Meet your Executive Board

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TVEA's Executive Board (EB) is composed of four officers, seven Area Representatives elected At-Large to represent the needs of: elementary school, middle school, high school, and special interest and our Contract Liaison. 

 

The responsibilities of the EB is to coordinate the activities of the Association. They act for the Leadership Council when school is not in session. 

The EB directs the bargaining activities and grievance processing of the Association, subject to policies set by the Leadership Council.  They are to approve appointment and removal of bargaining team members by a two-thirds majority vote. 
 The EB adopts the Grievance Procedure and directs the grievance activities of the Association.

The EB recommends a budget for the Association to the Leadership Council.  They approve by majority vote all appointment and removal of committee members, including chairpersons.   The EB adopts the Standing Rules for the Association. The EB exercises all the business and organizational powers and duties for the Association as prescribed by law and the Association bylaws, subject to any restrictions imposed by the Leadership Council. 

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President
Jeff Kingsberg

tveapresident@gmail.com
Bargaining Committee Liaison

Jeff Kingsberg is completing his fourth two-year term as TVEA President and is honored to serve TVEA’s more than 1300 TVEA members.  Jeff has been a Social Science teacher in TVUSD since 1987 starting at Temecula Valley High School for ten years before moving to Chaparral High in 1997 for seventeen years through 2014.

Jeff’s teaching career has centered around the subject of Government.  He developed the “Participating in Government Project” in the early 1990’s which is still in use at the high schools today.  He was the teacher/coach for five Chaparral High We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution teams which won regional titles for the Riverside/San Diego area.  He also coached twelve years of high school basketball in Temecula schools, serving as both Boys and Girls Varsity coach.

 

Jeff has been involved in TVEA since the early 1990’s.  He has been a Site Leader, High School Area Representative, Bargaining Member, Secretary, Vice-President and now President.  His two adult children attended Temecula schools, graduating from Chaparral High in 2008 and 2014 respectively.  Kylie (30), a UC Riverside, grad has her Masters’ Degree and is employed as a Regional Supervisor in the Autism field and lives near Dallas, TX with her husband Kevin and their sixteen month old daughter, Mila Jean.  Sydney (25) graduated from UC Berkeley in May 2018 and is in her second year of a two year Master’s Program in Social Work at University of Texas at Austin. Rosemarie, Jeff’s wife of 33 years is a high school English Teacher at the Academy of Innovation in Hemet Unified.  During summers, they have enjoyed traveling together to interesting places within the United States and throughout Europe. They find themselves visiting Texas when they can get away to spend time with their adult daughters and granddaughter. 

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Vice President
Edgar Diaz

GMS 
tveavp@gmail.com
Insurance Advisory Committee Liaison

¡Saludos! to all of my colleagues. 

Edgar is currently in his 20th year of teaching, He's not quite sure how it has passed so quickly.  He grew up in Whittier, a community outside of Los Angeles.  Edgar graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a major in History, intent in teaching at the high school level in a disadvantaged area. 
 

As it turned out, he was hired for a 5th grade teaching assignment in Fremont, California at the dawn of class size reduction.  He knew that he wanted to help underachieving students connect with the community around them, but didn’t realize he would enjoy accomplishing this with children at this age level. 

 

In 2004, he and his wife made the heartbreaking decision to leave the Bay Area and move closer to family with their own growing family.  For 7 years he enjoyed working with the dedicated staff and motivated students of Vail Elementary. Now he's made the jump to exploring topics in U.S. History with 8th grade students at Gardner Middle.  
 

Currently Edgar is our 1st Vice President for TVEA.  Although time consuming, he takes great pride in giving back to the profession he loves, and allowing his colleagues to focus on what matters… teaching.  
 

Edgar now has a family of 6.  His wife Yolanda works at Elsinore Middle as a 7th grade RSP teacher.  You might see Edgar's children as they follow him from meeting to meeting.  He is usually coaching soccer recreation teams, so that he can spend time with his kids and work with players on running, tackling, and developing toughness.  What a break from the modern classroom!   

 

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Secretary
Amy Eytchison
TES 
tveasecretary@gmail.com 
Membership Engagement Committee Liaison

Amy received both of her Multiple Subject and Special Education credential from Cal State San Marcos. She has a Masters in Teaching from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix and has taught SDC, RSP, kindergarten, first and third grade. Amy has been with Temecula Unified for 20 years and currently teaches third grade at Temecula Elementary School. During her off time Amy enjoys traveling, kayaking and yoga. She is looking forward to being TVEA's secretary. 

