Our physical office spaces are closed; all DSEA staff have moved to remote work environments indefinitely. You can still contact staff at our regular office numbers (Dover: 734-5834, Newark: 366-8440, & Toll-Free 866-734-5834 ) and email addresses. If you aren’t sure who to email, call the respective offices and they will pass your information on to the appropriate staff member. Thank you in advance for your patience during this time.
DSEA Staff- Headquarters
Jeff Taschner, Executive Director
Patricia “Patti” McGonigle, General Counsel & Assistant Executive Director
Judy Anderson, CPA, Business Manager & Assistant Executive Director
Sandy Dearman, Executive Assistant to the President
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
Tammy Wagner, Coordinator of Member Programs, Events and Related Groups
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, Capital Secretaries, 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, Seaford Support Staff, and Indian River Chief Custodians
Wendy Cannon, UniServ Specialist for Local Association and Membership Growth and Development
Julie MacNeill, Program Assistant for DSEA/NEA-Retired and UniServ Directors
Amanda Gerardi, Program Assistant for Membership
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
Carol Zeisler, Program Assistant for membership and New Castle County UniServ Directors
Donna Clack, Legal Assistant to DSEA General Counsel