New Hires

NEW Members

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 408-320-9137 or via e-mail at


Phanom "Amber" Wacht

UTSC President


Here are some documents you most likely will find useful:

2021-2022 UTSC Presentation for New Hires

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

2021 New Hire Presentation