We would like to congratulate all of our retirees this year:



DEA is very proud of this year’s scholarship winners:

Thinking of Retiring?

This is the workshop for you!  STRS will be hosting an informative workshop and answering any questions you may have.  This event only comes around ONCE a year.  Interested members must RSVP by Friday, January 23 to Ashley Pryor:  (562) 868-6251 or ashley@tri-cityed.org.

Cost is $15.00  per person.  NO checks or money will be handled at the door and Walk-Ins will not be accepted.



A big thanks to everyone who helped make Measure O a success and who helped get pro teacher candidates elected.




With all precincts reporting, Tony Mendoza has edged Mario Guerra for the 32nd district state senate seat.

Measure O, the $248 million Downey school bond measure, was victorious.

Sean Ashton won a seat on the City Council, edging Robert Kiefer, 1,200 to 1,098. Ashton replaces Guerra, who will be termed out next month after eight years on the council.


Well, it was a great turn out this Saturday at DHS for the Measure O rally.  Thanks to all who came out.  Here are just a few photos:


Attention Downey Teachers and Members:

As you know, there is a big election coming up this November and one of the most important measures on the ballot is MEASURE O.  Please take a moment to read this and educate yourselves on the benefits and mandates of this measure and make sure to share the information with anyone you think may be interested as well:


The following is a link to the information page for Measure O:






For Superintendent of Public Education.

The Downey Teacher’s Association supports Tom Torlakson for Superintendent of Public Schools.  For more information, please visit the CTA website at:


Or connect to the following link:




This year’s TLC event was held on Saturday, April 5th at Rancho Los Amigos.  This event helped raise money for the True Lasting Connections center in Downey and much thanks is given to all DEA membership that came out to run, walk, and support.  DEA sponsored a booth and it was great to see families young and old stopping by to say hello.


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