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Volume 5                        January/February 2014                                             

Health Care & Wellness

January is the month of New Year's resolutions and the thought of starting healthier habits. Now that January has flown by, it's time to reevaluate those resolutions we promised we would keep this year. As educators, we often put off taking care of ourselves for a variety of reasons, but we shouldn't. In addition, to prolonging our lives or improve its quality, getting healthy can actually save us money in the long run. It's estimated that as much as 25% of the recent spending growth for health care is related to treating changeable behaviors, such as obesity or smoking (AMA). Preventative care of conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease can also help control increases in health care costs. Below are three things you can do to keep up your resolve this year and commit to healthy living.

EGUSD Employee Wellness Program: We should all become more aware of the ways in which we can lead a healthier lifestyle. Our wellness program strives to provide us with activities and tips to engage us in making healthier choices. Participating in things like Fitness Friday or the 30 day challenge are great ways to keep up our motivation.

Health Care Wellness Rebate: Don't forget to get your health care rebate! EGEA Members can get 5% of the low cost policy premium returned to them in a rebate by completing a few easy wellness tasks. EGUSD has a fantastic site devoted to guiding you through the process. Check it out HERE!

Resolutions: How successful have you been keeping your resolution? Did you make an achievable goal? Was it specific enough? Are you able to measure your progress and hold yourself accountable? Goals should be reviewed on a regular basis for these characteristics to achieve maximum success. There are a variety of apps and websites such as myfitnesspal and StickK which may help you stay engaged and motivated to achieve your resolution. 

Exec Board Spotlight

Rick Stancil


This month The Professional brings you a spotlight on Rick Stancil.  Rick is a Social Science teacher at Florin High School and the EGEA 9-12 Representative.  He has been teaching at Florin High School since 1991.  Rick has served EGEA and our members both as a long time Site Rep and on Executive Board. Click HERE to read an interview with Rick.

Your EGEA Executive Board

Do you know how to contact your EGEA Executive Board Rep? We are here to help you, so please do not hesitate to call or e-mail us with questions or concerns.

President: Maggie Ellis                  
Vice President: Kathleen Tijan    
Treasurer: Lee Ramaley                       
Pre-K-3 Rep: Mary Scott                    
4-6 Rep: Shelly Gupton                    
7-8 Rep: Terri Banks                          
9-12 Rep: Rick Stancil                          
At-Large Rep: Tod Newkom                 
Special Ed Rep: Judith Sarti             

EGEA Office:  916-685-4588
"The Educators of the Elk Grove Unified School District."
An EGEA "Thank You"

Thanks Terrie Matsumoto at Elitha Donnor Elementary, you are a star! "Terrie is such an amazingly motivational person, an excellent communicator, and someone who keeps us informed in such a compassionate, timely, and down to earth/easy to understand way. She rallies us to attend meetings, gatherings, and events...and of course, we see her there too! When she emails us to meet her, we know it will be a streamlined and important discussion. And what does she do every day in her "spare" time at school? She inspires 24 little Kindergarten friends! Amazing...period."
~Karen Brown

Thanks to
Laura Wong at Stone Lake Elementary for all your hard work! "Laura is what I call a quiet leader. She stepped up this year to be our PLC leader despite having 2 small kids at home, volunteering for leadership, heading up our MultiCultural fair and various other activities. The meetings she runs are actually FUN, interactive and meaningful. She does not get a lot of recognition for her work but is SO deserving! Our site has had a lot of principal turnovers so no administrator has truly gotten to see the greatness of Laura."
~Sandy Glaeser


CTA scholarship deadlines are approaching

CTA offers a variety of scholarships, both for dependent children, students, and members.  February deadlines are FAST approaching so check out the CTA website (HERE) for applications and deadlines.

The Union Code of Conduct

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