HCEA 2018 Election Bios

Bio Sketches and Names were printed exactly as they were submitted.

Bio sketches for Board of Director are limited to 50 words and sketches for NEA Delegate is limited 25 words.

Some sketches have been cut mid-sentence to fit Rep Approved Guidelines.

HCEA Board of Director:

Vote for (5):

 

Georgianne McNeirney

Position: Teacher

School: Dunloggin Middle

Biography: I have been a member of HCEA sine 1995 and a building rep until this year. I have served on the MSEA HCR committee for 8 years. I served on the HCEA Board for about 8 years.
I believe that the union helps the educators do what they do best-teach.

 

Mary Stein

Position: Cluster Nurse

School: Lime Kiln MS Fulton es

 Biography: I have served as a Board member for 6 years. I would like to continue to work hard  on your behalf for another term. I am committed to All HCEA members and will be the voice foe  ESP and Teacher alike.

 

 Leirdre Galloway

Position: Teacher

School: River Hill High

Biography:  20 year Active  member Former negotiating team member  Appointed to the Board Fall 2017  ASKING for an OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE COMMITTED to HCEA.s  promotion of equity and professional support for all our members. A listener, learner and HARD WORKER  Highly Motivated and prepared to advocate on behalf of our mission.

 

 

 

Karen Randall

Position: Vocal Music Teacher

School: Lime Kiln MIddle School                 

 Biography: I would like to continue as a member of the HCEA Board of Directors to help and empower members to make HCPSS the best school system in MD and the US.  As a member of the HCEA Board of Directors we have the responsibility to make a positive difference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Gannon

Position: Teacher

School: Bonnie Branch MS

Biography:  Hoping to collaborate and serve Howard Educators with integrity, dedication and discernment while holding all stakeholders accountable to the needs of all staff and students. Vote Anna Gannon for HCEA Board of Directors.

 

 

Sheila Ebron

Position:

School: Ilchester

Biography:

 

 

 

Erika Strauss Chavarria

Position: Teacher

School: WLHS

Biography: Erika Strauss Chavarria is an 8th year Spanish teacher at WLHS. She serves on the NEA, MSEA, and HCEA Board of Directors. She is a member of the HCEA Minority Affairs Committee and Howard County Educators of Color Coalition. Erika is also a licensed practioner and trainer of Restorative Justice.

 

 

 

 

 

Alison Daniels

Position: Teacher

School: Thomas Viaduct Middle School

Biography:  As a current Board of Director and member of the contract negotiation team I am passionate about advocating for our members. I want to help ensure the teachers and ESPs of HCPSS are recognized for and supported in the incredible work they do each day.

 

 

 

 

Jennifer E. Bezy

Position: Teacher

School: Fulton Elementary

Biography:  My name is Jennifer Bezy. I’ve been a member of HCEA for 19 years. Currently, I teach first grade at Fulton Elem. I am extremely excited to take my years of experience working on many MSEA and HCEA committees to guide my conversations and decision making on the HCEA BOD.

 

 

 

 

 

Michael McLellan

Position: Teacher

School: PAtuxent Valley

Biography:  I am interested in educational trends and intrigued by the relationships of the educational process, policy and learners. Coming from civil rights family, I attended Baltimore schools, taught in the city, and Howard County.. My experiences have widened my perspective to see the community from a multicultural perspective.

 

 

 

 

 

Lauri Hornicek

Position: Teacher

School: Manor Woods Elementary                    

Biography:  I would like to devote more time to the association to help further our initiatives at the local, state, and national level. I believe we should work collaboratively with all persons and groups to better our schools, our community, and our students’ school experiences.

 

 

 

 

 

HCEA Delegate to NEA Convention:

Bio sketches for HCEA Delegate to the NEA Convention is limited 25 words.

Some sketches have been cut to fit Rep Approved Guidelines.

