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St. Lucie County CTA/CU Elections and Special Elections for 2018 Results

Thanks to all of you who took the time to vote.  The Election results for the CTA Vice-President and Executive Board Positions and  the  NEA State Delegates are as follows:

Won by Election

Position Name
CTA Vice-President: Rebecca Petrie
Executive Board at Large: Alan Mathison
Executive Board at Large: Tammy Davis
Executive Board at Large: Christine Cirocco
NEA State Delegate: David Freeland
NEA State Delegate: Laura Lovett-Estima


Won by Acclamation

President E. David Freeland
CTA Executive Board Claudia Martin-Vegue
CU Executive Board Pamela Jenkins
CU Secretary LaShawn Floyd
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2018 NEA Representative Assembly Local Delegates Tammy Davis
2018 NEA Representative Assembly Local Delegates Tammy DePace
2018 NEA Representative Assembly Local Delegates E. David Freeland
2018 NEA Representative Assembly Local Delegates Laura Lovett-Estima
2018 NEA Representative Assembly Local Delegates Jesse Steckler
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2018 FEA Delegate Assembly Christine Cirocco
2018 FEA Delegate Assembly Tammy Davis
2018 FEA Delegate Assembly Tammy DePace
2018 FEA Delegate Assembly E. David Freeland
2018 FEA Delegate Assembly Pamela Jenkins
2018 FEA Delegate Assembly Janet Jerome
2018 FEA Delegate Assembly Tiffany Losius
2018 FEA Delegate Assembly Laura Lovett-Estima
2018 FEA Delegate Assembly Rebecca Petrie
2018 FEA Delegate Assembly Rosalyn Wilson
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2018 AFT Convention E. David Freeland
2018 AFT Convention Janet Jerome
2018 AFT Convention Laura Lovett-Estima


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting the office at 772-464-6430.



On February 19, 1968, half of Florida’s teacher workforce walked out of the classroom in protest for better learning environments for their students and increased funding for public schools. Today, we face some of the very same issues that we faced fifty years ago. The legislature has been unwilling to ensure that our schools are adequately funded – and teachers are leaving the profession at an alarming rate.

Sadly, what happened this week is a bleak reminder of the conditions our students are learning in.

After the Stoneman Douglas shooting, there was an outpouring of kind words, thoughts and prayers being sent to those affected by it. But words are not enough. Thoughts and prayers are not enough. We need action.

Click here to see a message from FEA Secretary-Treasurer Luke Flynt

While everyone was still in shock on Wednesday night trying to find out if their loved ones had made it out safely from the school, the Florida legislature was writing amendments that further erode public school funding.

Politicians are not stopping, but neither are we. The Senate is set to hear HB 7055, the bigger, badder version of HB 7069, on Tuesday in the Senate Education Committee. We must keep the pressure on our senators – and ask them to stop this harmful bill. Please take a moment to contact your senator. You can do so using this link to the FEA Action Center:

This week, we will honor bravery. We will honor the courageous teachers that walked out of the classroom fifty years ago, not knowing if they would ever be able to come back. We will honor those who lost their lives at the Stoneman Douglas shooting, and the school’s staff members that put their student’s lives before their own helping them get to safety. FEA and your local union will continue fighting for better learning conditions for our students in public schools.

To commemorate the anniversary of the walkout, we are asking everyone who supports public education to wear black on Tuesday, February 20.
Thank you for everything you do day in and day out. The pain of Wednesday’s shooting will never be forgotten, but together, we will make it through this.

In Solidarity,

Joanne M. McCall, President
Florida Education Association

In the wake of the tragedy at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas HS, we pause to give thanks for the heroic teachers and other school personnel who used their training and caring hearts to protect students from harm and offer our condolences to the families of all who lost their lives today.

Hug your children tomorrow (yours and the ones you borrow from their parents) and let your colleagues know you appreciate them.

We are in this together and here for a reason. 

Something helpful to consider for tomorrow and beyond.


HB 7055 a Train Wreck for Local Public Schools   

The problem?

  • HB7055 “logrolls” dozens of unrelated bills into a monster 198-page bill, amending 58 separate statutes.

  • HB7055 holds the entire public education budget hostage because it makes the budget for education contingent upon passage of the rest of the bill.

  • HB7055 contains a blatant attack on Florida’s teachers and their union by including a decertification provision specifically designed to undermine the leading critic of the legislature’s 20 year scheme to dismantle public education.

  • HB7055 cynically uses the serious problem of bullying to hand over public tax dollars to unaccountable private schools, without actually doing anything to solve the problem of bullying.

  • HB7055 moves Florida further down the slippery slope towards eliminating collective bargaining for public employees.

What Can I Do?

Go to

Type in your address and contact your legislator (by phone or email).

Ask the members of your household, your colleagues, and friends to do the same.

Will You be an Activist?   Sign up for activist alerts by texting feaactivist to 31996 to receive information during the legislative session and election cycle.  By agreeing to receive communication via text, standard message and data rates apply. Text STOP to 31996 to stop. Text HELP for help.

Don’t let your rights go up in flames.
Call or email NOW!!!


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