You deserve a union that works for you and with you

You got into education to make a difference. You should make a great living too!

Tracey Schroeder

Tracey Schroeder


With 25-yrs of experience, I know our elementary needs. I ran to advocate for TEACHING in LAUSD School Board 4…as YOUR VOICE & gained over 36,000 votes for CHANGE & will KEEP FIGHTING for YOUR Professional Rights!



    Why vote Tracey Schroeder for UTLA Elementary Vice President?

    Our teachers are overworked, burned-out, underpaid, and just plain frustrated.  I am ready to work to change the direction of UTLA and put teacher needs first. I am fully qualified and committed to ensuring representation for you, to be YOUR NEW VOICE for CHANGE to meet the needs of our members. I want YOUR dues to work for YOU.  It’s time to LEARN from our past experience. We need a United Team that understands our work as educators, and who will stand and fight for YOUR PAY, YOUR JOB, YOUR BENEFITS, and PROTECTING YOUR PROFESSIONAL RIGHTS. 




    If elected for Elementary Vice President, I will work tirelessly to find workable solutions for our classroom/professional issues:

    • -inadequate pay
    • -staffing crisis
    • -preparation time for elementary
    • -chapter chair/union volunteer compensation
    • -lack of itinerant, substitute, and special ed. support
    • -needless over-assessments
    • -displacement/layoffs from declining enrollment
    • -unreasonable administrative demands

    I am a 25-year-highly-qualified veteran teacher and UCLA graduate (B.A. degree in Communication Studies; master’s degree in Psychology, from Phillips Graduate Institute, Art Therapy), running to be your Elementary Vice President. Because I value our labor and public education, I have served as Chapter Chair, as NEA/RA State Delegate, and ran for LAUSD Member of the Board of Education District 4 against Nick Melvoin in 2022 and received over 36,000 votes.  

    Join me at United Team for Change to learn more about our highly qualified candidates and voter guide – so that UTLA WORKS for YOU, YOUR job, YOUR pay, YOUR benefits, YOUR Retirement, YOUR Professional Rights and Respect, so that teaching and learning can be a joy again. 

    Be sure to vote for: Tracey Schroeder for Elementary Vice President, putting teaching needs first.


    Vote For Change!

    We will return democracy to UTLA to empower all of our members again!

    The president changed the constitution to take away the veto power of the Hosue Of Representatives giving her the power of a dictator. This silences your voice!

    Vote For Change candidates will make sure every one of us has a voice in our union and nobody is silenced, disrespected, or dismissed. You deserve to be heard.

    We have a comprehensive plan to raise teacher pay!

    Anyone can say raise teacher pay, but we have a comprehensive plan to make it happen. Each and every one of you deserves to be paid a substantial professional salary. We will make that happen, together.


    We will do more to stop the abuse and intimidation of teachers!

    You deserve to work free of intimidation. We will protect your rights and strengthen your representation during grievance hearings.

     Bring back SCRAM.  Stop member abuses by administrators.


    We will end excessive workload increases without additional pay

    You should not be expected to do more and more work without being paid for it! Your time should be rewarding to you and you should be well compensated for it.


    We will fight for less testing

    Testing should not replace time teaching. Students are not standardized cogs in a machine. They are individuals with very individualized needs, learning styles, and challenges.


    Restructuring public education for families to better afford to live in L.A.

    Students’ families and teachers struggle to be able to afford to live in Los Angeles. We will work to create a modern curriculum that empowers students, teachers, and schools to increase economic stability and security moving forward.


    Creating more accountability & transparency for UTLA

    When you show up and succeed in getting an important motion passed only to have it disappear into some committee, that is unjust and unacceptable!

    We have the expertise and experience to know what UTLA should be doing that they are not doing, and what they are doing that they definitely should not be doing!

    We will make UTLA transparent and accountable to you and every rank-and-file member.


    Reducing teacher workload

    Overcrowded classrooms and insufficient numbers of teachers aids and support staff put undue burdens on you.

    We will work together in reducing teacher workloads. 

    Making professional development relevant to each teacher

    Professional development should be relevant to each teacher.

    Removing political factionalism/exclusion within UTLA so we can win together

    For too long UTLA has been run like an insiders club. Past officers have been excluded and frozen out in an apparent effort to preserve power.

    We will create an inclusive collegial environment and welcome the input, ideas, and participation of every past elected officer, many of whom have a wealth of experience that can continue to help our members.

    The information herein represents the views and opinions of the candidates and does not necessarily represent or reflect the opinions of UTLA.