Your AEA “Team” is made up of teacher bargainers who are representative of the Union membership. Team members are nominated by the President, approved by the Executive Board, and they serve 5-year terms. The Bargaining Team is charged with directing the bargaining process on behalf of the Association on matters pertaining to salary and working conditions. Salary, health benefits, transfers, leaves and the length of the work day are all mandatory subjects of bargaining under state law. If its competitive salary, quality health care or effective problem solving that “floats your boat,” then it’s time you talk with the AEA President about serving on the AEA’s Bargaining “Team”.
(Front left to right) Jeri Creese, Robert Strickler, Sharon Weaver
(Back) Kevin Jones, Valorie Luke, Rosemary Louissaint, Kendra Borja, Bob Carson
Bargaining Team Bios
Jeri Creese: During my 30 year journey in Antioch, I have taught at Mission, Kimball, Turner and Jack London. I am currently teaching Physical Education to my Fit-n-Fun children at Jack London. My goal as a bargaining team member is to represent our teachers and work for a contract settlement that supports their needs.
Robert Strickler: I have been a teacher in Antioch since 1988 and have been involved with AEA for more than ten years. I have been a school site rep, grievance rep, the bargaining chair, and the AEA Treasurer. I am currently your AEA President and serve on CTA State Council. I believe in advocating for all teachers, protecting teacher’s rights, and protecting the contract.
Sharon Weaver: I have been in Special Education since 1983. I was hired as a Special Day Class Teacher at Sutter in August, 1989. After getting my Resource Specialist Authorization, I split my time between Bidwell and Turner however I’m now full time at Turner. I want to represent the interests of all Special Education service providers at the bargaining table.
Kevin Jones: I have taught in Antioch for 23 years working at Sutter, Antioch Junior High/Middle, and Antioch High. I currently teach in the EDGE Academy of Engineering at Antioch High. I have served as the AEA Vice-President, grievance coordinator, and on the bargaining team for the past 12 years. My areas of expertise on the team are health benefits, budget and data analysis.
Rosemary Louissaint: As your CTA Staff Representative, it is my pleasure working with your dedicated bargaining team. I bring to the table many years of bargaining experience, over 20 years of advocating for teachers, and 23 years of teaching experience.
Kendra Borja: I began teaching kindergarten in 2003 in a job share at Bidwell, then moved to Belshaw where I continued in kindergarten and moved to 4th grade and now 2nd grade. I’ve been a site rep for AEA and recently joined the bargaining team. I look forward to supporting student success by settling a fair contract for teachers.
Bob Carson: I have been a history teacher in the AUSD for more than 15 years and currently teach at Park Middle School. I have also served as a site rep for Park as well being a member of the ONE Team. I will work hard to ensure we reach a contract settlement that is fair and protective of teacher rights.