SADDLEBACK VALLEY EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION
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JIM WEHAN NOMINATION
SVEA SERVICE AWARD
Nominations for the 2021 Jim Wehan/SVEA Service Award are now being solicited. This special award is intended for an individual who has provided exemplary leadership, advocacy, and/or assistance to Association members. It is named in honor of a founding member and long-time leader in SVEA, Jim Wehan.
For over twenty years, Jim was a teacher advocate here in SVUSD. He worked as a building rep., served on various SVEA committees, held the position of president for several years, and eventually became our chief negotiator and contract manager. His efforts on behalf of SVEA and its members helped, in many ways, to make this a better place to work. Nominations reflecting this sort of commitment and service are now encouraged for the 2021 SVEA Service Award.
Nominations should be submitted on the form below, and should include a statement about the nominee’s contributions to SVEA and its members. Specific information about the type and extent of the service provided by the nominee will help the selection committee and would be very much appreciated. The form must be signed by the SVEA member who is making the nomination AND by a seconder (also a member).
All duly submitted nominations are viewed by a committee. This committee will, in turn, recommend a recipient of the SVEA Service Award to the Executive Board. Your submission of a nomination for this high honor is strongly encouraged. The deadline for SVEA’s receipt of nominations is Tuesday, May 7, at 3:00 PM.
Past winners of the award are Jim Wehan (’92), Leila Maxson (’93), Bonnie Chadd (’94), Jim Shields (’95), Mike Gallups (’96), Vicki Loughran (’97), George Anderson (’98), Lou Ann Wiese/Gay Overstreet (’99), Patty Stewart (’00), Diana Stone (’01), Pat Downey (’02), Lynn Lucas (’03), Janet Henry (’04), Gary Barker (’05), Bruce Teel (’06), Susan Berner (’07), Cece Pollin (’08), Barbara Schulman (’09), Pam Bisson (’10), Gregg Swenson (’11) Charlotte Hansen (’12), Daniel Moon (’14), Chrissy Brothwell (’15), Joyanne Goodfellow (’16), Denise Bradford (’17), Charmaine Potter ('18),
ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 5/7/2021 @ 3:00 PM
TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Cielo Vista Elementary Anissa Wallace
Cordillera Elementary Jill Snyder
Del Cerro Elementary Robyn Fischbach
Deportola Elementary Rhonee Gaedicke
Del Lago Elementary Courtney Wessel
El Toro High School Monica Hinds
Esperanza Elementary Mary Margheim
Foothill Ranch Elementary Christina Jimenez
Gates Elementary Alondra Diaz
Glen Yermo Julie Gries
La Madera Elementary Linda Peterson
La Paz Intermediate Shavaun Gonsior
Lake Forest Elementary Paula Obermeyer
Linda Vista Elementary Michelle McGrew
Lomarena Elementary Tracey Higgins
Los Alisos Intermediate Chris Hixson
Mission Viejo High School Shay Sharp
Melinda Heights Elementary Tammy Strand
Montivideo ElementaryCindy Pieterse
Portoloa Hills Elementary Pam Padian
Rancho Canada Elementary Nikki Portnoff
RSM Intermediate Ann Diabeti
San Joaquin Elementary Karla Turner
Santiago STEAM Magnet Laura Escutia
Serrano Intermediate Andi Suter
Silverado High School Rachael Curtis
Trabuco Hills High School Lindsay Casserly
Trabuco Mesa Elementary Ashley Evans
Valencia Elementary Jay Grimm
SADDLEBACK VALLEY EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION AT A GLANCE
Our Educators Association knows that strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our united collective. Back in 2000, our founding leaders realized that by working together we could overcome challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to join forces as Saddleback Valley Educators Association.
ISSUES AND ACTIONS
In Pursuit of Progress
Saddleback Valley Educators Association is proud to support and push for change throughout the labor landscape. This is a very serious issue that impacts workers worldwide. We address this issue head on, and rally the support and resources needed to make change a reality. If you would like to find out more information about this issue, as well as others, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Saddleback Valley Educators Association is truly passionate about this issue, as it is one that impacts so many people all over the world. We hold this issue close to our hearts, working day in and day out to find ways to improve the cause of workers. Saddleback Valley Educators Association aims to maintain balance within the labor system, and will keep pushing until the right deal is reached.
This particular labor campaign has been increasingly gaining coverage all over the world. Why exactly? It is an issue that needs to be addressed, and heavily discussed among politicians and industry-experts alike. Saddleback Valley Educators Association is pushing for change, and is doing everything we can to see a brighter future.
CONTACT SADDLEBACK VALLEY EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION
25201 Paseo De Alicia # 150, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, USA