Ceres United Teachers Association

2018-2019 Year in Review

Member Engagement

One of your leadership's goals this year has been to get our members engaged. Have you joined us?

  • Back-to-School BBQ
  • What to Expect When Your Expecting Workshop
  • TGIF-Blaker Brewing
  • Quiz Event
  • Fall Paint Night
  • Winter Open House/Social
  • Family Bowling Event
  • Spring Paint Night
  • School Bells to honor our own
  • EOY Celebration

2018-2019 Contract Highlights

  • If you miss 3 or less days, the following year you get 3 no-tell days
  • Benefits increased to $850 a month
  • On-going 6.2% raise (retro to the beginning of the school year)
  • One time monies equivalent to 2.25% of your salary
  • Additional 0.2% for mandated trainings
  • Increase special ed stipend to 2 units
  • Added a Dual Immersion stipend of 2 units


This year we sent over 70 teachers to conferences! Look for more opportunities coming soon!

  • Region 2 Leadership Conference
  • NEA Representative Assembly
  • New Educator
  • Issues Conference
  • Equity and Human Rights Conference
  • LGBTQ+ Issues Conference
  • Good Teaching Conference
  • Summer Institute

Community Outreach

One or our main goals has been to reach out to our community and create positive relationships with the families of Ceres.

  • Sponsored 4 Ceres Youth Baseball/Softball Teams
  • Sponsored Letters for Santa in 4 of our elementary schools
  • Partnership with Ceres Community Garden
  • Support Ceres Centennial Celebration
  • Attended and supported events sponsored by community organizations

Union Swag

This year we purchased new Ceres Teachers Spirit Shirts for our members. We have partnered with Embroidery Plus to enable members to purchase their own Ceres Teachers Swag.

Your Union Leadership

President: JoDee Bonales- jodeebonales@gmail.com


Vice President: Lynette Graser- lynettegraser@gmail.com

2nd Vice President: Anthony Preciado

Secretary: Erin Machado

Treasurer: Trindad Gonzalez

Lead Negotiatior: Ken Moncrief

Membership/Community Outreach: Desirae Uhte

Board of Directors: Vanessa Monn

Board of Directors: Diana Brister

Board of Directors: Desirae Uhte

Ceres Unified Teachers Association

JoDee Bonales

CUTA President