Aug 14

Teachers Supporting Teachers


Aug 11

Did You Know…

VEA/CTA/NEA members are entitled to 2 free magazines a year! Click the link below to order yours.

Member Benefits – Magazines

Aug 11

Relay for Life

Team VEA made its debut at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
Over 25 VEA members participated and raised over $1,300.



Aug 11

Teacher Resource Center of the North Bay Grand Opening!

Free giveaways make happy teachers!
The Teacher Resource Center of the North Bay had a successful opening on July 28.


May 30

Teacher Resource Center of the North Bay

VEA is pleased to announce that the Teacher Resource Center of the North Bay will be opening a branch in Vallejo. Starting on July 28, 2015, this great resource will give free supplies to teachers of VCUSD. Visits will be by appointment only. Go to the calendar on this website and make your appointment now!

Teacher Resource Center

May 30

Back to School

-VEA Back-to-School Breakfast
-Tuesday, August 18th
-Jesse Bethel High School Student Union

Back to School









May 30

Summer Institute

Summer Institute






The premier workshop of its kind, CTA’s Summer Institute takes place at UCLA. Offering a variety of sessions in to assist chapter leaders in the day-to-day representation of their members.

This week-long event will feature hands-on activities to hone the skills needed to meet the challenges of the coming year.

The Summer Institute offers nine strands or tracks of instruction that span the entire week (Sunday to Thursday) and two that are two-and-a-half days (running either Sunday through Tuesday, or Tuesday through Thursday). Here’s the list of available strands/tracks.

Full Week:
• Communications Strand
• Member Benefits Strand
• Negotiations and Organizational Development (NOD) Strand
o Emerging Leaders Track
o Essential Bargaining Skills Track
o Advanced Bargaining Skills Track
o School Finance Track

Partial Week:
• Instruction and Professional Development (IPD) Strand
• Community Engagement and Coalition Building Strand
• Health & Welfare Issues for Active Members and Retirees
• Legal Strand
o Track I – Group Rights
o Track II – Individual Rights
Participants register for the track of their choice. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Some strands/tracks fill up quickly, so it is important to register as early as possible. You may be wait-listed if your first choice is not available at registration. You will be given the opportunity to register for other available strands/tracks while you are wait-listed for your first choice.
If you’d like to apply, please fill out the Conference Request Form that can be found at

May 07

VEA Election Results


President                          Sheila Gradwohl

Vice President                 Marneé McKenzie

Secretary                          Katie Vevoda

High School Director     Bruce S. Wilson

Elementary Director       Kevin Steele

Child Dev./T-K  Dir.          Loree Tackmier

K-8 Director                     Charla Yakabe

Calendars for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years ratified with 83% approval.

Feb 27



Happy RetirementVEA is pleased to announce that, Pending final approval by the school board, a $5,000. retirement bonus will be offered to the first 20 members who notify the District that they will retire at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.  Notification must be received by the District Office by April 13, 2015.  The incentive is a $5,000. bonus payable at the completion of the school year.  Members who work less than full-time will receive a prorated amount.   


FYI:  This will NOT count toward your salary; it is a ONE-TIME bonus payment. 

If you have any questions concerning this bonus, please email Sheila Gradwohl at or call 707-552-8487.

Jan 29

The Monthly Dues for 2014-2015 are now REVISED

Monthly Dues 2014-2015 Revised

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