Welcome to the SDEA-Retired website! Our motto is “Lifetime Learners… Lifetime Professionals”. SDEA-Retired is unified with CTA/NEA-Retired. SDEA/CTA/NEA-Retired is an active, influential lobby in the state for education issues, and especially for retirement and health concerns. Over the last several years, your association advocates have successfully lobbied to increase CALSTRS benefits for current members. On the local level, SDEA-R is a watchdog for retiree issues and a place where retired educators can come together socially and educationally. SDEA-R current has a membership of over 800 retirees.

We invite all certificated education employees to join our organization by completing the application on this website. Please see the calendar of events so you can plan to join us for camaraderie as well as for pertinent information. Registration forms for upcoming events are also on this website. The SDEA-R Executive Committee hopes to see you at one our future events. If we do not have your email address, please send it to Debbie Redenbaugh at

Contact us -->The SDEA-Retired mailing address is PO Box 880282, San Diego, CA 92168-0282.

—Debbie Redenbaugh at

VP Terry Pesta                       Recording Secretary  Rae Riner     Treasurer Sandy Ambrosi        Corresponding  Secretary                                                                                                                                                                  Joyce Heyn


Elected Positions:
Debra Redenbaugh            President                                                         
Terry Pesta                         Vice President                                                          
Rae Riner                            Recording Secretary                      

Joyce Heyn                          Corresponding Secretary                                           
Sandra Ambrosi                 Treasurer                                         

Claudia Weimer                 SDEA Rep Council Liaison                            
Elizabeth Ahlgren              SDEA Rep Council Liaison                                     

Valarie Davidson                SDEA Rep Council Liaison (Alt)  

By-Law Position:

Norma Heeter                      President Emeritus                        

 Appointed Positions:                     
 Gail Boyle                          Membership  Maintenance                         
 Judy Thomas                     SDEA-R Liaison to JH&WBC*     
 Ann Norman                      SDEA-R Liaison to JH&WBC*     
 Marc Capitelli                   Website Manager                             

*Joint Health and Welfare Benefits Committee