Meet your Executive Board

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. 

President
Jeff Kingsberg

tveapresident@gmail.com
Political Committee Liaison

Jeff Kingsberg is beginning 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 thru 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 (29), a UC Riverside grad has her Masters’ Degree and is employed

as a Behavior Analyst in the Autism Field and lives near Dallas, TX with her husband and five- month old daughter Mila Jean.  Sydney (24) graduated from UC Berkeley in May 2018 and is pursuing a Master’s in Social Work at University of Texas at Austin. Rosemarie, Jeff’s wife of 32 years is a high school English teacher in Hemet Unified. In 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 daughters and new granddaughter!

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. 

Elementary Area Rep
Anastasia Bortcosh
JES
tveaelemarearep@gmail.com
Elementary Area Rep Squads
AES, BES, JES, LES, PVES, RHES, TLES, TTES
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.

Middle School Area Rep
Lauren Davis

DMS

tveamsarearep@gmail.com

 

Middle Area Rep Squads
BVMS, DMS, GMS, MMS, TMS, VRMS
LCAP Consult Committee Liaison

My name is Lauren Davis and I am excited to be in a more involved TVEA role as your Middle School Area Representative. Like many members I started as a Site Rep., then last year upped my commitment by participating in the LCAP Committee. I learned a lot through this committee and the education and involvement from this committee inspired me to take on a more active TVEA role. I hope to unite the middle school Site Representatives as a collective powerful voice and improve communication amongst us.

I began my teaching career at TES in 2003 after spending my first career as a Technical Sales Rep. After three years as an elementary teacher, I moved to DMS and have been here ever since! I currently teach Computer Science (CTE) and Science. Although I have taught a few different subjects and grade levels over the year, Science continues to be my most favorite.

In the last five years, I have earned my master’s degree, my CTE Industrial Arts and Technology credential, and am finishing up my Single Subject Biology credential now. School, school and more school! In addition, I saw my oldest son off to the Navy and graduated two other kid’s from High School. My youngest is a sophomore at TVHS (empty nest is in sight!).

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Middle School Area Representative on the Executive Board!

High School Area Rep
Dawn Murray-Sibby

TVHS 
tveahsarearep@gmail.com
High School Area Rep Squads
GOHS, SNHS, TAVS, TVAS, TVHS (A-L)
Site Reps - Collins, Heid, Kubes
CTA Human Rights & Equity Contacts Liaison

I am Dawn Murray-Sibby, 25-year teacher with Temecula Valley Unified School District. I arrived in Temecula when I was 14 years old, before the city incorporated, as a freshman at Temecula Valley High School where I teach today. After graduation, I attended Cal State Fullerton where I received my B.S. in Child Development; I then received my teaching credential through Chapman University. Because I worked in banking during college, all of my undergraduate hours for graduation (120 hours) were achieved on a volunteer basis at TVHS. I received my Masters in Education, Curriculum, and Instruction, in 2001, also from Chapman University.  I teach in the Social Science Department; I have taught Geography, Psychology, World History, Fastrack-ASC freshman study skills, U.S. History, Child Development Program (CTE), as well as my current teaching assignment, Government and AP Psychology.

I became involved with TVEA many years ago as a site representative after telephone banking and precinct walking as a member starting in my first year of teaching,1995.  I Co-Chaired Organizing Committee that planned the first annual Fun 2B Fit Event.  I am now looking forward to supporting high school site representatives throughout our district, as the High School Area Representative.

I am married to Edward Sibby, former TVEA President 2008-2010, now CTA Communications Staff for our region in CTA, Region 4. We have four daughters and a new granddaughter born in July of this year.   We have TVUSD-TVHS graduates who went on to Berkeley and UCSD. We currently have a sophomore at TVHS whose goal it is to be a teacher.   Our eldest daughter is an SLP (Speech and Language Pathologist) for the Irvine Unified School District. The Sibby family supports Public Education! Thank you for the honor of serving on our TVEA Executive Board!

High School Area Rep
Doug VomSteeg

TVHS 
tveahsarearep@gmail.com
High School Area Rep Squads
GHS, RVHS, TVHS (M-Z)
Site Reps - Meredith, Turay, Toman
Political Action Committee Liaison
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!   

 

Treasurer
Mike Wassan

GMS 

tveatreasurer@gmail.com

Adhoc Budget 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. 

Thank You for allowing me the opportunity to serve as your Union Treasurer and Executive Board Member for the 2016/2017 school year.

Elementary Area Rep
Karie Shorack

VHES 

tveaelemarearep@gmail.com

Elementary Area Rep Squads
ARES, CHES, FVES, NVES, PES, RES, TES, VES, VHES
Elections Committee Liaison

My name is Karie Shorack.  I am your newly elected Elementary Representative.  This is a new role for me and I am looking forward to working with the Executive Board, Leadership Council, and individual members to give support anyway I can. 

 

This is my 19th year teaching in TVUSD.  I taught Kindergarten for 12 years.  Currently, I am starting my seventh year in 4th grade.  I received my teaching credential from CSUSB.   In addition, I completed a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2012.  
 

Temecula has been my home for 21 years.  I live with my husband of 36 years and my dog Kashi (yes, like the cereal).  Kashi is a Sheltie.  My two adult sons are Ted and Wesley who live in Oregon.  They both graduated from CSU San Marcos and are successfully navigating their 20's - Hooray! 
 

 I have been involved with TVEA as a member for 19 years, Site Representative for 5 years, and Elections Chair for 1 year.  I have learned a lot through my involvement.  I feel that communication and knowledge is powerful.  After becoming more involved, I realized that TVEA Leadership strongly advocates for its members, strives to communicate and educate its members, and holds OUR best interests in mind. 
 

As Elementary Representative, I hope that I can be helpful and supportive to  members by engaging and facilitating each of us so that our voice is strong and represented.  One of our goals is to meet more regularly with members to listen to concerns and have a successful year in TVUSD. 

 

WE ARE TVEA!!

Position Specialist Area Rep
Melissa Gibson

VES

tveaspecialistarearep@gmail.com

Elementary Area Rep Squads
SLP, Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses, LCAP
Special Education Committee 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!

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!

Contract Liaison
Alan Underwood

VRMS

tveagovernance@gmail.com

Grievance 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.

29377 Rancho California Rd #206 Temecula, CA 92591  

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