Manuela’s Mailbox Archive

Hello APT members!

Welcome to Manuela’s Mailbox! This will be my way of communicating important information and news to you.

For those of you who don’t know me, I assumed the role of President at the end of August. I have been in the district for 27 years as an elementary teacher. I have served in various APT leadership positions for 15 years, most recently as your Second Vice President. I pride myself on being open and available to all members.

CONGRATULATIONS and welcome to the new officers: Vice President Wei-Tsu Loh and Second Vice President Sarah Girgis! Now we have a complete Executive Board; everyone is ready to roll up their sleeves and continue the good work of representing APT members.

APT has been collaborating weekly with CSEA and District leadership on a Task Force to discuss members’ concerns about the reopening of schools. Due to the spike in COVID cases in LA County, the probability of returning to school before January 2021 is unlikely. I will continue to update you on the very important work of this Task Force.

I am seeking members who would be interested in serving on the following APT Committees:
Child Development
Dual Language Immersion
Equity and Human Rights
Organizing Committee
Special Education
Grievance Committee
Membership Engagement Committee

Contact me at (909)417-8913 or email me at if you are interested.

I look forward to hearing from you.

We are Stronger Together.

In Unity,

Manuela Echeverria