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Elementary Area Rep
Anastasia Bortcosh
JES
tveaelemarearep@gmail.com
Elementary Area Rep Squads
JES, RHES, PVES, TTES, TLES, ARES, CHES, VES, RES
Instruction and Professional Development Liaison

Anastasia has been a teacher for 30 years. This is her 17th year with TVUSD and she currently teaches 4th grade at Jackson Elementary. Before that she taught at Alamos Elementary and for the Toronto District School Board in Toronto, Canada. In addition to her multiple subject credential, Anastasia has a Masters in curriculum and reading and an added authorization in English.

 

This is Anastasia’s third year working with the Executive Board as an elementary area rep. She has been involved in TVEA as a Site Representative and has a role on the Southwest Riverside County Think Tank. Anastasia enjoys supporting and helping to engage members so that our collective voice will be heard as advocates for students and educators.

 

During her time off, Anastasia enjoys traveling, hiking, hanging out at the beach, and spending time with her family. She has been married for 29 years and has three grown children.

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Middle School Area Rep
Steve Campos

VRMS

tveamsarearep@gmail.com

 

Middle Area Rep Squads
BVMS, DMS, GMS, MMS, TMS, VRMS
Ad-hoc Budget Committee Liaison

Aloha (I just came back from Kauai)!

Greetings and Salutations TVEA Members…my name is Steve Campos and I am the newly elected Middle School Area Rep. I am excited to start this new position and to be back on TVEA’s Exec Board. I have served you all within TVEA as a Site Rep, State Council Member, and on various committee’s like LCAP, Safety, and now on Ad Hoc Budget.

 

I am beginning my 24th year teaching nd 17th year here in Temecula. I am currently working at VRMS as a PE Teacher and have also worked at MMS, where I started my TVUSD career.

 

I am a graduate of LA Harbor College and Pepperdine University, where I have received my BA, MA, and Teaching Credential. Go Hawks and Waves!

 

I happily married to my wife for 24 years, who is also a teacher, and we have 3 children (all in college at the moment).  

 

Thank you for electing me to this position and I promise to work hard to represent/serve you and your site.

 

Mahalo and God bless!   

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High School Area Rep
Abby Woelke

GOHS
tveahsarearep@gmail.com
High School Area Rep Squads
GOHS, RVHS, SNHS, TAVS, TVAS
LCAP Committee Liaison

My name is Abby Woelke and I have just completed my 15th year of teaching at Great Oak High School.  During the 2020-2021 academic year, I was a member of Leadership Council and a Site Leader for GOHS.  This will be my first year serving as one of the High School Area Representatives.

As a former k-12 student in TVUSD, I had the pleasure of learning from teachers who were dedicated to their students’ social, emotional, and academic growth and they inspired me to enter the profession. Knowing I wanted to give back to the community that helped shape me into who I am today, I earned my Bachelors in Literature and Writing Studies and then went on to earn both my Masters in Teacher Leadership and my National Board Certification in English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adulthood. I have also served as a Reflective Coach for beginning teachers working towards completing their induction program and clearing their teaching credentials.

I am excited to take on my new role supporting and advocating on behalf of TVEA Members!

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High School Area Rep
Doug VomSteeg

TVHS 
tveahsarearep@gmail.com
High School Area Rep Squads
CHS,  TVHS 
Political Action Committee Liaison

By day you'll find me building rapport with the best and brightest high school students from Temecula Valley High and by night supporting events with my local church or planning my next adventure with some of my buddies. I have been married to Carrie since 1994 and have two sons who’ve attended TVUSD schools.

My weekends consist of serious naps, watching football, and eating any form of sugar in a small bowl. I ride motorcycles with my boys, bike on sketchy backcountry roads with my amigos, and go for runs in the local vineyards solo. 

The founder and President of numerous 501(c)3 and LLC's (Ventana Ministries, Cosecha128, Baja Beerology and Chivomatic), I have the soft skills to build and sustain relationships both in the private and public sectors. These skills developed both in the public and private sectors provide an attentive ear and business acumen to assist on the Executive Board.


I started my teaching career in 1991 following both my father and older brother in the profession. Early in my career I recognized the value of collective bargaining and encouraging administration to remain diligent to the bargaining agreement. I am a staunch defender of the new hires and those without tenure and have been an advocate for those close to retirement. A few years ago I started as a site rep and leader and I'm serving my first time on the Executive Board representing our High School Teachers. I am grateful to serve TVEA.

