Every year each school site elects a Chapter Chair, who is the link between UTLA and you. Your Chapter Chair undergoes specialized training to better protect your professional rights and organize your school.
House of Representatives
Our 350 member UTLA House of Representatives, elected from the eight UTLA areas by members, meets eight times a year to debate policy and vote on motions that determine UTLA's direction.
Board of Directors
The 50 members of the Board of Directors work with UTLA staff to carry out the mandates of the House of Representatives. In addition to representing the UTLA Areas, eight Directors are elected to represent the following areas:
- adult and occupational
- education health and human services
- bilingual education
- special education
- year-round schools
- early childhood education centers
- retired members
UTLA is divided into eight geographic areas:
- Valley East
- Valley West
Each area has an elected Area Chair and one or more Area Representative staff members.
(Contact an Area Representative)
UTLA has 33 Standing Committees that help formulate UTLA policy and contract proposals, hold educational conferences and field trips, and sponsor scholarship awards. Committees reflect a wide range of interests and specialties, from physical education to National Board certification to school safety. Membership in committees is open to all union members.
UTLA Departments & Professional Staff
Employees in six UTLA departments work at the UTLA building to meet ongoing UTLA member needs.
(Contact UTLA staff)