Meet your Executive Board

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

 

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
tvea@verizon.net

Jeff Kingsberg is beginning his third two-year term as TVEA President and is honored to serve you.  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 its opening.
 

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 (28), a UC Riverside grad has her Masters’ Degree and is employed with the Center for Autism Related Disorders (CARD), and Sydney (22) graduated from UC Berkeley in May 2018 and will be seeking a teaching or counseling credential. Jeff’s wife of 30 years, Rosemarie is a high school English teacher in Hemet Unified. In summers, they enjoy traveling together to interesting places within the United States and throughout Europe.

Secretary
Amy Eytchison
TES - Email Amy

 

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 - Email Anastasia

 

Anastasia has been a teacher for 28 years. This is her 15th 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.

 

Anastasia has been involved in TVEA as a member and a Site Representative and is looking forward to working with the Executive Board, Leadership Council, and supporting individual members however she can. TVEA leadership advocates for its members and ALL member interests. As an elementary representative, Anastasia hopes to support and engage members so that our collective voice will be heard.

 

During her time off, Anastasia enjoys traveling, hiking, hanging out at the beach, and spending time with her family. She has been married for 27 years and has three grown children.

Position Specialist Area Rep
Melissa Gibson

TVHS - Email Melissa

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 fifth year working for TVUSD. At present, she is an SLP at Margarita Middle School and Temecula Valley High School. Last year she served as the Position Specialist Representative for SLPs. This is her first year 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!

High School Area Rep
Dawn Murray-Sibby
TVHS - Email Dawn

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!

1st Vice President
Edgar Diaz
GMS - Email Edgar

 

¡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 - Email Mike

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 - Email Karie

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!!

Middle School Area Rep
Lauren Davis

DMS - Email Lauren

 

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!

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