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Who We Are

The Education Association of St. Lucie is a labor union whose purpose is to advocate for all education employees and the best public schools.

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Priorities

Bargain wages, benefits, and contract language that encourages both the recruitment of outstanding employees and the retention of those employees who have made a commitment to work in St. Lucie County.

Support members at their worksites by supporting our current cadre of Worksite Leaders and to recruit new Worksite Leaders to expand our ability to advocate for our members at the worksite level.

Promote the Union’s commitment to excellence in public education with high-quality professional development, worksite leader identification and development, and ongoing local, state, and national advocacy for sound public education policy.

- E. David Freeland

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Governing Policies

Our History

Partnerships

  We Believe 

 

All education employees are valuable to the public education system and deserve:

To earn a professional wage and secure retirement.

To have benefits that encourage personal health and wellness.

To be encouraged to participate meaningfully in decision-making about their students, their curriculum, and their daily work as other professionals do.

To improve their practice and skills through continuous, meaningful, professional development, mentoring, and support designed to foster career advancement and personal growth.

To have leaders who foster a culture of cooperative participation at the workplace.

To utilize the benefit of collective bargaining rights and representation when necessary without the fear of repercussions or reprisals.

To have leaders and a School Board that act in ways that encourage career-long district employment.

  Our Mission 

To work for the continuous improvement of instruction in St. Lucie County toward the end that every child obtains the best education that the community can offer.

To establish the active participation of our members in the formulation of educational policies, and to promote the highest standard of professional practices.

To advance the economic and professional interests of our members through formal negotiations with the St. Lucie County School Board.

To protect our members’ rights whenever necessary.

To guarantee our members’ rights to due process.

To make our members aware of their political responsibilities.

To cooperate to the fullest extent with the labor movement and to work for a progressive labor philosophy to awaken in all members a labor consciousness and a sense of solidarity with labor.

To seek relationships with other organizations to promote the public school system.

To promote education as a social agent for developing the capacities of the young, for enlightening adults, and for working toward a society motivated by the ideal of service and democratic participation.

To serve as the leader in protecting the significance of public education in Florida and advancing both quality and equality in the public education system.

 

Leaders of EASL 3616 

Executive Board

The EASL 3616 Executive Board is comprised of Elected Members who work tirelessly toward our Union Missions and the Rights of Educators in St. Lucie County and further.

E. David Freeland

E. David Freeland

CTU/CU President

Laura Lovette-Estima

Laura Lovette-Estima

EASL Treasurer

Garry Athill

Garry Athill

Executive Board ProTech

Tammy Davis

Tammy Davis

Executive Member at Large

Rebecca Petrie

Rebecca Petrie

CTA Vice President

Claudia Martin-Vegue

Claudia Martin-Vegue

Executive Member at Large

Colleen Peterson

Colleen Peterson

CTA Secretary

Alan Mathison

Alan Mathison

Executive Member at Large

Christine Derry

Christine Derry

Executive Member at Large

Sandy Rohn

Sandy Rohn

CU Vice President

Ralph Marks

Ralph Marks

ProTech Vice President

LaShawn Floyd

LaShawn Floyd

CU Secretary

Pamela Jenkins

Pamela Jenkins

Executive Board CU

Cynthia Poole

Cynthia Poole

Retired Chapter President

LEADERS OF EASL 3616

Our Staff

Lucy Bravo

Lucy Bravo

Organizing and Member Advocacy Specialist

Maureen Sinnott

Maureen Sinnott

EASL Member Support Specialist

Barbra Ziegler

Barbra Ziegler

EASL Office Manager

Professional Development

The Education Association of St. Lucie develops valuable Professional Developments for its members to take advantage of. Check out our schedule for upcoming workshops and events. For more information, contact our office.

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