CTA Secretary-Treasurer Mikki Cichocki-Semo brings a career dedicated to helping at-risk students and building local education coalitions to her statewide leadership position.
The daughter of two public school teachers, her education roots run deep. A veteran teacher with classroom experience in kindergarten through middle school, she is currently assigned to Youth Services in the San Bernardino City Unified School District. Cichocki-Semo (pronounced “chuh-husky”) believes CTA is a driving force for a quality education for every student. She holds a degree in liberal studies from Cal Poly Pomona, and went to San Bernardino public schools. She came to education after working in business for several years. She has 23 years of education experience and has represented thousands of teachers throughout San Bernardino and Riverside counties on the CTA Board of Directors.
Cichocki-Semo’s duties with Youth Services focus on disciplinary, attendance and child welfare issues for nontraditional students who face shrinking alternative educational programs. She was serving her third three-year term on the CTA Board of Directors when she was elected to the CTA leadership team in spring 2011. Her many duties as secretary-treasurer include ensuring that CTA remains fiscally sound as California schools cope with unprecedented cuts.
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