Executive Council


Ellen Bernstein

Ellen Bernstein

ATF President
Sean Thomas

Sean Thomas

Eldorado HS

ATF Executive Vice President

Sarah Hager

Sarah Hager

Cleveland MS

ATF Secretary

Chelsea O’Connell

Chelsea O’Connell

John Baker ES

Treasurer

Sonya Romero

Sonya Romero

Lew Wallace ES

Vice President for Elementary Schools

Loyola Cortinas

Loyola Cortinas

Valle Vista ES

Vice President for Elementary Schools

Jason Krosinsky

Jason Krosinsky

Wilson MS

Vice President for Middle Schools

Tanya Kuhnee

Tanya Kuhnee

Eldorado HS

Vice President for High Schools

Dwayne Norris

Dwayne Norris

Bandelier ES

Vice President for Membership and Engagement

Angela Reynolds

Angela Reynolds

Aztec Complex

Vice President for Support & Related Services

Loretta Shiver

Loretta Shiver

ATF Professional Development Coordinator

Sara Attleson

Sara Attleson

Kennedy MS

COPE Chair

Organizing Team


Veronica Forester

Veronica Forester

Emerson ES
Dwayne Norris

Dwayne Norris

Bandelier ES

Vice President for Membership and Engagement

Chelsea O’Connell

Chelsea O’Connell

John Baker ES

Treasurer

Sonja Kortsch

Sonja Kortsch

Bandelier ES
Tracy Nichols

Tracy Nichols

John Baker ES
Ginger Koning

Ginger Koning

Barcelona ES
Jonathan Seyfried

Jonathan Seyfried

Sandia HS
Rachael Sonia

Rachael Sonia

Garfield MS
Benjamin Temkin

Benjamin Temkin

Ernie Pyle MS
Phillip King

Phillip King

Valle Vista ES

And...last but not least: The ATF Staff!


ATF Staff


Ellen Bernstein

Ellen Bernstein

ATF President

Dedicated. Tenacious. Passionate about public education

Phone:505-262-2657 ex 202

Email:ellen@atfunion.org

Dwayne Norris

Dwayne Norris

ATF Organizing & Communications

Strumming and humming in the classroom for 22 years & member of ATF his entire career.  Proud father, grandfather, agitator, and organizer.

Phone:505-262-2657 ext 204

Email:dwayne@atfunion.org

Joseph O’Connell

Joseph O’Connell

ATF Staff Representative

Baseball loving PE teacher dedicated to increasing teacher professionalism and power. Go Cubs! Go Teachers!

Phone:505-262-2657 ext 206

Email:joseph@atfunion.org

Deena Burnett

Deena Burnett

ATF Staff Representative

Veteran middle school teacher joins the ATF team following five years of working with Kansas AFT affiliates. She’s not in Kansas any more!

Phone:505-262-2657 ext 212

Email:deena@atfunion.org

Jerry Thorn

Jerry Thorn

ATF Staff Representative

Burque born. Bubbly dad, dedicated hubby and political junkie. Believes in the collective strength of working folk.

Phone:505-262-2657 ext 205

Email:jerry@atfunion.org

Barbara Gonzales

Barbara Gonzales

ATF Secretary

Proud grandma, outdoorsy Bluewater weekender and team sports enthusiast. ATF office “veterana” of 36 years.

Phone:505-262-2657

Email:barbara@atfunion.org

Arlene Maestas

Arlene Maestas

ATF Secretary

Band mom, avid concert-goer and ATF’s in-house money guru.

Phone:505-262-2657

Email:arlene@atfunion.org

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…And YOU!

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