Teach Like a Pirate Returns
Register Today for the October 20th Professional Development
Dave Burgess's highly successful "Teach Like a Pirate" professional development will return to the Coachella Valley on Saturday, October 20th in a joint presentation by the five local teachers' unions. To accommodate more than 200 teachers, the presentation will be held on the Cal State San Bernardino - Palm Desert campus. This entertaining and informative conference takes the idea of student engagement to a whole new level and is free to all PSTA members. The seminar will go from 8 a.m. to noon. We are working to see if we can get the $6 parking fee waived.
TEACHERS IMPACT LIVES FOREVER
Enjoy watching our Back-to-School Kickoff video. Thank you to Bryce Johnson and the CCHS video team.
Updated Office Hours
Due to our office manager's availability, office hours have changed. Hours will be in effect from 8/27/2018 to 12/21/18
Monday: 10 AM-4 PM
Tuesday: 1 PM-6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM-2 PM
Friday: 10 AM-4 PM
Appointments are still available outside of the designated office hours. You may contact our office manager, Kalina (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any inquiries.
Congressman Raul Ruiz, Riverside County Labor Leaders Meet at PSTA Office
Ruiz advocates for Education, Small Businesses and Unions
PSTA hosted Congressman Raul Ruiz's quarterly Labor Breakfast at the PSTA office on Wednesday, August 1. Dr. Ruiz discussed issues related to protecting workers' rights, fair wages and collective bargaining. He most recently introduced the Raise Act to Congress, which will give tax breaks to small businesses that increase wages for employees and another bill which will make grandparents eligible for the Family Leave Act.
New PSTA Goals for 2018-19
-Preserve and Strengthen the Organization
PSTA in Dubai
Marshall Mallory Deployed to Middle East
PSTA's PAC Treasurer and Site Rep Marshall Mollory made sure to wear his PSTA Low Desert Leadership shirt while getting in his parachute training as a member of the United States National Guard stationed overseas. We're proud to call him one of our own.
PSTA Reps Attend Low Desert Leadership Conference
Site reps and Executive Board members from five local teachers associations converged at Auga Caliente Casino on Saturday, September 10th for the Low Desert Leadership Conference. The California Teachers Association hosted the most highly attended conference in Low Desert Leadership's history. Over 150 members attended the event in order to improve their ability to advocate for students and teachers.
Cal STRS adds 1-on-1 meetings
You can make an one-on-one appointment or schedule a group retirement workshop. These additional meetings will take place at the CTA office in Palm Desert.
Monthly Retirement Workshops at the PSTA Office
CalSTRS Workshops are conducted at the PSTA office on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Effective April 1st, 2018, CalSTRS Workshops will only be held the 3rd Wednesday of every month.
Call 1(800) 228-5453 to reserve a spot. Members need to reserve a spot six weeks in advance. Workshops are geared toward members who will retire within five years.
Sept. 19, 2018 March 20, 2019
Supporting, Advocating, and Representing Teachers
Welcome to the Palm Springs Teachers Association (PSTA) website. PSTA is a chartered chapter of the California Teachers Association (CTA) and an affiliate of the National Education Association (NEA). Our union membership includes over 1,200 certificated individuals from Palm Springs Unified School District. They are making a difference in the lives of students by being classroom teachers, early childhood educators, teacher-librarians, teachers on special assignment, and more. PSTA's mission is to support and advocate for teachers in order to help provide high quality public education for the students of Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Thousand Palms and Rancho Mirage.
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