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Garden Grove Education Association
President: Bridget HoldermanN, Electronic AdNotes – FEB 23, 2024
12912 Brookhurst St, #360, Garden Grove (714) 638-7480

GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve.

GGEA 2023-2024 GOALS
Engage membership through internal organizing to build a stronger union.


Human Rights Committee Meeting

Monday, February 26, 3:30 p.m. on Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting:

  • Meeting ID: 974 8048 3685
    Passcode: GGEAHR

Special Education Joint Task Force - Monday, February 26, 3:30 p.m. at D.O. FS Training Room

GGEA Rep Council - Tuesday, February 27, 4:00 p.m. at Peters K-3


We are required to renew our teaching credential every 5 years. You can renew early, click here -


Please click on the link below or the picture to access information from CTA member benefits regarding student loan forgiveness programs - Student Loan Forgiveness


GGEA can cover the costs for 5 conference attendees. If you are interested, please email Bridget Holdermann at

Costs include registration ($129), parking ($17 per day), and mileage (IRS rate). Please keep proof of registration, parking receipts, and google maps to submit for reimbursement. Click on the image below to access the registration page.

Anyone is welcome to attend at their own expense


Reminder: Vote for OSCC Endorsed Orange County Board of Education Candidates

On or Before March 5.


We are aware that many members' homes and/or classrooms may be impacted by recent storms. As a CTA member, you have access to The CTA Disaster Relief Fund, a special fund that provides grants to CTA members who suffer significant losses due to natural and other disasters in California. To get more information about available grants & qualification details or to apply, please visit

If you have any questions, CTA Member Benefits is ready to help and can be reached at (650)552-5200 or This program is available thanks to the goodwill of many CTA members who have made voluntary tax-deductible donations to assist fellow colleagues in need. For more information visit

Thank you and Stay Safe!


When Someone Else Gets in an Accident in Your Car:


The communications committee is looking for new members. Currently we are in need of a Chairperson, plus a minimum of 3 additional members.

The communications committee puts out the ADVOCATE bimonthly and also oversees our FaceBook page. Although new and fresh ideas on how we can communicate more effectively with our members is appreciated.

Anyone interested in joining the communications committee please email

Thank You!


Monday, February 5, at 3:30 p.m. - There will be a Job Share Meeting at the GGEA Office.

Thursday, February 15, at 3:45 p.m. - There will be a Maternity Workshop at the GGEA Office


First: Thank you to our members serving on the Ethnic Studies, Collaboration, and Grading Consults.

There are times when you may not agree with the decision reached by the majority of the members on the consult. In those instances, your opinion is still important and should be shared. This can be done by filling out the Consult Minority Report. If you need to fill out a minority report you can get a copy from a GGEA board member or bargaining team member serving on the consult, the instruction office, or you can click on the picture below to access a printable version of the report. Please return the report to the GGEA office through district mail or email to


The conference is designed for educators in the first 3 years of their career. GGEA will cover the cost for three (3) of our new educator members to attend the conference, but all new educators are welcome to sign-up for the conference.

Please respond to this email if you would like GGEA to reimburse you for your costs to attend the conference. The first 3 emails received will be reimbursed for registration, parking, and mileage.

University credit can also be earned for conference attendance. However, if you plan to use the units towards advancement on the salary schedule, you will need pre-approval from your immediate supervisor and the Office of Personnel Services (per article 12.2f of the contract).

Click on the flyer below to access the CTA conference registration page.



Newly hired CTA members have 270 days from starting work to apply for the only CTA-endorsed Disability and Life insurance plans with no health questions asked.


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Whether you are at the beginning, middle, or near the end of your career it's a good idea to attend a retirement workshop. There are several online workshops available in the upcoming year. Click on the link below to sign up for a date. If you are nearing retirement and have not set up an appointment with a CalSTRS planning consultant, then I highly recommend that you do this sooner rather than later.

Retirement Workshops for 2023/2024

  Know a GGEA member who volunteers their time and energy to benefit the school community or the community at large? GGEA wants to recognize our members who go above and beyond to serve students, parents, and/or colleagues. Submission form available on the GGEA Human Rights Committee webpage. A pdf form is also available for download (Click on the flyer below).  

There are several upcoming conferences for the 2023/2024 school year. The GGEA Board of Directors usually approves reimbursement for approximately 3-4 members to attend. However, anyone can attend a conference at their own expense. Registration and information for CTA Conferences can be found on the CTA website at:


Together Everyone Achieves More

Contact Information:
GGEA President: Bridget Holdermann
phone: 714-638-7480
fax: 714-638-9167
email: President, Bridget Holderman–
    Executive Director, Paul Kim –
    Associate Staff, Jenny Gonzalez –

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Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."

Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."

Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."

Our Mission Statement:
"GGEA is an association of educators who advocate for the well-being of our membership and the students we serve."