Each sector of DCTA’s membership is allowed four (4) directors. Directors serve two-year terms and can serve two consecutive terms. Sector Directors are elected by the membership of their sector. Sector Director responsibilities consist of working with Building Association Representatives, dispersing information to their sector, attending monthly Board of Director meetings and other duties as assigned by the President of the Association. Sector Directors will also serve as CEA Delegate Assembly delegates.
The following members are running for Sector Director, in different sectors.
Keegan Coffey – Northwest Sector
Public education in Denver, Colorado is under attack, and the next generation of DCTA leadership will help determine the future of our union. In fact, the next generation of union leaders will help determine the fate of DPS education.
Our members and students face many challenges due to the massive state and district budget cuts. As a Special Education teacher at Florence Crittenton High School, with non-traditional students, I understand the stress our members are under. DCTA must remain strong to rise above these challenges.
I have the experience of nine years of teaching, leadership skills, and energy to help move the DCTA forward. From being the Department Chair at both North High School and Florence Crittenton, as well as Elizabeth High School, to being elected to the DCTA representative at Florence Crittenton I have proven my commitment to our students, school, and DCTA. Building true relationships makes me the most qualified candidate for DCTA Director of the Northwest.
As a teacher and a leader, I have always done what is right for my students and teachers I work with and will continue to do so as Board Director of the Northwest. I will continue to actively listen to our members and help create a stronger and more effective organization.
Now is the time for a new leader with the drive and energy to navigate us through the challenges and opportunities before us. I will fight for the rights of our members. I will help DCTA be the driving force for a quality education for every student. We must work together to protect public education.
I ask for your vote for DCTA Board Director for the Northwest.
Whittney Y. Robinson-Johnson – Northeast Sector
My passion for educational justice is my inspiration for serving the Denver community as a Director for the DCTA. A Colorado native, I have been an educator of Elementary students for seven years, the past three I’ve served in DPS as a 3rd grade ELA-S literacy teacher at Marie L. Greenwood Academy, specializing in English Language Acquisition. A proponent of Bi-lingual and Multi-cultural education, prior to teaching for Denver Public Schools, I taught Elementary Spanish Literacy in Boulder Valley School District. A graduate of the TIR (Teachers in Residence) program through Metropolitan State, I am currently serving a term as a member of my Collaborative School Committee (CSC), and I am a teacher leader for Each One Teach One (EOTO). I am a founding member of the Reading to End Racism (RER) Denver chapter, and serve as my school coordinator. I maintain a close partnership with community members regarding cultural competency and the role of education to proactively empower our communities through RER and home visits. Prior to teaching, I was involved in higher/adult education through the University of Colorado at Boulder. This is where I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish Literature. One role that has contributed to my personal education was as a Research Assistant for the O’Reilly Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, where I investigated executive brain functions. Public education is the foundation of our society. I strongly believe through community collaboration in our democratic republic we have the power to provide a solid education for every student.