Our members, having a great time at the New Educator Conference!

“The CTA New Educator’s Conference was a great professional development event to attend as a new teacher. The breakout sessions included workshops on classroom management, pedagogy, assessment, and healthy living that were helpful for me as a first year teacher establishing myself as an educator. I also really enjoyed networking with new educators from my local and from across the state!”

Eric Estes

Willis Jepson Middle School

History Teacher

The conference was incredible and I am so grateful I was selected! There were a lot of resources from workshops that I am actually already implementing. I was able to organize my Google drive and some of the behavior management techniques were helpful too. It was great to meet people with shared interests and common experiences. I truly felt that CTA values me as an educator and appreciate the time and effort they put in to give us a forum to learn about “All the Things”. Contracts and dues are a complicated thing and this conference helped me put it all into perspective. I feel privileged to be part of a dedicated and hard-working union! It was an inspiring, motivating weekend and I have made some great connections as well as feel empowered to be a better educator that will break the 5 year curse.

Thanks again for everything!!!

Randi Fien

Hemlock Elementary School


Overall it was great! I just wish there was more for SPED and ideas for ELD students.  But maybe that would have to be a totally separate conference.

I liked all of the classroom management ideas 🙂

Lyndsey O’Dwyer

Browns Valley Elementary School


The Vacaville Teachers Association is a collective of hard working educators.  To have the opportunity to support our first and second year teachers at the New Educators Conference is the best part of Member Engagement.  I was privileged to join such a great group of new and veteran educators!

Alyson Brauning

Vacaville Teachers Association Vice President

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