California Educator

March 2013

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Secretary-treasurer-elect's statement At the January State Council meeting, Mikki Cichocki was reelected secretary-treasurer of CTA. Cichocki is a member of the San Bernardino Teachers Association. Her second term as secretary-treasurer begins June 26. Although Cichocki ran unopposed, a campaign statement was submitted by the candidate. This unedited statement was limited to 400 words. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed are those of the candidate and not necessarily those of CTA. MIKKI CICHOCKI I will continue to actively listen to diverse voices in order to I wish to start by thanking the members of state council for reelecting me to my second term as your Secretary-Treasurer. create a stronger and more effective organization. I will continue I am honored by your confidence in me. I pledge to continue the ensuring that every member has access to all levels of our work of keeping CTA fiscally sound, activating our membership, organization and provide ongoing opportunities for members to grow into CTA leadership positions. My commitment to protecting public education and speaking out on behalf intensive member engagement is unwavering because of the children of California. CTA must continue to move I believe we need to grow the next generation of CTA forward with strength and I will not let you down. leadership. CTA has seen many challenges and successes in Public education continues to be at a crossroads and the 18 months that I have been an officer. Our election we must move forward in advocacy for all. Your team of victories in November were crucial to school funding and officers has the drive and energy to navigate us through the maintenance of our collective political voice. I salute the challenges and opportunities yet to come. Together each and every one of you who walked a precinct, made Cichocki we will protect public education. Together we will fight a phone call, wrote a postcard, or talked to a friend. We for the rights of our members. Together we will work to did it and we did it because CTA is truly a team. I am privileged to be a member of another team — our team of CTA protect and enhance funding for public education and champion officers. President Dean Vogel and Vice President Eric Heins are CTA as the driving force for a quality education for every student. We are one. amazing leaders and the three of us together are a force to be reckoned with. We need to keep our team together. I wholeheartedly endorse Dean and Eric in their bids for re-election. I could not continue to do what I do without them at my side. When you're ready to make a greater impact When you're ready to advance your career You are ready for American Public University American Public University is ready to help you move your career forward. We offer respected degrees in Online Teaching and Learning, Educational Leadership, and School Counseling. And people are taking notice. We've been nationally recognized by the Sloan Consortium for effective practices in online education, and 99% of employers surveyed would hire one of our graduates again.* When you're ready, visit *APUS Alumni Employer Survey, January 2011-December 2011 44 We want you to make an informed decision about the university that's right for you. For more information about the graduation rate and median debt of students who completed each program, as well as other important information-visit California Educator March 2013

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