State Council of Education & NEA Representative Assembly
CTA's top policy-making body is the State Council of Education. CTA is rigorously democratic. Its structure gives members the ultimate voice in what the Association does. By secret ballot, you and your colleagues elect the 760-plus members of the State Council of Education, CTA’s highest governing body. Meeting four times a year, State Council sets policy for the organization, adopts the budget, determines dues, recommends expenditures to the board, elects the executive officers and 21 other members of the board of directors and performs other similar duties. In addition to the four State Council meetings, State Council Reps attend Service Center Council meetings also. Our San Gorgonio Service Center meets additional four times per year. TVEA has its own three elected members on state council Alan Underwood, Steve Campos and Raul Miranda.
Hello, my name is Alan Underwood and I am very excited to be the newest member to the State Council for TVEA. This will be my first year of a three year term. I hope to be a strong voice for our local serving on committees and bringing your business to the floor of the council as needed. This is my 6th year in Temecula Valley and I just moved from 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 13th year of teaching and I have taught in several districts in Southern California.
Being one of the many teachers who felt the pain of a pink slip during the recession, I value what the union brings as far as representation and advocacy, but I see the union as much more than that. TVEA, to me, represents an opportunity for teachers to share their experience and their expertise with each other to make us better educators. It represents an opportunity to advocate for our peers and our students. I believe that TVEA is a place where we can share our dedication to our students and a commitment to our craft. Thank you for allowing me to represent you at State Council and serve you all on the Executive Board.
Greetings! My name is Steve Campos and I am one of the elected TVEA State Council representatives. I have learned a lot this past year in my new position. I am a part of the School Safety and School Management team at State Council so please contact me if you have any safety/management concerns so I can bring them to our quarterly CTA State Council meetings.
Since the inception of the LCAP process, I have been actively involved in attending regional CAP meetings, or anything LCAP (CTA/TVUSD) and have been a part of the TVEA LCAP Consult Committee for the past two years.
I am entering my 21st year teaching middle school PE. I have spent the past 13 years here at TVUSD. I am entering my 6th year at VRMS. I have also taught in Hawthorne and Moreno Valley. I am happily married to my wife of 21 years and the father of three awesome children!
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to represent you at State Council and recently being elected as a State/Local Delegate to the NEA RA this past summer in Minnesota, what an experience!...as well as, being on the TVEA Executive Board.
Hola compañeros- My name is Raúl Miranda. First of all, I want to express my gratitude to all members that voted for me to serve as their representative for California State Council with the California Teachers Association (CTA). As one of the newest elected representatives for CTA State Council, my primary and personal goal is to represent all teachers and members.
I have worked as a teacher for over twenty years. I have been in teaching in Temecula since August of 2000. I received my undergraduate degree from San Diego State University and completed my Education specialist credential and Masters in Education at California State University, San Marcos. I attended the United States Coast Guard Academy and I am a proud veteran of U.S. Coast Guard.
I started my career in teaching in Temecula at Temecula Valley High school and I am currently teaching at Great Oak High school as a RSP/Science Education Specialist. I served as a Temecula Valley Educators Association (TVEA) site Representative for the past 16 years. I was elected as High school area representative and participated on the executive board. Recently, I was elected to serve on CTA State council as a representative for TVEA. I was selected to serve on the Governor’s Special education panel on AB 2040. I was also selected to serve as a member of Instructional leadership Committee. (ILC) created by CTA, National board research center on education, and Stanford center on Education. I am excited to serve as TVEA representative for CTA State council and grateful for the opportunity.
I am grateful for many things in life especially my family, my wife and best friend Jackie and our two incredible sons Rafael and Adrian. I enjoy traveling and exploring new places with my family. My favorite places are the island of Maui, Mexico, and the Imperial Valley desert. I look forward to each moment in life and cherish mindfulness every day. I believe that life is very special and precious-Life should be about wanting what we have instead of having what we want. So let's have a great academic school year! My own personal Life quote- "Be mindful, Ambitious, and practice gratitude every day.