DSEA Staff

DSEA Staff- Headquarters

Jeff Taschner, Executive Director

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

Sandy Dearman, Executive Assistant to the President & Executive Director

Debbie Weaver, Program Assistant - Business

Peggy Ramsey, Program Assistant - Business and Finance

Jon Neubauer, Director of Education Policy

Kristin Dwyer, Director of Legislative and Political Strategy

Amanda Simonetti, Program Assistant - Legislation, Political Organizing, and Education Policy

Kathy Dulis, Director of Professional and Leadership Development  

David Wright, Director of Member Relations and Communications

Wendy Cannon, Director of Local Association and Membership Growth and Development

Tammy Wagner, Coordinator of Member Programs, Events, and Related Groups

Amanda Gerardi,  Program Assistant - Membership/Organizational

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)

Julio Soto Hernandez, UniServ Director for Caesar Rodney Support, Cape Henlopen E.A., Cape Henlopen Support Staff, Delmar E.A., Indian River Chief Custodians, Lake Forest E.A. (unified teachers, paras, secretaries, custodians, food service), and Sussex Vo-Tech Support

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

Mike Hoffmann, UniServ Director for Capital Constables, Capital Paras, Capital Support, Seaford E.A., Seaford Custodians, Seaford Support Staff, and Indian River E.A. (unified teachers/specialists, secretaries, paras, custodians)

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


New Castle County Office

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

Shelley Meadowcroft, Director of Public Relations and Communications

Valarie Jones, Program Assistant - Membership and New Castle County UniServ Directors

Donna Clack, Legal Assistant to DSEA General Counsel