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Welcome to The Oswego Classroom Teachers' Association.
This Association has been established to promote the best interests of the teachers and other members of the professional staff within the district. 

Monthly OCTA general membership meetings happen on the second Tuesday of each month at the OCTA office starting at 4:10- 122 A West 2nd St, Oswego, NY (the old Mary Jean's Alterations).  Have a question or concern for the OCTA officers or Board of Directors? Please use the 'Contact Us' box to the right to enter your question. We will address all questions at the next OCTA general assembly meeting, and the information will be disseminated through your building president, vice president or representative (see Building Officer / Rep list). 
Meet Your OCTA Officers
Oswego Classroom Teachers Association

The Oswego Classroom Teachers' Association seeks to: 
1. advance the standards for the teaching profession 
2. secure the conditions necessary for the greatest efficiency of the teachers and the school district
3. promote the welfare of its members
4. organize all personnel engaged in education into one united organization

Read more from the OCTA Constitution (updated version available soon in all buildings).

This is Roger Sprague's fourth year as OCTA President. Roger is in his 29th year of teaching and has been active on the OCTA Board of Representatives for more than 20 years. Roger is a dedicated leader and Oswego is proud to have him as head of the OCTA. Roger teaches at Kingsford Park.
Carrie Patane has taught for close to 20 years now in the Oswego City School District. Carrie is your current OCTA grievance chair. About the union Carrie comments: "It gives me great satisfaction to be a part of something bigger. I feel I am having a positive impact on our profession."
This is Dan Rose's 9th year on the OCTA Board of directors in charge of internal public relations, new member council and website and newsletter design and distribution. Dan recognizes the importance of a strong labor union and is working to keep the entire membership well informed.
Jenn Cahill has been a part of  your OCTA Board of directors for close to 10 years now, serving as leader of political action and external public relations. Mrs. Cahill says that the Oswego 
students are her first love, but that she also enjoys working with teachers.
OCTA treasurer Mike Patane brings his 16 years of math teaching experience and his love of numbers to your Board of Directors. Mike has been actively involved with your union for close to 10 years now. His numeric prowess is unmatched. Mike teaches 8th graders at the Oswego Middle School.
Kim LeRoy took over as OCTA negotiations' chair in 2017. Kim has worked for the OCSD for over a decade. Kim is currently the building librarian at  Minetto Elementary where she also serves as building president. Of unions, Kim says she is proud to help teachers gain a voice.
Michelle McManus took over as OCTA secretary in 2016. She is in her 17th year teaching at Leighton elementary. She has been a building rep for many years and is excited to take on a larger role within the union.
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Attention OCTA Retirees! You are eligible to enroll in the OCTA Dental Plan! 

Due to the large number of inquiries about dental coverage as an OCTA retiree, we are sending out a generic email with information about enrolling in the OCTA Dental Plan as a retiree. We will list the basics as bullet comments and you will find benefit information and premium rates through the links below. Please pass this info on to retirees. Also direct them to our new retiree Facebook page (OCTA Retirees) to stay in touch. Anyone with specific dental questions should contact Pat Armet directly at octadentalplan@gmail.com. 

OCTA Retiree Dental Premiums
OCTA Dental Benefits
OCTA Retirees 2017