The Scarsdale Teachers Association

Seven Schools, One Union of Professionals

The Leadership

David Wixted

Union President

STA President David Wixted has taught English at the middle school for the past 25 years, and in that time he also served as the English department chair and speech contest coordinator. He has been active in the Association, having served as a middle school building representative, health advisory committee member, middle school vice-president, and STA vice-president. He has been directly involved in the last five contract negotiations and was the chief negotiator in 2007 and 2013. (David's office extension is 2820.)

Joe Vaughan

Vice President

STA Vice President Joe Vaughan has taught Physics at the high school for the past 17 years. In his time teaching, he also served as the Director of the High School Drama Club for three years and has been coaching the Speech and Debate team for the past 15 years. He has been active in the Association, having served as a high school building representative, health advisory committee member, recording secretary, and high school vice-president. He has been directly involved in the last three contract negotiations. (Joe's office extension is 2310.)

Steve Mounkhall

HS Vice President

High School Vice President Stephen Mounkhall has taught English at the high school since 1997. In that time, he has advised The Maroon (for several years), Midnight Run and Spectrum of Friends. For several years, he was in charge of Rights and Responsibilities for the STA, and during that time he was on the support team for the 2013 negotiations. (Stephen's office extension is 2477)

Jeanne-Marie Castiello

MS Vice President

Jeanne-Marie Castiello has been a member of the Middle School Social Studies Department for twelve years. She has been the Middle School Vice-President for three years and has served on the STA Executive Board since 2010. In addition to the STA Executive Board, she serves or has served on several committees: the Contract Negotiations Committee, the Middle School Compact Committee, the District Compact Committee, the District Facilities Master Plan Steering Committee, the Calendar Committee, and the Interdependence Committee. She holds a law degree and has been member of the Contract Negotiations Committee for the last three contracts.

Radmila Knezevich

Elem. Vice President

Radmila Knezevich has taught at Fox Meadow since 1997. Her STA experience includes serving two terms as building unit representative, mentoring colleagues, and serving on numerous Association/District committees: Year Long Elementary Day, Social Studies, Math, English, Compact, Hiring, Contract Negotiations, Nominations and Election, and Parent/Teacher Communications. She completed her School Building Leader certification in 2009 and currently teaches fourth grade at Fox Meadow.

Jennifer Adler

STA Recording Secretary

Jennifer Adler has taught ESL at Fox Meadow since 2012. During this time, she has also served as STA Recording Secretary. Prior to that, she taught Spanish in the Middle School for 7 years, and served as STA Building Representative for 4 years. As part of her role in the Association, she is a representative to the Health Advisory Committee. In addition to her classroom responsibilities, she is the Multicultural Chairperson for Fox Meadow and a member of the Interdependence Steering Committee.

Lisa Bryan

Corresponding Secretary

Lisa Bryan has taught English at the middle school for seventeen years. She has been active in the STA, serving on the STA Executive Board since 2012 and also serving as the middle school building unit representative for the past 4 years. In addition to the STA Executive Board, she has served on various other middle school committees: Middle School Compact Committee, Middle School Computer Committee, and Middle School Library Committee. She also served as a member of the Contract Negotiation Committee for the past three contracts.

Tom Maguire

Treasurer

Tom Maguire has taught history at the high school since 1989, and has been STA Treasurer and Membership Committee Chairman since 2008. He has served on the negotiations, administrative feedback, calendar, and health advisory committees during his nearly two decades of service on the STA Executive Board. He is currently an STA representative to the NYSUT Representative Assembly. (Tom's office extension is 2307.)