Newark Teachers Association

Students First

Welcome

26 August 2018
Dear NTA Members and other Certificated Staff,

I hope you had a great first week and that your year has started off filled with excitement and hope.  I've composed a short survey for you to complete to offer some feedback to your NTA Executive Board.

The survey is not automatically collecting email information, but I am asking that you provide your personal contact information to be used to send NTA specific communications to you privately (off of District email).

Thank you and enjoy the first full week with students! I wish you the best year possible filled with positive and rewarding experiences.

Timothy Merritt 
Newark Teachers Association, President 



CTA Issues Contacts

NTA Executive Board is committed to serving all students and members.  It is important for us to be informed of current issues and to react appropriately.  We are looking for three dedicated members to serve in the roles of Human Rights Contact, LGBTQ+ Contact, and Women's Issues Contact. Please send a message to NTANewark@gmail.com if you are interested or if you have someone you would like to nominate to fill these very important roles for our association. 

California Teachers Association 

Human Rights Contact 
Job Description: 
  • Participate on the Chapter Representative/Executive Council. 
  • Monitor implementation of Chapter human rights goals and objectives. 
  • Participate in Association training programs in human rights areas. 
  • Encourage members to participate in the GLBT Safety in Schools Grant and Scholarship Program in Honor of Guy DeRosa, CTA Scholarship Program, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, and the César Chávez Memorial Education Awards Program through support of the Institute for Teaching. 
  • Raise the awareness of the Association to human and civil rights issues as well as community outreach issues. 
  • Offer leadership in the development of human rights programs in the Association and in the educational profession. 
  • Monitor the involvement and participation of a broad segment of the membership (including minorities) in the policy-making process and in all practical operations at all levels of the Association. Identify and analyze human rights problem areas within the schools and community. 
  • Provide ongoing and continuous multicultural training for staff, Association leaders and members. 
  • Work to include language in the local contract protecting civil and professional rights.

LGBTQ+ Contact 
Job Description: 
  • Monitor implementation of Federal and California laws, CTA, Chapter and Service Center goals and objectives as it applies to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students and members. 
  • Participate in the Chapter Executive Board or Service Center Council. 
  • Participate in Association Human Rights and LGBTQ+ training programs. 
  • Encourage members to participate in the GLBT Safety in Schools Grant and Scholarship Program in Honor of Guy DeRosa, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, César Chávez Memorial Education Awards Program and the CTA Human Rights Awards. 
  • Raise the awareness of the Association to issues and concerns affecting LGBTQ+ members and youth. 
  • Offer leadership in the development of LGBTQ+ programs in the Association and in school districts. 
  • Monitor and encourage the involvement and participation of LGBTQ+ members in the policy-making process and in all practical operations at all levels of the Association. 
  • Identify and analyze LGBTQ+ concerns within the schools and community and report these concerns to the Association. 
  • Participate in professional development committees within CTA and in school districts to provide ongoing and continuous opportunities for LGBTQ+ and Unconscious Bias training for staff, Association leaders and members. 
  • Work to include language in the local bargaining contracts, protecting civil and professional rights of LGBTQ+ members. 
  • Provide perspectives of LGBTQ+ youth considerations in “Student First” conversations.

Women’s Issues Contact 
Job Description: 
  • Participate on the Chapter Representative/Executive Council. 
  • Monitor implementation of Chapter women’s affairs goals and objectives. 
  • Participate in Association training programs in areas of women’s issues. 
  • Encourage members to participate in the GLBT Safety in Schools Grant and Scholarship Program in Honor of Guy DeRosa, CTA Scholarship Program, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund and the César Chávez Memorial Education Awards Program through support of the Institute for Teaching.  Raise the awareness of the Association in respect to women’s and community outreach issues. 
  • Offer leadership in the development of women’s issues programs in the Association and in the educational profession. 
  • Monitor the involvement and participation of a broad segment of the membership (including minorities) in the policy-making process and in all practical operations at all levels of the Association. 
  • Identify, analyze, and provide resources as they relate to women’s issues within the schools, chapter and community. 
  • Provide ongoing and continuous multicultural training for staff, Association leaders and members that address women’s issues. 
  • Work to include language in the local contract protecting civil and professional rights as they pertain to women’s issues.

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