Waterbury Teachers Association
Welcome to the Waterbury Teachers Association web page.
Please check this site regularly for important news and information.
WTA 562 Lakewood Road (same building as Lakewood Pizza)
Waterbury, CT 06704
Ph: 203-574-5925 Fax: 203-574-5926 (fax)
WTA EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
KEVIN EGAN - President
RAY SANTOVASI - 1st Vice President
RYAN SULLIVAN - 2nd Vice President
IVAN HERNANDEZ - Treasurer
FRANCENE OUELLETTE - Financial Secretary
DANA JANNETTY - Recording Secretary
KACEY SULLIVAN - Corresponding Secretary
Executive Board at Large
GEORGE FLAHERTY, JR. - Kennedy
MICHAEL PANNONI - Wilby
SEAN MOSLEY - Crosby
PATRICK OSPALEK - W.A.M.S.
STEVE TANSLEY - N.E.M.S.
WTA Grievance Committee
Kacey Sullivan - Wendell Cross Elementary School
Dawn Biolo - Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School
Doreen Lopez - Waterbury Arts Magnet School
Carl Brault - Carrington School
Danielle Moffo - Kennedy High School
Additional assistance provided by:
Jim Tessitore - CEA Uni-Serve Representative
email: [email protected]
Grievance hearings are conducted every Wednesday night between 5 and 7 pm at our office located on the second floor of 562 Lakewood Road, Waterbury.
We are in the same building as Adrianna's Pizza.
If interested in filing a grievance, please email or contact Kacey Sullivan prior to coming into our office to discuss.
WTA Representation Procedure for Teachers investigated by the Department of Children and Families (DCF)
If a complaint has been filed against you with DCF for an alleged incident involving a student, please take the following steps:
1. Remain calm and cooperate with your Principal and other administrators. It is likely that you will be placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. This is a normal part of the investigatory process.
2. If the Principal/Vice Principal requests to meet regarding the DCF incident you have the right to have a WTA Building Representative available for this meeting.
3. Once you have been advised that a complaint has been filed with DCF, contact your UniServ Representative Jim Tessitore at 860-490-5521. You have the right to CEA representation at the meeting with any DCF investigators.
4. If a DCF investigator attempts to arrange a meeting with you directly, please advise the DCF investigator that meeting arrangements, if any, must first be coordinated with your UniServ Representative Jim Tessitore.
***You are not legally required to meet with DCF immediately following notification of a DCF complaint against you. Meeting arrangements are traditionally coordinated by your UniServ Representative at a mutually convenient time and location following the complaint. You should not feel pressured to meet with DCF right away. Always contact your UniServ Representative before arranging any meetings with DCF.
***IF YOU ARE NOTIFIED OF A POSSIBLE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION ARISING OUT OF THE COMPLAINT TEACHERS SHOULD CONTACT THEIR UNISERV REPRESENTATIVE FOR REFERRALS TO A CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY FOR REPRESENTATION. Teachers have the right to Attorney representation at any meeting with Police Investigators