August 7, 2017
Good Morning Colleagues,
Wow! Where did summer go?
Welcome back. I truly hope you all took time to relax and refuel a bit over
While I am pretty sure there are a few of you who are already wondering what the year will include, what changes will come our way, and most
importantly, what will our class makeup look like. Before you officially get into classrooms, I encourage you to take a few moments to think about how you will maintain balance in your life… balance isn't about better time management..., but better boundary management. ...Balance means making choices and enjoying those choices. ...Your self-care is most important to your well-being. What do you do that puts a smile on your face, that slows down your heart beat, that helps remind you of your purpose? Start planning what part of every day you will carve out for your self-care..Let me leave you with a visual from one of my favorite picture books, or mentor text, which is the term used nowadays. Do you know the book Swimmy, by Leo Leoni? Remember that single black fish in the story that was different? He rallied the others to join together. Every fish was part of making a bigger fish, that happily swam in the sea. Let's make a fish like Swimmy as we come together to start another new school year. Focus on where you want to go not the fear of getting there. Let me quickly introduce the entire STA leadership team.
Vice President- Maritza de lady Cruz at SC
Treasurer- Sandy Belanger FO
Recording Secretary - Michele Collins HE
Corresponding secretary - Carleen Schute RV
Bay Valley Representative & Web Master- Janice Elam
Parliamentarian- Amy King PL
Election chairs - Shana Morda and Samantha Ford
Membership - Wendy Humphries -MV
Bargaining team - Steve Goldstein -TE
Liz Hand- PL
Camryn Arnold -WC
Megan Bean- HE
Thank you to our site reps...BP: Cathy Demidow
RV: Sue O Brien
SK: Shellie Dungan
RO: Keni Dawkins
SC: Barbara Marin
MV: Jamie Pawlak
TE: Michelle White
HE: Karen Sterkel
EM: Lauren Pfenning
NP: Laura Trocha
Site reps please be sure to take a platter of donuts back to your sites.
We've got plenty.August 16, 2016
Deborah S. Rocha
Supporting Positive Choices and Infinite Possibilities for our Youth
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."