Members

Principal Member Union Locals

The National Teacher Union Reform Network members represent a total of 30 AFT and NEA locals:

Principal Caucus

Principal Members are the primary liaisons & spokespersons for each local in matters related to the Teacher Union Reform Network. They are the voting members for National TURN.

  • Kevin Ahern, President, Syracuse Teachers Association, NY
  • Tom Alves, Executive Director, San Juan Teachers Association, CA
  • Karen Aronowitz, President, United Teachers of Dade, FL
  • Ellen Bernstein, President, Albuquerque Teachers Federation, NM
  • Suzette Olafson, President, Portland Education Association, ME
  • Chris Colbath-Hess, President, Cambridge Teachers Association, MA
  • John Ford, President, Jefferson County Education Association
  • A.J. Duffy, President, United Teachers Los Angeles
  • Nina Esposito-Vigitas, Vice-President, Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, PA
  • Crysta Weitekamp, President, Springfield Education Association, IL
  • Suzanne Kreps, President, Decatur Education Association, ID
  • Ken Foster, Exec. Director, Memphis Education Assoc., TN
  • Salina Joiner, President, Asociacio'n De Maestros Unidos, CA
  • Suzanne Graff, President, Castaic Teachers Association, CA
  • Kenneth Haines, President, Prince George County Educators Assoc.. MD
  • Michael Hairston, President, Fairfax Education Association, VA
  • Tracey D. Johnson, President, Columbus Education Association, OH
  • Dennis Kelly, President, San Francisco Unified, CA
  • Leslie Littman, President,Hart District Teachers Association, CA
  • Carole Magnuson, President, Newhall Teachers Association, CA
  • Michael Mulgrew, President, United Federation of Teachers, NY
  • Mike Noce, President, Mt Diablo Education Association, CA
  • Lynn Nordgren, President, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers, MN
  • Deborah Rocha, President, Saugus Teachers Association, CA
  • Doug Prouty, President, Montgomery County Education Association, MD
  • David Quolke, President, Cleveland Teachers Union President, OH
  • Denise Rodriguez, St. Paul Federation of Teachers, MN
  • Henry Roman, President, Denver Classroom Teachers Assoc., CO
  • David Schutten, President, Organization of DeKalb Educators, GA
  • Julie Sellers, President, Cincinnati Public Schools, OH
  • Courtney Smith, President, Douglas County Federation of Teachers, CO
  • Maribeth Calabro, President, Providence Teachers Union, RI
  • Richard Stutman, President, Boston Teachers Union,MA
  • Adam Urbanski, President, Rochester Teachers Association, NY

Associate Members

Associate Members participate with the support of member organizations.

  • Brian Breslin, Chief Negotiator, Hart District Teachers Association
  • Joan Brown, First Vice-Pres., Syracuse Teachers Association
  • Shannan Brown, President, San Juan Teachers Association
  • Edward Burgess, Executive Board Member, San Juan Teachers Association
  • Caren Carew, Field Representative, Boston Teachers' Union
  • Roxie Dotson, DPACE Chair, Decatur Education Association
  • Michael Foley, Vice-President, Syracuse Teachers' Association
  • Mary Ann Fredrick, Dir. Prof. Issues, Cleveland Teachers' Union
  • Aminda Gentile, Vice-President, United Federation of Teachers
  • Susan Goodwin, RTC Director, Rochester Teachers Association
  • Leslie Ann Gracey, Prof. Issues Rep., Cincinnati Federation of Teachers
  • Tommy Green, UniServ Director, Organization of DeKalb Educators
  • Brionna Harder, Teacher, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers
  • Pam Irvin, Secretary, Albuquerque Teachers Federation
  • Tom Israel, Exec. Director, Montgomery County Education Association
  • Susanne Jackson, UniServ Director, Memphis Education Association
  • Charles Johnson, Secretary Treasurer, Boston Teachers Union
  • Don Kaler, Treasurer, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers
  • JoAnn Karsh, Executive Director, Fairfax Education Association
  • Janet Kujat, 2nd Vice-President, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers
  • Dal Lawrence, Past President, Toledo Federation of Teachers
  • Artie Leichner, 1st Vice-President, United Teachers of Dade
  • Melanie Musella, Vice President, Newhall Teachers Association
  • Sally Oldham, Vice-President, Columbus Education Association
  • Kendra Phelps, Prof. Issues Rep., Cincinnati Federation of Teachers
  • Linda Plack, VicePresident, San Francisco Unified
  • Jennifer Portillo, Vice-President, Denver Classroom Teachers Association
  • Kenneth Reinshuttle, Executive Dir., Fairfax Education Association
  • Suellyn Santiago, Teacher, Portland Education Association
  • Kelly Sholtis, 1st Vice President, Springfield Education Association
  • Carolyn Sloan, UniServ Director, Springfield Education Association-IEA
  • Candy Smiley, President, Poway Federation of Teachers
  • Donna Sorensen, President, Westerly Teachers Association
  • Blair Todd, Prince George's County Educators Association
  • Melissa Verdeal, Vice-President, Denver Classroom Teachers Organization~
  • Karen Wusthoff, Director, Poway Unified
  • Camille Zombro, President, San Diego Education Association
  • Tim Ruyle, IEA Region 11 Chair, Springfield (IL) Education Association
  • Melissa Cropper, President, Ohio Federation of Teachers

Critical Friends

Critical Friends bring diverse perspectives, serve as resource persons, and inform the TURN dialogue.

  • Cynthia Apalinski, 2012 Washington Teacher Ambassador Fellow, US Department of Education
  • Linda Darling-Hammond, Professor, Stanford University
  • David Florio, Division Director, California Education Association
  • Jim Fraser, Dean of Educ., Northeastern University
  • Joe Graba, Education Evolving, Hamline University
  • Richard Ingersoll, Professor of Education, University of Pennsylvania
  • Charles Kerchner, Professor, CGU
  • Julia Koppich, President, J.E.K. & Associates
  • Merri Mann, Staff, United Teachers of Dade
  • Ray Marshall, Prof. Emeritus, LBJ School
  • Deborah Meier, NYU Scholar, Mission Hill School
  • Ted Mitchell, President, New Schools
  • Susan Moore-Johnson, Professor of Ed., Harvard Grad School
  • Allan Odden, Director, CPRE
  • Lyda Peters, Grad. Student, Boston College
  • David Sherman, Assist. to the President, AFT
  • Mark Simon, Director, Mooney Institute, MITUL
  • Lily Eskelsen GarcĂ­a, President, National Education Association
  • Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
  • Patrick Dolan, Consultant, The Dolan Group
  • Jo Anderson, Co-Executive Director, Consortium for Educational Change