CEA is currently holding an election for four positions on the CEA Executive Board, as well as CEA Site Representative. CEA members can vote online through Tuesday, April 27 at 5:00 pm.

Please note that only current dues-paying members of CEA are eligible to vote in this election. If you are taking advantage of our Spring Membership Incentive and are not paying for dues until the fall, you will not be eligible to vote in this election.

If you are eligible to vote in this election, you can access the ballot by visiting our online voting page and logging in as follows:

Username: first initial plus your full last name, including spaces or hyphens, but without commas or apostrophes (e.g., the username for Sarah Howard-Mason would be SHoward-Mason)

Password: last 4 digits of your social security number (as on file with AEA)

While all voters can cast a ballot for our open Executive Board positions, voters will only be able to cast a ballot for Site Representatives at their site. Write-in options will be available for all positions, including sites where no candidate is listed. If you are not seeing the correct site listed when you access your ballot, please contact Shaun Creighton immediately for assistance.

The candidates for this election are as follows.

Executive Board

Vice President of Membership (2-year term)

Monika Beauvais (Fulton Elementary School)

Vice President of Political Action (2-year term)

Jennifer Chastain (Andersen Elementary School)

Recording Secretary (2-year term)

Cassandra Skufca (Basha High School)

Treasurer (2-year term)

Karla Palafox (Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary School)

Site Representatives

Andersen Elementary School

Jennifer Chastain

Arizona College Prep – Erie Campus

Anne Berger
Britni Michaelson

Arizona College Prep – Oakland Campus

Keegan Conrad

Auxier Elementary School

Kristine Carpenter

Basha Elementary School

Christopher Scherr

Basha High School

Marisol Archie
Arlie Hunt
Sharon Metzger
Cassandra Skufca

Bogle Junior High School

Rocquel Rodriguez

Bologna Elementary School

Monique Moreno

Carlson Elementary School

Linda Ferber
Ivi Montano

Casteel High School

Kelly Powers

Chandler High School

Laura Helt
Lisa Schwalger

Chandler Learning Center

Rachel Ulrich

CTA – Freedom Campus

Veronica Lucero
Hayley Vivian

CTA – Independence Campus

Michele Dussault

District Office

Shaun Creighton

Fulton Elementary School

Monika Beauvais

Galveston Elementary School

Susan Skousen

Haley Elementary School

Kyle Morris

Hamilton High School

Melissa Lull
Diane Lundahl
Angel Russo
April Vallier

Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary School

Karla Palafox
Eriann Roberts

Hull Elementary School

Lori Barcon

Knox Gifted Academy

Carrie Griffith

Navarrete Elementary School

Laurel Miller

Payne Junior High School

Mackenzie Baker
Tammy Emrick

Perry High School

Shara Billings

Rice Elementary School

Nasreen Wahid

Ryan Elementary School

Heather Tawney

San Marcos Elementary School

Jolene Gallup
Jennifer Holden
Carly Mahlmeister

Sanborn Elementary School

Christina DeHart

Shumway Leadership Academy

Cathy Zinkhon

Tarwater Elementary School

Graham Dawkins
Amy Shoot

Willis Junior High School

Jenny Ryskamp

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Monika Beauvais
Fulton Elementary School

I am honored to have been nominated to serve as Vice President of Membership. This is my third year working in CUSD as a general music teacher and my first year teaching at Fulton Elementary. I served in the Super Q focus groups and as a CEA Organizer. I believe that there is strength in our collective voice. I will continue supporting CEA’s growth by ensuring members and potential members feel supported, heard, and valued. Together, we must continue to advocate for positive change in our profession and for our students.

Jennifer Chastain
Andersen Elementary School

No candidate statement submitted

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Cassandra Skufca
Basha High School

This will be my first time serving on the Executive Board, and I look forward to a more active role in CEA if elected. I’ve enjoyed participating in CEA as a Site Rep and feel like this is a solid “next step”.

Karla Palafox
Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary School

No candidate statement submitted

Jennifer Chastain
Andersen Elementary School

No candidate statement submitted

Anne Berger
Arizona College Prep – Erie Campus

No candidate statement submitted

Britni Michaelson
Arizona College Prep – Erie Campus

No candidate statement submitted

Keegan Conrad
Arizona College Prep – Oakland Campus

No candidate statement submitted

Kristine Carpenter
Auxier Elementary School

No candidate statement submitted

Christopher Scherr
Basha Elementary School

No candidate statement submitted

Marisol Archie
Basha High School

No candidate statement submitted

Arlie Hunt
Basha High School

No candidate statement submitted

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Sharon Metzger
Basha High School

Thank you for considering me as one of the BHS Site Representatives. I believe the most important part of this position is communication. As a rep, that means keeping members informed as well as being a voice for our members. I look forward to the opportunity to serve you.

