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DSEA, 136 E. Water St. 
Dover, DE 19901
1-866-734-5834 (toll-free)
FAX 302-674-8499

DSEA, 4135 Ogletown-Stanton Rd.
Suite 101 Newark, DE 19713
302-366-8440 (not a toll-free number)
FAX 302-366-0287 

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Stephanie Ingram, President
Term expires July 14, 2020
Colonial Education Association

Stephanie Ingram became President on October 10th, 2018.  She had previously served as DSEA Vice President since July, 2017.  She is an elementary school teacher at New Castle Elementary School.

Kerry Stahl, Vice President
Term expires July 14, 2020
Milford Education Association

Kerry Stahl became Vice President on November 7th, 2018.  Stahl is a past-president of the Milford Education Association and has served on DSEA’s Trauma-Informed Schools Council and on the state-level Committee to Advance Educator Compensation and Careers.


Jeannette Wilt, Treasurer
Term expires July 14, 2021
Brandywine Education Association

Jeannette Wilt, a math teacher at Brandywine High School, was elected the new DSEA Treasurer in the Spring of 2018.


Michael Bank, NEA Director
Term expires July 14, 2020
Red Clay Education Association

Michael Bank is the NEA Director. Bank serves as DSEA's representative on the NEA Board of Directors.  He is a School Counselor at Richey Elementary School in the Red Clay School District.


DSEA Office Locations

Headquarters Office Branch Office

136 East Water Street
Dover, DE 19901
Tel: 866-734-5834 or 302-734-5834
Fax: 302-674-8499

4135 Ogletown-Stanton Rd, Ste. 101
Newark, DE 19713
Tel: 302-366-8440
Fax: 302-366-0287


DSEA Staff- Headquarters

Jeff Taschner, Executive Director

Patricia “Patti” McGonigle, General Counsel & Assistant Executive Director 

Tammy Wagner, Executive Assistant to Executive Director/General Counsel

Sandy Dearman, Executive Assistant to the President

Judy Anderson, CPA, Business Manager & Assistant Executive Director 

Judy Bickling, Business and Membership Program Assistant

Peggy Ramsey, Business and Membership Program Assistant

Deborah Stevens, Director of Instructional Advocacy

Kristin Dwyer, Director of Legislation and Political Organizing

Debbie Weaver, Program Assistant for Government Relations, Research, Political Organizing. and Instructional Advocacy

David Wright, Director of Member Relations and Communications

Shelley Meadowcroft, Director of Public Relations and Communications

Val Hoffmann, UniServ Director for Appoquinimink E.A., Appoquinimink FSWA, Appoquinimink ESPA, Polytech E.A. (unified teachers, paras, custodians), Smyrna E.A. (unified teachers, paras, custodians, secretaries), and Laurel E.A. (unified teachers, paras, custodians, secretaries, food service workers)

Kathy Dulis, UniServ Director for Cape Henlopen E.A., Cape Henlopen Support Staff, Indian River E.A. (unified teachers/specialists, secretaries, paras, custodians), and Delmar E.A.

Scott Cole, UniServ Director for Caesar Rodney E.A. (unified teachers and paras), Caesar Rodney Support, Milford E.A. (unified teachers/specialists and paraprofessionals), Sussex Tech. E.A., Sussex Tech Support, and Woodbridge E.A.

Mike Hoffmann, UniServ Director for Capital EA, Capital Paras, Capital Support, Capital Secys, Lake Forest (unified teachers, paras, secretaries, custodians, food service), Seaford E.A., Seaford Custodians, and Seaford Support Staff

Wendy Cannon, UniServ Specialist for Local Association and Membership Growth and Development

Julie MacNeill, Program Assistant for DSEA/NEA-Retired and UniServ Directors

Betty Cash, Program Assistant to UniServ Directors


New Castle County Office

4135 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Suite 101 Newark, DE 19713
Tel: 302-366-8440
FAX: 302-366-0287

David Davis, Uniserv Director for Brandywine E.A., Brandywine School Nutrition, Christina Child Nutrition, Colonial School Food Workers, Colonial Transportation, and Red Clay Food Services Workers

Julie DeHaas, UniServ Director for Christina E.A., Christina Paras, and Special Schools E.A. 

Laura Rowe, UniServ Director for Colonial E.A., Colonial Paras, Public Health Nurses Council, New Castle County Vo-Tech E.A. (teachers, specialists and paras), Red Clay Secretaries, and Charter School of Wilmington 

Vickie Caprinolo, UniServ Director for Christina Secretaries, Red Clay E.A., Red Clay Paras, and Odyssey Charter School

Carol Zeisler, Program Assistant to New Castle County UniServ Directors

Anne Koiv, Program Assistant to New Castle County UniServ Directors

Donna Clack, Legal Assistant to DSEA General Counsel