MCEA 2023 Elections- Click link below for Bios

Election Information and Form

MCEA 2023 Election

February 22, 2023


Members of Martin County Education Association:

Please consider this communication as a formal notice that MCEA will be beginning the process for elections for the following positions:

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Faculty Representatives
  • Seven (7) Executive Board Seats
  • MCEA Delegate to 2023 FEA Delegate Assembly
  • MCEA delegate to 2023 NEA Representative Assembly.

Members of MCEA, who meet the eligibility criteria, may self-nominate for any of the open positions.  You may not complete the self-nomination form for anyone else.  If you are ready to get more involved, you may print your name in your chosen “nominee” space and sign next to it, thereby signifying your intention to run, and your commitment, if elected, to fulfil the duties of the office. Please download the attached “Self Nomination Form 2023.pdf”.


You can also download the “Officer Duties Election Year 2023.pdf” if you want an explanation of the responsibilities for each position.


The MCEA Election Committee is asking you to email/scan the signed self-nomination form to the MCEA Election Committee at MCEA.ElectionCommittee@gmail.com by 5pm on March 22nd, 2023.  It must be received prior to the deadline, or it WILL NOT be accepted.  If you have any questions or concerns, please send them to the above email address.  We look forward to working with you in 2023-2024!


In Solidarity,

The MCEA Election Committee:


Katie Spohr- Committee Chair

Kelly Coleman

Dan Gorostiaga


NEA Leadership Summit 2023 San Francisco

Matt Theobald, MCEA Vice President, was invited to attend the NEA Leadership Summit, along with thirty other leaders from Florida. We were well represented with other leaders from across the country. Andrew Spar, FEA President is seated next to Matt. Thank you, Andrew for your leadership!  Highlights of the summit: Negotiatiating and Organizing! Great work!

Drive for DeSoto- Hurricane Relief

Matt Theobald, VP of MCEA, travelled across the state before spring break to DeSoto County to deliver school supplies. President Jerry Mead was so appreciative of the outpouring of support from Martin County. Thank you to Lani Bartsch, our Secretary who organized the supplies! Thank you to all of the teachers who donated the supplies!
Solidarity forever!

FEA Town Hall- Call to action! Tonight, March 6th

  1. Working Family Lobby Corps: The goal is to have 50 members in the Capitol each week. Working Family Lobby Corps form here


  1. Town Hall Meeting tonight at 7:00p.m. To date, approximately 1200 members statewide have signed up to attend.  Click here to register for our town hall.

MCEA General Membership Webinar

When: January 9th
Time: 5 p.m.
1. Introductions
2. Hurricane make-up days
3. Negotiations update/ratification
4. New method of dues deductions
5. Adjourn
Please look out for a Hustle message from FEA staff to register
Karen Resciniti, President
Martin County Education Association

Teacher of the Year 22-23

Congratulations Martin County Teacher of the Year 2022, Jessica Urbay!

Congratulations Leigh Anne Pike! Martin County 2021 Teacher of the Year.



MCEA is a not-for-profit professional teachers’ organization designed to advocate the advancement of a free public education for all; to empower and advance professional growth for educators; and to engage our members and our community in order to ensure that our students learn and succeed in a diverse world.

MCEA Executive Board 2022-2023

President - Karen Resciniti
Vice President - Matt Theobald
Treasurer - Arian Dineen
Secretary - Lani Bartsch
Elementary - Daniela D'Angelo
Middle - Erica Fischer
High - Marianne Vinette
Non-Traditional Schools - Liz Wrocklage
At Large - Pat Holts (all levels)

Congratulations to MCEA Teachers of the Year 2022/2023

Dorothy Hyland - BCE


Natalie Martin - CGE

Rebekah Synakowski - CLE

Carol-Lee Holland - AMS

Carrisa Berkely - FAWE

Olga Leonard - IMS

Michelle Hance - JBHS

** Richard LoSardo - MCHS Teacher of the Year

Michelle Heath - PWE

Jennifer Goodman - RA

Tammie Meder - SWE

Christina Steger - SFHS

Monica Pool - SMS



School Site Leaders 2022-2023

Admin Center - VACANT
Anderson Middle - Tonya Belvin
Bessey Creek - Dorothy Hyland
Citrus Grove - Katherine Spohr
Crystal Lake - Carolyn Jackson, Sarah Gast
F.A. Williams - vacant
Hidden Oaks - Charlene Bosco, Kelly Coleman
Hobe Sound - Barbara Cagni
Indiantown Middle - VACANT
J.D. Parker -  Maryann Williams,Jill Cavolo
Jensen Beach Ele -  Mike Dictor, Karol Lynn Gebhardt
Jensen Beach HS - Daniel Gorostiaga
Martin County - Helen Dillon, Bryan Johnson, Leigh Anne Pike
Murray Middle - Ana Sahagun, Karen Kiehn
Palm City -  Cheryl Miranda
Perkins - VACANT
Pinewood -  Jackie Nisa, Jennifer Towell
Port Salerno - Joanne Dickinson, Teresa Soliman, Michelle Smith
Riverbend Academy - Easter Hartley
Salerno LC - Joanne Dickinson, Michelle Smith
SeaWind - VACANT
South Fork - Jenn DeVries,Shelby Hart, Hilary Pinder, Sierra Traister
Spectrum - Emmie Eimann
Stuart Middle - Dan Boyle, Mary Noorian
Warfield - Kimberely Hubbard, Kimberly Love
Willoughby LC - VACANT