Salinas Valley Federation of Teachers (SVFT), your local Union, would like to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year in the Salinas Valley.
2020-21 looks to be an one of the most challenging years for our profession and community. We are all adjusting to the many changes, from the Board-adopted Distance Learning Model, having to adapt curriculum, learning to work from home, and developing patience and flexibility with the available internet for ourselves and our students. Through it all, SVFT will be here for you. Each site in the district has representatives who are here to support you as you transition to a new year and new district.
As public educators, we are the guardians of our democratic principles such as dignity, equal rights, tolerance of diversity, and civility. As Salinas Valley Federation of Teachers, we stand by these principles and we invite you to get involved with the Union and the activities that will bring you into the community and the community to us.
Area 2 Patty Padilla-Salsberg Saturdays 10:00 AM 216 Sansome St, Salinas, CA Patty has served as a Trustee to the SUHSD for over ten years, effectively administering the educational processes of the District with integrity, and representing her constituents. She understands the need to actively listen to stakeholders, while actively lobbying Sacramento to ensure the SUHSD receives needed resources to best serve our students.
Area 6 Monica Lujan Saturday 9:00 AM CVS on Alisal St Monica is a member of the Salinas community who has been committed to the students of East Salinas through her work at Alisal High School, as a parent and leader. She is committed to safely returning students to school and recognizes the struggle that educators, students, and parents have in the Distance Learning environment. Monica will ensure that stakeholders have somebody who will listen to their concerns and advocate for the needs of our community.