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 All Schools
Ray Santovasi (North End) First Vice President
George Flaherty, Jr (Kennedy) Second Vice President
Carl Brault (Wallace) Treasurer
Francene Ouellette (West Side)
Dana Jannetty (Wallace) Recording Secretary
Kacey Sullivan (W. Cross) Corresponding Secretary
Executive Board at Large
Katie Mucciacciaro (Wallace)
Steve Cruess (West Side)
Sarah Proulx (State Street)
Scott Schulte (WAMS)
Patrick Ospalek (WAMS)
WTA Grievance Committee
Grievance Chair- Kacey Sullivan - Wendell Cross Elementary 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