© National Education Association - Jewish Affaris Caucus 2018
My name is Alexis Dvorkin and I live and teach in Santa Ana, California. I have been in special education for 20 years, first as an instructional assistant and now as a teacher.
My family is ethnically and religiously mixed and I was raised by my parents to think and make spiritual decisions for myself. Since a young age, I have always felt an affinity for my father's Jewish heritage and this has resulted in an opportunity for us to form a closer relationship in recent years.
My father was an active member in his union before his retirement; I strongly believe in the power of the union and am an elected official on the board in my local, the Santa Ana Educators Association.
Thank you for letting me lead you as the chair of the NEA Jewish Affairs Caucus for the upcoming year.