Trina Gonzales- Alesi

DSTA President

79-440 Corporate Centre Dr. Suite #116

La Quinta, CA 92253-7241


Tel: 760-564-3376 (office)

DSUSD Teacher named CA Teacher of the Year

Allison Cyr, third grade teacher at Lyndon B. Johnson Elementary School in Indio, was named a 2021 California Teacher of the Year by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond.

Congratulations, Allison! 

 Mission Statement

DSTA's purpose is to advocate with and

empower members to support rights and give

voice to promote public education that is safe

and equitable for members and students alike,

ensuring all students thrive through quality


DSTA Executive Board & Bargaining Committee

Pictured left to right, top to bottom:

Cheryl Powers (Carter), Secretary, Trina Gonzales-Alesi, President, Rolf Duvall (Carter) Treasurer

Patricia Schoenfeld (Hoover), Elementary School Grade Level Director II

Verdlee Stevenson (Truman), Ethnic Minority Representative

Anna Harris (Jefferson), Middle School Grade Level Director,

Allison Cyr (Johnson), Elementary School Grade Level Director I

Jennifer Ireland (IHS), High School Grade Level Director, Janine Domenici (Ford), Vice President

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