New Hires



As President of the United Teachers of Santa Clara (UTSC), I would like to welcome you to the Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD). I am happy that you have decided to begin, or continue, your career in SCUSD. I invite you to become a member of UTSC, which is the local chapter of the California Teachers Association (CTA) and the National Education Association (NEA). As an Active member, you will enjoy the many benefits we are proud to offer.

The UTSC Representative(s) from your site, or your faculty unit (i.e., SLP, Nurses, etc.), will be more than happy to assist you as you start the school year. In the meantime, if you have any questions or need assistance before then, please don’t hesitate to contact me either by calling the UTSC Office at 669-500-8066 or via e-mail at


Phanom "Amber" Wacht

UTSC President

Here are some documents you most likely will find useful:


Orientation Materials

New hires have 180 days to sign up for disability and life insurance plans. Follow the link below to learn more:

Sign up for Disability and Life Insurance

Other Resources:

Documents To Keep in Your Professional Records File

Your Personal Professional Records


Plans For Your Substitute

CTA Membership

Click on Join CTA to become a members of UTSC/CTA/NEA return the completed and signed from to the UTSC office and a membership card will be sent to you.

Services for Union Members vs