Maripaz Berlin, OGEA President, & State Council Delegate

​As a proud member of OGEA, I am honored to have been elected President. I am a Unionist, teacher, and activist. I actively support our Oak Grove members to improve our profession. I work to uphold our rights as educators. I endeavor to move us forward in racial and social justice work through collaboration, education, activism, and dialogue.

Through my experience and work as one of your CTA State Council Delegates, I continue to engage in helping to create policy in the Civil Rights In Education Committee.  I also participate on the Equity Squad for our Santa Clara County Service Council as the Women's Advocacy Coordinator. My re-election to CTA's Pacific Asian American Caucus as Secretary keeps me rooted in my Pilipino/Asian American heritage and intersectionality work. IN UNITY!

Bob Prola, OGEA Vice President and Bargaining Chair

I have been teaching grades 4, 5 and 6 in OGSD for 18 years.  I currently teach at Ledesma Elementary.  It has been my honor to serve OGEA in the past as parliamentarian, PIC Chair, bargaining team member and grievance team member.  I have been the bargaining chair of OGEA for the past 8 years and I now look forward to the additional challenge of vice president. I believe that education is stronger when we have a seat at the table.  OGEA members are the experts, and our ideas and concerns need to be thoughtfully represented. 

 

United we bargain.  Divided we beg.

Rebecca Munson, OGEA Treasurer

Rebecca Munson is the treasurer of OGEA, with 4 years of experience in creating and implementing a sound financial budget for our members.

She currently teaches 1st grade at Frost Elementary but has taught 6th grade in the past. She has been with the district for 8 years.

Her goal is to make sure OGEA continues to be financially strong.

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Kirat Sachdev, OGEA Secretary

I am thrilled to be elected and serve as your OGEA Secretary. As a South Asian and a South San Jose native I feel grateful to be working amongst a community I hold closely. Before joining OGSD, I received my B.A. from UC Berkeley and my M.A. and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Santa Clara University.

 

I currently teach second grade at Baldwin and served as a Site Rep for two years there. As LGBTQ+ Contact and a proud OGEA member, I see the strength and capacity of our membership and as Secretary I convey that voice and vision for the common good.

Skye Johnson, OGEA Parlimentarian

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