Why are you an educator?
I am an educator because when I was a child, I had difficulty reading because most of my elementary teachers didn’t make reading enjoyable or engaging. So, I decided that when I have my own classroom I will make sure that I show my students that reading is not only essential to their whole academic career, it can be fun as well.
What do you enjoy most about your career?
What I enjoy most about my career is seeing that “Ah-Ha!” moment my students have using all the math strategies that I taught them this year. I enjoy showing my students that anyone with drive and determination can master any math skill.
What do you do in your spare/free time?
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my wife and almost 2 year old son, watching football games GO EAGLES!, and reading.
What does being a member of the Vacaville Teachers Association mean to you?
For me, being a member of the VTA means that I am a part of a group that has my best interests and celebrates teachers in a very unique and special way.
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126.96.36.199 A unit member may use his/her accumulated personal leave for the following reasons:
188.8.131.52.2 Death, accident involving person or property, or illness in a unit member’s family. This may include, but is not limited to: spouse; children; parents; sibling; grandparents; grandchildren; mother-in-law or father- in-law; daughter-in-law or son-in-law; or any relative or dependent residing in the unit member’s immediate household.
184.108.40.206.3 Appearance in court as a litigant.
220.127.116.11.4 Observance of religious holidays.
18.104.22.168 The unit member shall not be required to secure advance permission for use of personal leave.
6.2.2 Personal Option Leave (POL)
22.214.171.124 Unit members may use up to three (3) days per year of Personal Leave accumulated under Article 6.1 as Personal Option Leave. Unit members who have exhausted their balance of Personal Leave granted under Article 6.1 are not eligible for Personal Option Leave. Personal Option Leave days may not be accumulated and/or carried over from year to year.
126.96.36.199 Person Option Leave may be used for personal necessities including family related matters that occur during the workday or professional growth to attend conferences, travel/study programs, or other professional activities. Personal Option Leave may not be used for other employment, withholding of services or activities normally considered to be related to recreation or vacation.
188.8.131.52 A fourth and fifth day of Personal Option Leave may be taken annually from accumulated Personal Leave and must be utilized for the purpose of participation in professional development activities that are directly related to the unit member’s current or future assignment(s), credential(s) and/or degree(s). A unit member must provide notice to, but not have to get approval from, his/her administrator for the use of these two (2) Personal Option Leave days.