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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 Carrie Patane's first year as OCTA President. Carrie has taught in the district for close to 25 years. 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 13th 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 13 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 19 years of math teaching experience and his love of numbers to your Board of Directors. Mike has been actively involved with your union for 13 years now. His numeric prowess is unmatched. Mike teaches 8th graders at the Oswego Middle School.
Kim LeRoy took over as OCTA grievance chair in 2018. 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 20th 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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Janus Action Center!
Wealthy special interests are fighting to destroy our unions and the things we value. They’ve funded Janus vs. AFSCME, a case before the Supreme Court that poses a direct threat to our voice, our values and our union.

Here are 6 things you can do right now to spread the word and stand strong by telling everyone: "I'm sticking with our union!"