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  • Officers & Staff
    President
    Shari Obrenski

    Email:

    Phone:
    216-861-7676

    Shari was sworn in as the union's new President on April 16. 


    1st Vice President
    Tracy Radich

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 226

    Tracy is a member of the CTU Negotiations Team. Tracy is the best contact for the following categories:

    Continuing Education Credits (CEU's)

    Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP)

    License Renewal

    Staffing

    Workday




    2nd Vice President
    Kurt Richards

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 222

    Kurt serves the CTU in the role of COPE Director and Liaison for CTU with the Office of Contractual Implementation. Kurt is also a member of the negotiations team. Additionally, Kurt is the best CTU Rep for questions on coaching/coaching differentials.


    3rd Vice President, K-8
    Mary Moore

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 253

    Mary Moore serves on the following committees, in addition to her role as 3rd Vice President, K-8 on Executive Board.

    Director of Grievances

    Joint Special Education Committee, Co-Chair

    As an Intervention Specialist during the day, Mary can also be contacted for questions regarding special education.




    3rd Vice President, K-8
    Jillian Ahrens

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 238

    Jillian serves on the CTU Negotiations team and is Co-Chair of the Grievances for CTU. She is an expert in social emotional learning (SEL) and has presented at several CASEL conferences on this topic. Jillian is the best CTU contact for questions regarding:

    Grievances, Co-chair

    SEL

    TDES, Co-chair




    3rd Vice President, Senior/Special
    Debbie Paden

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 252

    In addition to serving as your 3rd VP, Debbie serves as Co-director of Grievances. She also serves on the TDES Committee and on the Joint Scheduling Committee.

    She can also answer questions related to:

    Academic Achievement Plans (AAP)

    IPDP (Individual Professional Development Plan)

    License Renewal

    Linkage

    Resident Educator Program




    Secretary
    Michelle Rzucidlo

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 257

    In addition to her duties as CTU Secretary, Michelle serves on the negotiations team. Michelle is the best contact for questions in the following categories:

    School calendar

    Preschool

    Special Education




    Treasurer
    Michael Kulcsar

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 224

    Michael is on the CTU Negotiations team. He can also be contacted for questions in the following categories.

    Fitness for Duty exams

    Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)

    Leaves of absence

    Retirement/resignation

    Sick, Special privilege days

    Workers comp.




    Sergeant-At-Arms
    Cheryl Neylon

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 264

    Cheryl Neylon is on the Grievance Team and participates in Workday Trainings with the District. Cheryl also serves on the OFT Communications Committee. She can also answer questions related to: 

    ADA accommodations

    Electives

    ESP

    Fact Findings

    Primilinary Investigations (school level)

    Special transfers

    Substitutes

    Workday




    Trustee-at-Large
    Mark Baumgartner

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 272

    In addition to his role as Trustee-at-Large, Mark serves on the CTU Negotiations Team, and as a Board Member for the Cleveland Transformation Alliance.

    Mark can be contacted for questions in the following areas:

    Academic Achievement Plans (AAP)

    ER & D

    Linkage

    Professional Issues, Director

    Redesign Schools

    Say Yes




    Trustee-at-Large
    Andrea Dockery-Murray

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 266

    Andrea is Head Trustee. Come tax season, Andrea is in charge of the CTU tax service. Contact her with any questions relating to this member-only benefit!

    She can also be contacted for questions regarding the following topics:

    Electives

    ESP




    Trustee, K-8
    Jim Wagner

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 255

    Jim Wagner serves on the CTU Grievance team, & on the Ohio Educator Standards Board as a representative for the Ohio Federation of Teachers.

    He is also an expert for the following categories:

    ADA accommodations

    Assaults & Menacing

    CEUs (Continuing Education Credits)

    Grievances

    IPDP (Individual Professional Development Plan)

    License Renewal

    Preliminary Investigations (District-level)

    Special transfers




    Trustee, K-8
    Bonnie Hedges

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 240

    Bonnie can be contacted for questions related to the following:

    CEUs (Continuing Education Credits)

    Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP)




    Trustee, Senior/Special
    Dorothy Fair

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 242

    In addition to her role as Trustee, Dorothy is a member of the following committees:

    CMSD Humanware Team, CTU Representative

    OFT Human Rights Committee

    AFT Credentials & Elections Committee

    AFT Virgin Island project

    Dorothy can also be contacted regarding general questions in the following area:

    Harassment, intimidation, bullying & human trafficking




    Para Chairperson
    Cherylane Jones-Williams

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 241

    Cherylane Jones Williams is the Elected paraprofessional representative. Cherylane serves on the grievance and negotiations teams. She is the best contact for representation of paraprofessionals, or questions in the following areas:

    Paraprofessionals

    Para Career Ladder

    PCIA, Co-chair

    Permit Renewal - paraprofessionals

    Workday




    Nurses Chapter Chair
    Jim Ropas


    Jim is on the Executive Board and serves as the CTU chapter chair for the nurses. He is best suited for questions regarding health & wellness.


    Member-at-Large, K-8
    Cassandra Carter

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 271

    In addition to her role on Executive Board as Member-at-Large, Cassandra serves on the following committee:

    Retiree luncheon

    Social Committee, Chairperson




    Member-at-Large, K-8
    Stephanie Henderson

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 262

    In addition to her role as Member-at-Large, Stephanie Henderson serves on the following CTU committees:

    Educational Issues Committee, Chairperson

    Make-A-Wish




    Member-at-Large, K-8
    Cindy Antonio

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 225

    In Cindy's role as Member-at-Large for the CTU, Cindy serves as Chairperson for the Salary & Benefits Committee. Cindy can also be contacted for questions in the following categories:

    Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)

    Retirement or resignation

    STRS/Retirement Investment

    Student debt




    Member-at-Large, Senior/Special
    Ann Stevenson

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 268

    Ann serves as CDHR Committee Chair.

    She is also a School Psychologist for CMSD.





    Legislative Chairperson
    Elisa Kazek

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 273

    Elisa can be contacted for questions regarding:

    Electives/Encores

    Political Action

    She also services on the Legislative Committee as Chairperson.




    Publications Chairperson
    Christy Rorick Brown

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 235

    In her appointed position on CTU's Executive Board, Christy serves as Publications Chairperson. The CTU Publications include the Critique, Official CTU Facebook page, & CTU Pinterest page. The CTU also communicates with our members through text, personal email, and member mobilization.

    Christy also works in special education and can answer any questions related to special ed.




    Membership Chair
    Wendi Kral

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 251

    Wendi serves as the CTU Membership Chairperson. She can answer any and all questions related to member benefits


    Community Relations Chair
    Justin Willis, Sr.

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 243

    Justin is the Chair of the Community Relations Committee

    Justin wants to hear from you! Please contact Justin if you know of community events or services available in Greater Cleveland that may be beneficial to CTU Members, our students, and the families we serve!





    Office Manager
    Ed Wegrzynowski

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 246


    Executive Assistant to President
    Meg Ryan Shockey

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 231


    Office Secretary
    Edie Pace

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 248

    Grievance Secretary


    Office Secretary
    Kym Henderson

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 245


    Office Secretary
    Tamitra Peavy

    Email:

    Phone:
    x. 259


    Office Staff
    Ellison Smith





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