support the CEA as the new Corresponding Secretary. I have been teaching since 2012, but have worked in education since 2003. I have degrees in Business Accounting, Masters of Management, and am close to finished with a Masters of Educational Leadership. I believe all teachers have the right to be equipped with the tools and supports they need to be effective. I look forward to helping serve our community and Chandler staff!

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Shaun Creighton

Recording Secretary

I am proud to say that I have spent my entire educational career (which started in 1996) in CUSD, and have been a member of CEA every step of the way. Whether it's in my role as an Instructional Technology Specialist at the IRC or as a leader of CEA, I love being able to work with the amazing teachers we have across the district.

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Karla Palafox


LeAnna Farmer

LeAnna Farmer

Past President

I have loved being the CEA president the past 6 years, and I am happy to still serve on our Executive Board as Past President. I have worked in CUSD since 1986 and I am grateful to be part of the best district in Arizona. I have semi-retired and will be working part time as a counselor at Sanborn Elementary.