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2022 MTA Scholarships

History

The Jon Walther Scholarship is for students who are pursuing a career in education. One student is selected from each of our high schools. Jon Walther spent most of his career in education teaching English at Downey High School. He also served as President of the Modesto Teachers Association. After his death, MTA named the scholarship they had established in his honor.

The Cecil Curfman Scholarship is awarded to sons and daughters of CTA members who demonstrate academic excellence during their high school career. The top six applicants are awarded the scholarships. Cecil Curfman was a long-time social science teacher at La Loma Junior High School. In recognition of Mr. Curfman’s service to the teaching profession, the Modesto Teachers Association established a scholarship in his honor.

The Frank Vandervort Scholarship is granted to one deserving student whose parent has actively participated in the MTA. Frank Vandervort served as the MTA Executive Director for 15 years, from 1991-2006, after serving as President for 8 years, from 1983-1991. Frank provided valuable leadership to the MTA Negotiations Team and the other committees for many years. Before he was MTA Executive Director, Frank was a math teacher at Davis High School, and when computers first started being taught, he began the first ROP computer programming classes at several MCS high schools; as well, he helped maintain the first computer system for Modesto City Schools and the Modesto Teachers Association. He passed away in June of 2016.

Election Results

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2022 Election Results

MTA BOD Officers
  • President
    • Chris Peterson – 250
    • Write-ins – 3
  • 1st Vice President
    • Darrel James– 240
    • Write-ins – 3
  • Treasurer
    • Steve McEwen – 237
    • Write-ins – 2
  • Elementary Director-at-Large
    • Angela Martinez – 235
    • Write-ins – 2
  • CTA State Council Rep (1 position)
    • Patrick McLoud – 135
    • Kevin Quiñones – 91
    • Write-ins – 2
  • CTA State Council Alternate (2 positions)
    • Mary Fong – 234
    • Write-ins – 4
NEA Rep. Assembly (up to 8 are elected):
  • Miriam Caro – 201*
  • Kevin Quiñones – 180*
  • Robert Plencner – 176
  • Gladys E. Williams – 169
  • Write-ins – 23

*Top two vote-getters are elected to a 2-year term. For a full report of the write-in names, contact the MTA office.

2023 Election Results

MTA BOD Officers
  • 2nd Vice President
    • TBD –
    • Write ins –
  • Secretary
    • TBD-
    • Write ins – 4
  • Junior High Director-at-Large
    • TBD –
    • Write in –
  • High School Director-at-Large
    • TBD –
    • Write ins –
  • CTA State Council Rep (2 positions)
    • TBD –
    • TBD –
    • Write ins –
  • CTA State Council Alternate (1 position)
    • TBD – 9
    • Write ins –
NEA Rep. Assembly (up to 8 are elected):
  • TBD* –
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2021 Election Results

MTA BOD Officers
  • 2nd Vice President
    • Cameron Guinn – 391
    • Write ins – 8
  • Secretary
    • Jennifer McGrath-Ollar- 421
    • Write ins – 4
  • Junior High Director-at-Large
    • Dewey Wong – 395
    • Write in – 1
  • High School Director-at-Large
    • Jennifer James – 391
    • Write ins – 3
  • CTA State Council Rep (2 positions)
    • Melody McGill – 270
    • Miriam Caro – 205
    • Patrick McLoud – 197
    • Write ins – 4
  • CTA State Council Alternate (1 position)
    • Patrick McLoud – 9
    • Write ins – 28
NEA Rep. Assembly (up to 9 are elected):
  • Mary Fong* – 376
  • Write ins – 47

*Top two vote-getters, with at least 50 votes, are elected to a 2-year term

2020 Election Results

MTA BOD Officers
  • President
    • Doug Burton – 395
  • 1st Vice President
    • Darrel James- 421
  • Treasurer
    • Steve McEwen – 417
  • Elementary Director-at-Large
    • Angela Martinez – 418
  • CTA State Council Rep (1 position)
    • Kelley Blanc – 361
    • Kevin Quiñones – 84
  • CTA State Council Alternate (2 positions)
    • Gladys Williams – 324
    • Robert Plencner – 347
NEA Rep. Assembly (up to 9 are elected):
  • Miriam Caro* – 365
  • Gladys Williams* – 333
  • Kevin Quiñones – 323
  • Robert Plencner – 322

*Top two vote-getters are elected to a 2-year term.

For a full report of the write-in names, contact the MTA office.