Student California Teachers Association

About CTA-AE

Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings and events including non-paying members. Come learn more about the teaching profession, network with other educators, and get involved in the community.

Our Vision

"CTA Aspiring Educators strives to be a recognized and collaborative organization that inspires and fosters exemplary future leaders in education."

Core Values

Teacher Quality — We believe in developing highly qualified, skilled, and passionate future educators prepared to address evolving challenges in the profession.

Political Action — We believe political action is a way to be proactive and informed to gain a personal understanding of your profession in order to inspire positive change.

Community Service — We believe community service helps future educators develop, foster, and improve the community and create positive relationships.

Diversity — We believe in supporting a diverse membership and working together to promote a public education system that values diversity in our state.

Becoming an CTA-AE Member


How to become an active member

  • Come to our meetings and events!
  • Help us out as a volunteer.
  • Ask the president about how to become an officer.

Chapter Officers 2023-2024

Chapter Officers 2022-2023
PresidentMadelaine Vera Curzio
Vice PresidentYasmeen Sardi
TreasurerLeslie Zepeda-Macias
SecretaryHannah Chadwell
Event/Recruitment ChairErika Iglesias 
Publicity/Social Media Adriana Sanpedro
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CTA Aspiring Educators offers several scholarship opportunities to its paying members. There are scholarships for undergraduates in a four year university, undergraduates at community colleges, and credential students. For more information, visit in new window) or contact the California Teachers Association at:

California Teachers Association Aspiring Educators
Attn: CTA-AE Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 921
Burlingame, CA 94011-0921

Contact Information

Chico State CTA-AE

Jamie Gunderson, Co-Advisor
School of Education, THMA 405

Linda Dias Mobilio, Co-Advisor
School of Education, THMA 408

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