February 23, 2024, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the GFT Office (Mangilao).

Contested Seats

  • GDOE Teachers’ Chairperson

Uncontested Seats

  • GDOE Teachers’ Vice-Chairperson: Joanie La Ville
  • GDOE Recorder: Francisca Blanco
  • GCC Support Staff Chairperson: Kenneth Bautista
  • Alutiiq Chair (DODEA Bus Drivers) Chairperson: Albert Perez

Each exclusively recognized government agency can appoint a chairperson, vice-chairperson, and recorder to represent them in the Executive Council. If you are interested in fulfilling a vacancy, send a request to thelma@gftunion.com.

GDOE Teacher’s Chairperson Candidacy Statements

Audrey Perez Mandapat

Audrey Perez Mandapat

Buenas yan Hafa Adai GFT Family! My name is Audrey Perez Mandapat and I am hoping to continue my term as your GDOE Union Chair. I have been a part of the GFT Family since 2010 and have taken on multiple leadership roles since then. I have been your GDOE Vice Chair under the term of Ms. Doris Terlaje and have been a site steward since 2012. I have sat on the Guam Education School Board for 2 terms and have voiced our concerns to the department. I was a part of the CBA Negotiation team in 2016-2017 that brought our new and improved CBA. I humbly ask for your vote so that I can continue serving my GFT Family. Thank you.

Donny T Castro

Donny T Castro

William Arthur Ward states “Leadership is based on inspiration; not domination; on cooperation; not intimidation.”

My name is Donny T. Castro, and I am a candidate for the Guam Federation of Teachers Local 1581. I am running to not only to make a difference in the lives of students but to be the voice of reasons for all teachers including Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.

It is a new era that everyone is treated equally. I will work tirelessly to thrive to represent my fellow colleagues; to confront the challenges of our financial structural deficit where less is not more but having the resources available to us and for the greater good of our future statesmen, our students. Therefore, I will rise to let our voices be heard clearly as we stand together generation after generation as your representative with the Guam Federation of Teachers Local 1581.

Thank you.