The Sweetwater Education Association is the union that represents more than 1,800 teachers, librarians, nurses and speech pathologists in the Sweetwater Union High School District. Our basic mission is to protect and promote the well-being of our members; to improve the conditions of teaching and learning; to advance and protect the promise of a quality public education for all students.
Check out the Election 2016 tab for election endorsement information.
SEA Opportunity - Dr. Louisa Walker will be facilitating a 9 week course beginning July 28th at the Union office on Personal Finance. See the attached flier for more information.
SEA Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to the 2016 Scholarship Winners (from left to right)
Tiana Smith, Gregory Antonio Raby, Sofia Cardenas, Timothy Garcia, Alex Ohlendorf, Jake Ohlendorf.
Not pictured: Devin Helle and Angela Bautista
May Day 2016
Here are some activities sponsored by Labor Council to celebrate May 1st.
We are pleased to announce the results of the SEA Board of Directors and Officers elections.
Treasurer - Cesar Fernandez
Secretary - Gretel Rodriguez
SEA Board of Directors (2 seats)
At Large A - Sandra Finkelberg
At Large B - Jasper Daleo - 403
State Council - Gene Chavira
Congratulations to the winners and a special thank you to all candidates for participating.
Bargaining Update (4/17/16)
Video about the process of bargaining for SEA.
Initial bargaining proposal we "Sunshine" at the April 25, 2016 board meeting.
South County Teachers United, "Day of the Educator" celebration. See flier for details. RSVP by April 28, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to the Sweetwater Teachers of the Year
Castle Park High School: Sylvia McBride
Eastlake High School: Mariana Hughes
Granger Jr. High: Stuart Douglas
Hilltop High School: Tracey Kiser
Hilltop Middle School: Kimberly Lepre
Otay Ranch High School: Chad Pearson
News from CTA President, Eric Heins, regarding the Vegara Decision
Great news in the Vergara v. State of California lawsuit... In a sweeping victory for students and educators, the California Court of Appeal today reversed a lower court decision in the deeply flawed Vergara v. State of California lawsuit. The unanimous appellate opinion is a stinging rebuke to Judge Rolf M. Treu's poorly-reasoned ruling, and to the allegations made and millions of dollars spent by wealthy anti-union "education reformers" to bypass voters, parents, and the legislature with harmful education policy changes. The reversal affirms the arguments of educators, civil rights groups, legal scholars and education policy experts that the state statutes affirming educator rights do not harm students.
SEA Scholarship Applications are now being process. Scholarships will be awarded at the May site representative meeting on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.
SEA Awards for 2014
San Diego Labor Council, Union of the Year
CTA Joyce Faden Chapter in Politics Award
Gene Chavira, Excellence in Political Involvement
SEA is a part of the South County Teachers United Uniserve and