Where do our members teach?

We proudly represent the educators of the South Bay Union School District. We teach in the southwestern corner of San Diego County. Our boundaries currently include all of the city of Imperial Beach, the most southwesterly city in the continental United States. West of Imperial Beach is the Pacific Ocean and to the south is Mexico. Our boundaries also include parts of San Diego, CA and San Ysidro, CA.

To learn more about SBUSD click below

What are SWTA’s state and national affiliations?

We are affiliated with the California Teachers Association(CTA) and the National Education Association (NEA).  

Visit www.cta.org to learn more

California Teachers Association, CTA, represents and serves more than 335,000 members – consisting of teachers and other education employees in the state’s more than 1,000 school districts.

Visit www.NEA.org to learn more.

National Education Association, NEA, represents and serves 3.2 million-member. NEA represents teachers and other education employees from school districts nation wide.

Executive Board 

Meet our 

Vanessa Barrera

3rd Grade-Nicoloff Elementary

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Elva Lopez-Zepeda

2nd Grade
Bayside STEAM Academy

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Noemi Salcedo

Consultation Chair

3rd Grade-IB Charter

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Helen Farias 

Executive Director-CTA Staff

SCTU Office 

Michelle Gates

6th Grade-IB Charter

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Kelly Sullivan

Mendoza Elementary 

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Sherry Steagall

5th Grade- Bayside STEAM Academy

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Kayne Kuenzi

Membership Chair 
6th Grade
Bayside STEAM Academy 

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Brenda Robles

Bargaining Chair
4th Grade- Nestor Language Academy

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Alex Nuno

Elections Chair 
4th Grade- Mendoza Elementary

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Nora Ayala

Conferences Chair
Transitional Kinder
Nestor Language Academy

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Monica Lockwood

Communications Chair 
Kinder- IB Charter

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Ileana Ayub

Social Chair 
2nd Grade
Oneonta Elementary

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