California Educator

April/May 2023

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Charting Our Course, Fighting for Our Students Newly elected officers David Goldberg, Leslie Littman and Erika Jones ascend to positions in late June By Julian Peeples S T A T E C O U N C I L O F E D U C A T I O N set a path for CTA's future at its meeting this weekend, electing a team of officers to lead more than 310,000 California educators in the fight for the schools all students deserve. Members elected David Goldberg and Leslie Littman to lead CTA as the next president and vice president, respectively. In January, Erika Jones was elected as the next CTA secretary-trea- surer. Goldberg currently serves as CTA vice president, Littman as secretary-treasurer and Jones sits on the CTA Board of Direc- tors. e leadership team will take office on June 26 and serve two-year terms. "Students and their needs are at the center of everything we do as educators and union leaders. It's a core value that drives the work we do in our schools and colleges and at the bargain- ing table. As a veteran educator and long-time union activist, I've learned that to get things done, there must be bottom-up participation and decision-making by educators across our classrooms and communities," President-elect Goldberg said. "I am humbled by the support of our union. Leslie, Erika and I stand ready to create opportunities for educators and families, confront the challenges ahead and put it all on the line for all California students." CTA President E. Toby Boyd, who will leave office on June 25 after serving four years at the helm, congratulated the incom- ing officers and said their combined passion, commitment and knowledge of the teaching profession will serve the union well. "At a time when corporate special interests and anti-public education forces are actively trying to undermine educators, truth in history and the safety of LGBTQ+ students, I know this leadership team is ready to tackle the challenges ahead and remain focused on providing all students with the resources and support they need for the quality education they deserve." It was a busin e ss-p acked m e etin g, h el d at th e We stin Bonaventure in Los Angeles, with State Council reviewing and Set to take CTA office in June 2023: Erika Jones, David Goldberg, Leslie Littman. The El Sol Caucus Observance featured a performance by Circulo Ajolote. 48 CTA & You

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