Division Leaders

Larry Fells


Larry leads our Division.  He is anxious to hear from anyone with suggestions.  If you have any questions about our program, contact us using the Contact Us page.

Susan Tipton

Recording Secretary

The minutes of our meetings are in Susan’s care.  From East Shasta County, she also attends our business meetings in Redding.  Check with her about any dates of our Division activity.  Contact us using the Contact Us page.

Andy Zopolos

1st Vice President

Andy became an active leader at our last Area Workshop.  Now he takes an active part in every business meeting of the Board, and stands ready to assist our President Larry.

Earnest Sandoval

Financial Secretary/Treasurer

Ernie keeps the books for us, and lets the Board know when money is there, or not, so they can plan programs.  Ernie is also an officer in RPEA.  For any question about our finances see Ernie.   Contact us using the Contact Us page.

Kristi B. Betts

Area II Membership Chair

Talk to Kristi about any little thing you see to improve our Association.  Former President, she knows just what it takes for us to succeed.  She invites you to lunch to share ideas.

Mayrene Edmiaston and Cregg Zehnle

Area II Resources Services Co-Chairs

Mayrene brings inspiration to us about our life-quality, and with Cregg’s help arranges day trips  for us around the North State, visiting Museums, Libraries, Wineries, and the Ashland Shakespeare Theater.

Pat Tucker

Communications and Theater

We buy-out the Riverfront Theater annually to raise money for student scholarships.  Pat has her fingers in the newsletter, directory, publicity, etc. and is a perfect image of the hard worker.  And a reminder that we need more helpers just like her.

Paula Kahler

Student Scholarships

Every year we raise and give $1,000 to  2 or 3 local college students who we hope will become teachers.  Also, one high school student who gets $500.  Paula helps us find those students, encourage them, and follow through with their careers.  Great work, Paula!

Don Yost


Retired Teachers are almost invisible, and Don is out to get us seenn around Shasta County.  The newspaper, KIXE, and local events where we can become known and recognized as part of this community are his job.  Multi-tasker.

Ginny Zopolos

2nd Vice President

Ginny now takes care of her share of our Program.   She is always looking for good program ideas and presentations.

Ernie Sandoval and Anne Handel


For years Anne and Ernie have followed the health care systems both locally and State. Share with them, or ask any questions and they will tell you just how to get up-to-date information.  Anne is also the CTA-R Northern Region representative.  Contact us using the Contact Us page.

Donald E Goodykoontz


Don is on the State Legislation Committee representing Area II.  If you are interested in the CalRTA Legislation activity, call Don.  A local legislative committee meets bi-monthly here in Redding.  Ask Don about it.

Katherine S. Haake


Kay is  enthusiastic about finding new members for Div #16.  If YOU want to join, or know of someone who might join us, let Kay know right away.  The local membership committee of 5 could also use some help.  Remember, there is strength in numbers. Contact us using the Contact Us page.

Marge Bland and Mary Abrott

Sunshine / Visitation

A card, a phone call, a visit to our friends who suffer illness = to show how we care for one another.  Call Marge if you know of a need.

Jan Peugh

Newsletter Editor

Jan keeps us informed with our local CalRTA newsletter about everything we do or plan to do.  Our life-line of information.  It is published bi-monthly, and are always looking for interesting articles.  Contact Jan with information or photos.

Sally Curd

Member Directory and Membership Recruitment

Co-worker with several others who keep programs going strong, Sally is another hard worker who just likes to see things get done, and done right.

Jane Nelson

Student Scholarships

One of our Scholarship Funds is a 501(c)3 so any donation is tax deductible.  We are trying to grow that capital so that only the interest will be better support for high school students. We really need  Bequests to meet the needs of more future teachers. Teachers are the Golden Future of America.

Gerri Bramwell and Marilyn Hickle

Teacher Classroom Grants

We reach out to support local schools. Giving teachers a little extra money for classroom projects is a great way.  8 different schools are picked each year.  Teachers stop by our lunch to say thanks for helping their students.  This is truly inspiring to us all.