UTLA Standing Committees

UTLA has 42 Standing Committees that help formulate UTLA policy and contract proposals, hold educational conferences and field trips and sponsor scholarship awards. Committees reflect a wide range of interests and specialties, from physical education to National Board certification to school safety.

Membership in committees is open to all UTLA members. The best way to get involved is to attend one of the committee's regular meetings.

 

Committees

(Updated March 15, 2017)

  • Adult Ed
    Chair: Sergio Hernandez
    Email: Adult Ed Committee
    Location: N/A
     
  • African-America Education
    Chair: 
    Frances Copeland
    Email: drdean25@aol.com
    Location: Sub Pool East
     
  • Arts Education
    Chair: 
    Ginger Fox
    Email: gingfox@sbcglobal.net
    Location: Itinerant Elementary Arts Program (Citywide)
     
  • Asian-Pacific
    Chair: Jennie Duggan
    Email: jduggan@utla.net
    Location: E.P.Willenberg SEC
     
  • Bilingual Education
    Chair: Marina Salas
    Email: msalasbildir@utla.net
    Location: 
    Hoover Street ES
     
  • Capably Disabled Teachers Committee
    Chair: 
    Janis Lukstein
    Email: calkeypals@aol.com
    Location:
    Substitute Teacher South 1 Calling Area Chapter Chair
     
  • Charter School
    Chair: N/A
    Email: N/A
    Location: N/A
     
  • Displaced Teachers
    Chair: 
    Laurie Woerfel
    Email: heldinlove@aol.com
    Location: 
    Edison ES
     
  • Early Childhood Education
    Chair: Andrew Schwartz
    Email: andrewschwartz@aol.com
    Location: Chase EEC
     
  • Educational Policies & Curriculum
    Chair: Marisa Crabtree
    Email: mcrabtree100@pointloma.edu
    Location: Lincoln HS
     
  • Elementary Committee
    Chair: Ingrid Gunnell
    Email: igunnell@hotmail.com
    Location:
    Beaudry Building
     
  • Gay and Lesbian Issues (GALIC)
    Chair: Donald Willis
    Email: donaldwillis1@gmail.com
    Location:
    Cimarron ES
     
  • Health & Human Services
    Chair: Norlon Davis
    Email: ndavis@utla.net
    Location: PSA Counselors
     
  • Human Rights
    Chair: David Feldman
    Email: radiohead261@aol.com
    Location: Santee HS
     
  • Inner City
    Chair: N/A
    Email: N/A
    Location: N/A
     
  • Instructional Coaches
    Chair: N/A
    Email: N/A
    Location: N/A
     
  • Kindergarten Teachers
    Chair: N/A
    Email: N/A
    Location: N/A
     
  • Library Professionals
    Chair: 
    Carroll Blair
    Email: blair.carroll@gmail.com
    Location:
    Millikan HS
     
  • Middle School
    Chair:
    Brett Lewis
    Email: erbidna@gmail.com
    Location: N/A
     
  • Military & Veteran's Affairs
    Chair: 
    N/A
    Email: N/A
    Location: N/A
     
  • Multi-Track
    Chair: 
    N/A
    Email: N/A
    Location: N/A
     
  • National Board Certified Teachers
    Chair: 
    N/A
    Email: N/A
    Location: N/A
     
  • Non-Classroom, Non-School Site
    Chair: 
    N/A
    Email: N/A
    Location: N/A
     
  • Options
    Chair: 
    Warren Fletcher
    Email: wwfletcher123@gmail.com
    Location: City of Angels
     
  • PACE
    Chair: 
    Marco Flores
    Email: m_a_flores@yahoo.com
    Location: City of Angels
     
  • Physical Education
    Chair:
    Maria Isabel Molina
    Email: mim9087@yahoo.com
    Location: King MS
     
  • Pre-Retirement Issues Committee
    Chair:
    Eric Young
    Email: eyoung59@gmail.com
    Location: N/A
     
  • Professional Rights & Responsibilities
    Chair: Brian Muller
    Email: drbrianmuller@gmail.com
    Location: San Fernando HS
     
  • Psychologists
    Chair: N/A
    Email: N/A
    Location: N/A
     
  • Raza Ed 
    Chair: Kelly Flores
    Email: florexk@gmail.com
    Location: Hawkins HS CHAS
     
  • Raza Ed 
    Chair: Kelly Flores
    Email: florexk@gmail.com
    Location: Hawkins HS CHAS
     
  • Salary & School Finance
    Chair: Lisa Karahalios 
    Email: liliykat8@gmail.com
    Location: City of Angels
     
  • School/Community Relations
    Chair: Lorena T. Valenzuela 
    Email: lorenatv@aol.com
    Location: BACA Arts Academy
     
  • Secondary 
    Chair: Diane Newell
    Email: dianenewell@aol.com
    Location: Sepulveda MS
     
  • Secondary Counselors
    Chair: Reina Gallardo
    Email: reinareina.gallardo@yahoo.com
    Location: Sepulveda MS
     
  • Special Education
    Chair: Jeremy John Mohr
    Email: louannovak@msn.com
    Location: Pacific Blvd.
     
  • Speech & Language Therapists
    Chair: N/A
    Email: N/A
    Location: N/A
     
  • Substitutes
    Chair: Greg Russell
    Email: greg.russell@netzero.net
    Location: Citywide
     
  • Support Cadre Resisting Administrative Maltreatment (SCRAM)
    Chair: N/A
    Email: N/A
    Location: N/A
     
  • Unjustly Housed Teachers Committee
    Chair: Junnie Verceles
    Email: jverceles213@gmail.com
    Location: N/A
     
  • UTLA Represented Charter Schools
    Chair: N/A
    Email: N/A
    Location: N/A
     
  • Violence Prevention School Safety
    Chair: M. Wilkins
    Email: edgeucartionnewmedia@yahoo.com
    Location: Lincoln HS
     
  • Women's Education
    Chair: Robin Potash
    Email: robinpotash529@gmail.com
    Location: Wadsworth ES