SMEA President-Michael DeVries
*Taught Math at SMMS before becoming full-time release President
*Entering 20th year teaching
*Served on CTA State Council Negotiations Committee
*Previous member of CTA Crisis Assistance Panel (CAP)
*Former Vice-Chair for San Diego Service Center
SMEA Vice President-Dale Pluciennik
* History Teacher at San Marcos High School since 2010
*Site rep since 2013
*PAC Treasurer since 2017
*San Diego Native who grew up in Ramona and lives in Valley Center
* My wife, kids and family are my number 1
* My union is an extension of my family so, number 1A
Bargaining & Grievance Chair: Damon Gidner
760 473 1727
San Elijo Elementary
I have been teaching in SMUSD for 20 years. I have served SMEA for 19 of those years, as a site rep, corresponding secretary, vice president, and now negotiations and grievance chair. I have also served on a variety of committees throughout. I look forward to serving the teachers of SMUSD!
High School REP-at-LARGE: Alecia Markgraf . *I’ve been with SMUSD since 2006 as an English at Mission Hills High School.
*I’ve been fortunate enough to advise clubs, coach, and teach at a campus I love.
*I currently teach AP Language & Composition, AP Seminar.
*I’m our AP Support Teacher Leader & Team Leader.
Digital Media Chair: Marla Rosenthal
I have been teaching in SMUSD for 23 years. I started at Alvin Dunn(LaMirada), moved to Paloma and now work at Discovery Elementary. I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th grade. For the last two years I have been Discovery's Innovation Specialist.
I've been active with SMEA for 20 years, serving as a Site Rep, Insurance Committee Member, Elementary Rep-at-Large(9 years) and Bargaining Team Member(10 years). I am currently SMEA's Digital Media Chair.
Interim Treasurer-Robert Gordon
I am in my eighth year of teaching in the San Marcos Unified School District, and I am excited to be a part of the SMEA Executive Board as the Interim Treasurer after the retirement of Patti Mason. I hope to keep the finances of our union strong and earn your trust to be voted in as SMEA's permanent treasurer once we return to school and can hold district-wide elections.