About Us


Our History

     The Rohnert Park Cotati Educators Association (RPCEA) came into existence in 1963 and has been the exclusive bargaining representative for Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified District (CRPUSD) teachers, counselors, speech and language pathologists, and nurses.  RPCEA negotiates wages, benefits, and working conditions that are reflected in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between Rohnert Park Cotati Educators Association and Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District.  more . . .


Bargaining Chair: 

Carley Harp (EV)

Bargaining Team:

Jim Gregoretti - TMS

Beth Field - MH

Emilie King - THS


Elections Chair: 

Jen Bodlovich- MH

Safety Committee: 

Yvonne Cobert - EV

Jessica Pengel - TPA

Communications Chair:


Calendar Committee: 

Mandy Hilliard - EV (Traditional Elementary)

Jayme Allen - RC (Year Round Elementary)

Michael Nolden - RCHS (Secondary)

Region 1 CTA Staff Support - Helen O'Donnell and Mark Mitchell.  Helen sadly passed away December 2018. Her union advocacy and passion will continue to inspire. 

Our Executive Board

President - David Freebairn (THS)

In the middle of raising my six children, I decided to change careers. After working in three other districts, I landed on our District. I taught 6-8 grade at Creekside Middle School (now Lawrence Jones), teaching Spanish, English, U.S. History, and reading. Then I split my time between LJMS and Technology High School, teaching Spanish. Being a teacher has been both challenging and rewarding. I have also served as a Site Representative, and am now honored to work on the Executive Board. 

1st Vice-President - Jessica Pengel (TPA)

2nd Vice-President - Shala Pace (TPA)

Treasurer - Linnea Leroux (LJMS)

Secretary - Betsey Moses (RCHS)