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Garden Grove Education Association
President: Kelly Nolan, Electronic AdNotes – February 14, 2019
12966 Euclid Street #100, Garden Grove (714) 638-7480


GGEA is an association of educators who advocate
for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve.

Wear your GGEA Blue on Tuesdays to show your support of GGEA.
Your support is what makes us strong!

2/20 - Job Share Meet & Greet, 3:30 @ GGEA Office
2/24 - Maternity Workshop, 3:30 @ GGEA Office
2/25 - Rep Council

  You should see the bargained 2% raise in your February 29th paycheck. The retro will be seen in March's paycheck.  
Calendar for K-12 and Preschool 2020-2021 for Certificated Personnel
  Please find the calendar for K-12 and Preschool for 2020-2021 here.  
2019-2020 Salary Schedules

To access the 2019-2020 salary schedules for Adult Education Teachers, Preschool Teachers, and Teachers' Annual Salary Schedule, click on the following links:

California Standards for the Teaching Profession Work Group
  Applications for the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) Work Group are now open  

The Commission is seeking applications for individuals to serve as part of a work group to review and provide recommendations to update the current CSTP. Applicants must complete the California Standards for the Teaching Profession Work Group Application before 5:00 PM on Friday, February 28, 2020. In addition to completing the online application, a resume/vita and responses to two short answer questions as explained in the application must be submitted. Questions about the application process may be sent to:

Please note that GGEA does not provide release time to attend the required meetings should you be chosen for the work group

Job Share Meeting
  Meet and Greet. Are you considering job sharing next year and would like to find a partner? Dissolving a job share? GGEA and the Office of Personnel will be having an information meeting on Thursday, February 20, 3:30 at the GGEA office. If you are interested in a job share, please call the GGEA office to put your name on the list.  
Maternity Workshop
  GGEA and GGUSD invite you to a maternity workshop on Monday, February 24, from 3:30-5 at the GGEA office. TheStandard disability rep will be in attendance.  
GGEA Scholarships
  It's that time of year again! Scholarship packets were sent out to school sites to be posted. At the high schools they were also given to the counselors and AVID coordinators. There are four (4) scholarships for graduating seniors of GGUSD, two (2) designated for graduating seniors of GGEA members and a brand new scholarship this year in memory of one of GGEA's past presidents, Arlene Pavey. For more information, click here  
CTA Good Teaching Conference

Openings still available. The CTA Good Teaching Conference is March 13-15, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency in Garden Grove. This conference continues to support excellent teaching and learning practices for classroom teachers. The conference offers a variety of diverse workshops that focus on curriculum content areas for K-12 teachers.

Opportunities for professional development as well as time to network and share ideas with colleagues and experts in the field of education.

If you are interested in attending this conference, you need to call the GGEA office, 714-638-7480, before signing up.

Day of the Teacher Poster Contest
  GGEA's Community Action Committee presents the day of the teacher poster contest. The theme this year is "Quality Education for All Students". A flyer with all the details should be posted at your site on the GGEA board. Click here for more information. Deadline: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 @ Rep Council meeting. Winners will be announced at the April 2020 Rep Council meeting.  
Necessities Drive
  Please join GGEA's Community Action Committee in their Necessities Drive for H.O.P.E. Bring in unopened and unused diapers, toilet paper, socks, and any other toiletries to the April 28, 2020, Rep Council meeting. Click here for more information  
Helpful Tax Information

For those of you who are already starting on your taxes, here is the link with GGEA's dues information.

Raise/Retro Pay/Stipends
  The latest update from the business department is that you will receive your raise in March's paycheck. OCDE has not confirmed that retro would be in March's paycheck and it is most likely it will be in April's. I will keep you updated should changes occur.  

2019-2020 Scholarship deadlines:

  • 2/14/2020: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program
  • 3/6/2020: Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Education Awards Program

Click here for more information:

Reaching For The Cure
  The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) is an independent, nonprofit organization, wholly dedicated to funding leading-edge pediatric cancer research nationwide, with the mission to give every child a cancer-free future. PCRF has held a 5KRun/Walk, Kids Fun Run, 10K & Half Marathon for many years. For over 13 years, GGEA member, ELAC chair, Retirement Committee Member, Terry Shepard, has been part of PCRF with her own team "Running with Todd". Terry lost her son, Todd, in 1999, at the age of 18 to Ewing's Sarcoma. If you are interested in joining Terry's team on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Irvine College, register at:  
  Site Reps were given petitions to ask registered voters at their sites to sign. Schools & Communities First is a powerful and growing coalition of labor unions, small business owners, elected officials, teachers, students, housing advocates, social justice groups, and faith-based organizations that support the first structural and equitable tax reform in four decades. Be an informed voter. Learn more by clicking and visiting  
OSCC Human Rights Poster Contest 2020
  This was mentioned earlier in the year. The deadline to submit entries is March 30, 2020. For more information click below. Click here for more information.  
I Make A Diffrence Award
  Nominate deserving members for the I Make aDifference Award! Let's celebrate our amazing members! If you know a member who goes above and beyond to make a difference, nominate them. For more specifics on the award, as well as as a list of past winners, go to the committee tab on the web page. If you've nominated someone in the past, feel free to nominate them again.  
Evaluation Timeline

In Article 7.4a, it states you have a choice between an unscheduled and/or scheduled observation. GGEA's Grievance Committee highly recommends scheduling your observation. By doing so you will have control of your environment, the opening and closing of your lesson. If you are being evaluated this year pursuant to the contract or principal discretion, remember these dates:

  • by March 15 - Employee may be given a Recommended Improvements Form
  • by May 1 - Evaluation conference must be held
  • by May 15 - Employee shall be given a written summary of the conference

If an employee has reasonable belief that discipline, or other adverse consequences may result from what admin says, the employee has the right to request union representation. Once the request is made admin has three options:

  1. They can stop questioning until the representative arrives; or
  2. The can call off the meeting; or
  3. They can tell the employee that they will call off the meeting unless the employee voluntarily gives up his/her rights to union representation (an option the employee should always refuse)


  The opportunity to speak with an attorney for 30 minutes on non-work related issues has resumed. Please call the GGEA office for more information  
  Search for "Garden Grove Education Association" and ask to join the group. Allow our admin 24-48 hours to accept your request. If you are concerned about privacy, please make sure your own Facebook page has privacy settings adjusted before joining GGEA Facebook. Here you an read education articles, see GGEA activities , and share your ideas.  

Together Everyone Achieves More

Contact Information:GGEA President: Kelly Nolan phone: 714-638-7480
fax: 714-638-9167
email: President, Kelly Nolan –
    Executive Director, Paul Kim –
    Associate Staff Membership, Susan Kaylor –
    Associate Staff Reception, Jenny Gonzalez –

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Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."

Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."

Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."

Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."