Photographer: Krista King

Photographer: Krista King

CUTA Message to Members from Amanda Fanning (30 September 2014): 

Hello, CUSD Staff,

Welcome back to the 2014-2015 school year! This year begins with nearly forty new certificated members at our sites, some of whom come to us from surrounding districts. Please find a minute in the coming weeks to welcome them to the Carlsbad Family.

This year your CUTA negotiating team wants the bargaining process to begin quickly.  Please take a few minutes to answer this short survey here or through the following link:

Your input is integral to this process and allows us to prioritize your goals and ensure an outcome all members can support. You will have until October 24th to respond.

As with every year, we ask our members to update their contact information so CUTA can share important information in a timely manner.  If you filled out this document last year and have not moved sites or changed your contact information, you don’t need to do anything. If, however, you are a NEW employee or have changed your personal contact information, please take the time to update that information here or through the following link:

Finally, there will be a school board election this November. With four seats up for election, it is more important than ever to “get out the vote.” Both CUTA and LIUNA endorsed Kathy Rallings for school board. Kathy has eighteen years of experience in education and is an excellent candidate. Janet Neilsen, CUTA’s Organizing chair, is working diligently to help elect Kathy. If you are willing to place a sign in your car or in your yard, walk precincts, work in the phone bank, or volunteer in any other capacity, please let your site rep know or email Janet directly.

You can also learn more about Kathy Rallings by visiting our website here. Be sure to “Like” her Facebook page here to receive updated information.

I would like to thank you for taking the time to respond to all of our requests. CUTA is only as strong as its members. YOUR work is what makes US work.  Remember to like our CUTA Facebook page and check in with our website. Both are regularly updated with the latest news. 

Your Voice. Our Union. Our Future.

Amanda Fanning
Carlsbad Unified Teachers Association

CUTA would like to extend a warm welcome the following teachers who are new to our district: 

AOM: Sarah Anderson, Megan Holland, & Baovie Tran

BV: Megan Yearous

CHE: Kimberley Springer (School Psychologist), Gina DuFault,  & Ashley Garcia

CHM: Olin Griffin

CHS: Jessica Allen, Julie Cordaro, Kimberly Croot, Lisa Haavig, & Peter Manzi

CVA: Matt Evans & Marianne Tan

Kelly: Jenilee Pineda, Elena Salah (SLP), Lauren Jury, & Rachel Yakubik

Pac Rim: Cindy Kramer

Pointsettia: Brooke Costa & Gina Wheeler

SCHS: Luz Castaneda, Jeremiah Haynes, Ryan Hobbs (and Valley), Daniel Kramar, Rachel Merino-Ott, Robert Nanz, Jillian Porter, Eric Rasmussen, Andrea Williams

Valley: Amanda Tsoi & Kristin Viner


Congratulations to Maria Teran-Cruz!

Maria was one of the five San Diego County teachers of the year.  We are so lucky to have this fantastic educator in our district. See her press coverage and learn more about the other CUSD teachers of the year. More>

Harper Hold'em

Poker Tournament

Come celebrate Jason's life on October 25th at the third annual Poker (and Bunco) Tournament.  All are welcome and donations are accepted.  This fundraiser supports the Jason Harper Memorial Scholarship.  More> 


CUTA Is happy to endorse Kathy Rallings for CUSD school board.  Read more about this impressive candidate. More>

Be sure to like "CUSD is Ready for Rallings" on Facebook to keep up with the campaign.  More>

SD County School Board Endorsements

Please find an updated list of San Diego County 2014 Endorsed School Board Candidates.  More>

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