Division Council Leaders

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Experienced educators lead each of the CFT’s five division councils. Representatives from constituent local unions of each division elect their council leaders in biennial elections.

EC/TK-12 COUNCIL

TBD

COUNCIL OF CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES

Carl Williams is president of the Council of Classified Employees, the division representing paraprofessionals and support staff. Williams leads the Lawndale Federation of Classified Employees, AFT Local 4529, representing staff at in the Lawndale Elementary School District, where he works as a custodian.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE COUNCIL

Jim Mahler is president of the Community College Council and leader of the AFT Guild, Local 1931. He serves on the executive board of the San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council and teaches engineering, math and physics in the San Diego Community College District.

UNIVERSITY COUNCIL

TBD
 


COUNCIL OF RETIRED MEMBERS

Dennis Cox was elected president of the Council of Retired Members after serving six years as the division’s first Southern Vice President. He taught high school English and language arts for 47 years, mostly in the ABC Unified School District, where he was a substitute for nine years after he retired. He is a member of the ABC Federation of Teachers, Retiree Chapter, AFT Local 2317-R.