I want to welcome you to the new school year! As you get your classes ready and make plans for your students, I want to take a moment to say welcome to our newly hired teachers, many of whom I’ve had the chance to meet this past week. I hope you will find Pomona Unified a great place to grow and discover the love of teaching. For everyone else, I hope you had an enjoyable break and took some time to rest and relax. I’m hopeful that our upcoming school year is filled with joys and celebrations. Our first few days will be met with excitement and anticipation, as we kick off the new year with professional development both at the site and districtwide. I am eager to hear your thoughts on these and encourage you to find your APT site reps, introduce or re-introduce yourselves, and provide them feedback.
We will be using our brand new website this year, the same one we tested at the end of last year. I encourage you to have a look at www.pomonateachers.com to get up-to-date information on our union. But we want to hear from you! Use this website to let us know how the year is going or if a specific issue comes up that you think warrants our attention. We are here for you!
Aside from that, I want to thank you in advance for all the work you do for Pomona and the students you serve this year and beyond. I’ll be laying out my vision for the year in another forthcoming email. Our union is strong but there are some inherent challenges upcoming that I’d like to discuss with all of you further. Despite this, know that myself and my team will continue to work hard for you and fight for you because just as our motto says, we are Stronger Together.
APT President 2017-2019