PAT Advocacy Cadre

Introducing the New PAT Advocacy Cadre Hotline

We are excited to launch the PAT Advocacy Cadre, a group of 10 member-educators who will work closely with the UniServ Consultants to become experts on our contracts, and to support members who need help navigating the language of our union contracts. 

PAT Advocacy Cadre Hotline Hours

Mondays, 5:00-6:30 pm, starting August 31st.

  • Phone: (503) 495-2144 (leave a voicemail and you will get a call back during hotline hours)
  • Zoom Drop-In (open 5-6:30pm on Hotline Mondays)
  • Email[email protected] (send a message and you will get a response during hotline hours)

Interested in being a part of our 2021-22 PAT Advocacy Cadre? Learn more and apply here.

Meet the 2020-21 PAT Advocacy Cadre

¡Hola a todos! My name is Angela Bonilla and I am an Instructional Coach at Scott School K-5. This will be my 5th year teaching at PPS and first year out of my Spanish DLI classroom. I am extremely excited to be an advocate and resource for educators; ¡El pueblo unido jamás será vencido!

Tom Aaron Gevurtz teaches 2nd and 3rd graders in the Chinese Dual Language program at Harrison Park K8; the English side.  2020-2021 is my 27th year teaching Kindergarten through 8th grade.  I look forward to advocating for all PAT members!

Emily Golden-Fields is a substitute teacher who has worked in PPS since 2016. She teaches in schools throughout the district, and has taught a variety of grade levels: kindergarten through high school. She is excited to support and empower members as an advocate! 

Adama Goudiaby
My name is Hanna McGrath and I am currently teaching 8th grade Language Arts at Lane Middle School. Before joining PPS, I worked in a number of Portland’s youth-based non-profits with a focus on our youth houselessness crisis and literacy. 

Jackson Mowe started with PPS as a paraeducator in 2013. He is currently teaching fourth grade at Grout Elementary. He believes strongly in the power of collective action and is ready to advocate on your behalf. 

My name is Nahir Pérez. I am a 3rd grade Spanish Immersion teacher at Rigler Elementary. This is my 4th year teaching for the district.
I am originally from Panamá City, Panamá and moved to the United States when I was 7. I went through PPS for schooling starting at Beach Elementary, DaVinci Arts Middle School and Benson High School.
My name is Charity Powell, I am a Special Education Teacher at Laurelhurst School, and mom to an incoming kindergartener. I have worked for PPS since 2002. Over the years, I have taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade as a General Education Teacher, and Kindergarten through 8th grade as a Special Education Learning Center Teacher. 
My name is Maggie Raczek. I am a Science teacher at Lincoln High School. This is my 22nd year with PPS. I look forward to advocating for PAT members. 
Michele Stahlecker