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Cassandra Skufca
Basha High School

It’s been my pleasure being a Site Rep at Basha High the last few years, and I’m excited to hopefully continue in the role.

Rocquel Rodriguez
Bogle Junior High School

No candidate statement submitted

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Monique Moreno
Bologna Elementary School

My name is Monique Moreno. I was currently elected for CEA site representative. Here is a little information about me. I have been teaching for 13 years. I have a BA in Elementary Education with a History Minor. I have MA in Educational Leadership with a Community College emphasis. I also have a MA in Geographical Education. Can you tell I love history and geography? 🙂 I have participated in many committees including; MTSS, Leadership, Student Council, and COVID-19 committee. Why CEA? I am a huge believer in teachers having a voice. I believe we are all stronger together and can make a difference. GO CEA!

Sincerely,

Monique Moreno

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Linda Ferber
Carlson Elementary School

My name is Linda Ferber, 6th grade teacher at Carlson Elementary School. I would be proud to serve as your CEA site representative. Thank you for considering me for this role.

Ivi Montano
Carlson Elementary School

No candidate statement submitted

Kelly Powers
Casteel High School

No candidate statement submitted

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Laura Helt
Chandler High School

Since moving to Arizona, I have had the privilege of teaching for Chandler Unified School District. I started my teaching career in the state of Iowa, and I saw how important the union was while I was teaching there. I knew when I came to Arizona that I had to be part of the Chandler Education Association. I am currently a site representative at Chandler High School and would love to continue my role as site representative. I believe that it is important that we have our voices be heard and this year I have been working with our administration to make sure that our voices are heard on campus. I would be honored to represent all my fellow educators at Chandler High School.

Lisa Schwalger
Chandler High School

No candidate statement submitted

Rachel Ulrich
Chandler Learning Center

No candidate statement submitted

Veronica Lucero
CTA – Freedom Campus

No candidate statement submitted

Hayley Vivian
CTA – Freedom Campus

No candidate statement submitted

Michele Dussault
CTA – Independence Campus

No candidate statement submitted

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Shaun Creighton
District Office

I am a 25-year employee of CUSD and a 25-year member of CEA. It would be an honor to continue representing the District Office staff as a CEA Site Representative.

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Monika Beauvais
Fulton Elementary School

No candidate statement submitted

Susan Skousen
Galveston Elementary School

No candidate statement submitted

Kyle Morris
Haley Elementary School

No candidate statement submitted

Melissa Lull
Hamilton High School

No candidate statement submitted

Diane Lundahl
Hamilton High School

No candidate statement submitted

Angel Russo
Hamilton High School

No candidate statement submitted

April Vallier
Hamilton High School

No candidate statement submitted

Karla Palafox
Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary School

No candidate statement submitted

Eriann Roberts
Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary School

No candidate statement submitted

Lori Barcon
Hull Elementary School

No candidate statement submitted

Carrie Griffith
Knox Gifted Academy

No candidate statement submitted

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Laurel Miller
Navarrete Elementary School

I look forward to the opportunity to serve Navarrete Elementary’s faculty and staff for the second year in a row as a Chandler Education Association Site Representative. Thank you for the consideration Nighthawks!

Mackenzie Baker
Payne Junior High School

No candidate statement submitted

Tammy Emrick
Payne Junior High School

No candidate statement submitted

Shara Billings
Perry High School

No candidate statement submitted

Nasreen Wahid
Rice Elementary School

No candidate statement submitted

Heather Tawney
Ryan Elementary School

No candidate statement submitted

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Jolene Gallup
San Marcos Elementary School

As a career long member of CEA, AEA, NEA, I believe in being a member. To be a part of this organization and see how hard everyone works for the greater good is inspiring. I would like to continue to represent you as one of San Marcos’ Association Representatives. Thank you.

Jennifer Holden
San Marcos Elementary School

No candidate statement submitted

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Carly Mahlmeister
San Marcos Elementary School

My name is Carly Mahlmeister and I am starting my 7th year at San Marcos. I am honored to be nominated to lead staff on campus and look forward to getting another opportunity to do so in the upcoming school year. Through solidarity, we will accomplish positive things for all staff and students.

Christina DeHart
Sanborn Elementary School

No candidate statement submitted

Cathy Zinkhon
Shumway Leadership Academy

No candidate statement submitted

Graham Dawkins
Tarwater Elementary School

No candidate statement submitted

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Amy Shoot
Tarwater Elementary School

As your CEA Site Representative, my goal is to keep you informed as well as be your first contact if you need support.

Jenny Ryskamp
Willis Junior High School

No candidate statement submitted