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Treasurer
Mike Wassan

GMS 

tveatreasurer@gmail.com

Elections Committee Liaison

Hi, my name is Mike Wassan, I have recently been elected as your TVEA treasurer finishing out the last year of a two-year term for this position. I have been a teacher in the district for 20 years, teaching primarily Math at the middle school level.  I am currently teaching Math -180 and CODING at GMS. 

The Union Treasurer has a watchdog role over all aspects of financial management of the Union, working closely with other members of the Union Committees to safeguard the organization’s finances. 

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Elementary Area Rep
Jamie Vaughn

AES 

tveaelemarearep@gmail.com

Elementary Area Rep Squads
HIIA, FVES, LES, AES, BES, NVES, TES, VHES, PES
Bylaws Committee Liaison

Hi, my name is Jamie Vaughn, and it's an honor to serve as your Elementary Area Rep.   I attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo for my BS and teaching credential. I've been a teacher for 24 years, and this is my 19th year with TVUSD.  I taught for 17 years at Alamos Elementary school, and currently teach 3rd grade at our brand-new Home Instead Innovation Academy.

 

During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family camping (or "glamping") in our 5th wheel RV.  When we aren't camping, we enjoy relaxing at home in our pool, playing board games, and having friends/family over. We have a 16 year old son who is a junior at CHS.  He's attended TVUSD since Kindergarten, and we're so grateful for all of the amazing TVUSD educators that have helped support his academic success. 

 

I was previously a Site Rep at AES for over 5 years.  This will be my first year serving as your Elementary Area Rep. I look forward to working with Anastasia to advocate for, and support our elementary educators.  Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Elementary Area Representative on the Executive Board!

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Position Specialist Area Rep
Melissa Gibson

VES

tveaspecialistarearep@gmail.com

Elementary Area Rep Squads
SLP, Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses, LCAP
Human Rights Contacts Liaison

Melissa earned her Bachelors in Speech- Language Pathology and Audiology from Towson University in Maryland and her Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Radford University in Virginia. Melissa has worked as a speech- language pathologist (SLP) in Southern CA for districts such as Vista, Oceanside, Chula Vista, and San Yisidro. This is Melissa’s seventh year working for TVUSD. At present, she is an SLP at Vail Elementary. Melissa initially became involved in the union serving as the Position Specialist Representative for SLPs. This is her second term on the Executive Board serving as Position Specialist Area Representative. Melissa is excited to be a part of TVEA and is enthusiastic to help create positive change!

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Position Specialist Area Rep
Dana Portis

CHS

tveaspecialistarearep@gmail.com

Position Specialist Area Rep Squads
RSP, Special Education
Special Education Committee Liaison

My name is Dana Portis and I am excited to be in a more involved TVEA role as your Position Specialist Area Rep. for Special Education. Like many members I started as a Site Rep., and felt that unifying and supporting RSP and SDC teachers was important to contribute to a collective powerful voice and improve communication amongst us.

I began my teaching career in 2012 as the fourth (and final) in a long line of careers as a Zoo Keeper, Flight Attendant, and a Finance Manager. I have taught at Elementary, Middle, and High schools in 2 districts and have the full breadth of SDC/RSP experience; with a Sociology/History minor Bachelor of Science and Masters in Special Education. I currently teach Econ/Gov Concepts (SDC), fulfill Admin Designee duties, and support a RSP caseload at CHS.

 

My husband is a teacher in TVUSD as well; and we have three children who all graduated from TVUSD schools (two at GOHS and one with me at CHS). Our oldest is now a college graduate and working on passing her CPA exams as an Accountant for Deloitte, and the other two are collegiate athletes and we have been tremendously blessed to raise them in this valley. 

 

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Position Specialist Area Rep. for Special Education on the Executive Board!

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Contract Liaison
Alan Underwood

VRMS

tveagovernance@gmail.com

Grievance Committee Liaison

Hello, my name is Alan Underwood and I am very excited to serve you in this new role. This is my 10th year in Temecula Valley and I started in the district at Chaparral, where I spent my first five years in the district, to Vail Ranch Middle School where I serve as the band director. This is my 17th year of teaching and I have taught in several districts in Southern California.

 

I am currently serving you at the CTA level both as a State Council Representative as well as serving as a member of CTA's Political Action Committee. Serving as your Contract Liaison, I will track grievances and work to track contract issues to help in our bargaining process. I look forward to serving you.