Vote for as many as Fifteen (15)

 

 

Sarai Gray

Position: Media Specialist

School: Laurel Woods

Biography: I would be honored to represent HCEA at the NEA for a second year. I hope you can support me.

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa Pellegrino

Position: Teacher

School: CLES

Biography I believe that as an HCEA NEA Delegate I will bring a listening ear and a reflective approach to decision making. Student welfare not politics!

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Greer

Position: Paraeducator

School: Veterans ES/pinc p.

Biography:  I woukd be honored to be a voice for my colleagues at the national level.

 

 

Kevin Miller

Position: Physics Teacher

School: Reservoir High School

Biography: I am in my 15th year teaching at Reservoir HS and before that was a career Coast Guard Officer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hugo Jackson

Position: Special Educator

School: Lime Kiln Middle School

Biography: 2018 in Minneapolis means fighting for equity for old and new and everyone in Howard County, Maryland and across the country!

 

 

 

 

Kelli Midgely

Position: Teacher

School: Wilde Lake High

Biography:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tiana Seldon

Position: 4th grade teacher

School: worthington elem

Biography: I am a committed advocate to ensure educators and students have a voice on policies or laws.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maxine Salah

Position: RECC Paraprofessional

School: Veterans ES

Biography:   I have attended several National and Local convention for close to 19 years. I will once again represent you and be your voice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kara Brooks- Odom

Position: Special Educator

School: Mount Hebron High School

Biography: Teacher of Certificate Students brings a unique perspective to the needs of Students with varying abilities in curriculum and access to the community.

 

 

 

 

 

Cheryl Coleman

Position: Special Education Para

School: Jeffers Hill

Biography: My goal is to serve the members of our association better and to be your voice at the NEA convention.

 

 

Mary Stein

Position: Cluster Nurse

School: Lime Kiln MS Fulton es

Biography  I have been a delegate to MSEA and NEA . I would like to continue to be your voice on important educational issues.

 

 

Shante Young

Position: Teacher

School: Howard High School

Biography: I’m Shanté Young, special education teacher, with over eleven years experience in the union. I will be your voice at the NEA RA in Minneapolis.

 

 

Leirdre Galloway

Position: Teacher

School: River Hill High

Biography:  I am committed  I LISTEN, will ADVOCATE Promote a culture of equity,support and respect Equity for ALL students and staff Elevate quality of public education.

 

 

 

Danielle King

Position: mayfield woods middle

School: PE teacher

Biography I would like to represent you at the NEA convention. I’ll use my past experience and leadership skills, to be a voice for all educators.

 

 

 

 

Eric Roberts

Position: ITL Special Education

School: WLHS

Biography 1994 Graduated from Coppin State College
1994 Began my career as a Special education teacher
1999 Transitioned to DCPS
2017 ITL, HCPSS

 

 

 

Kathleen MacLaughlin

Position: HS English Teacher

School: Homewood

Biography Advocating for staff and student rights, I live in Columbia with my husband and three children. I’m a teacher by day, a parent by night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Randall

Position: Vocal Music Teacher

School: Lime Kiln MIddle School                    

Biography: I would like to represent HCEA at the NEA RA to help to set a positive and inclusive agenda for the educators across the profession.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Gannon

Position: Teacher

School: Bonnie Branch MS

Biography:  Looking forward to actively engaging in debate and discussion around the issues important to Howard and Maryland Educators. Vote Anna Gannon your 2018 NEA Delegate.

 

 

 

 

Sheila Ebron

Position:

School: Ilchester

Biography:

 

 

Doug Lea

Position:

School:

Biography I bring my integrity, passion and experience to our Association. I’m eager to continue working on your behalf and advocating for your priorities in Minneapolis!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colleen Morris

Position: HCEA President

School: Howard County Education Association

Biography As your HCEA President, I would be honored to bring your priorities to the NEA RA to guide the direction of our National Organization.

 

 

 

 

Wanda Oliver

Position: Para educator

School: Atholton High School

Biography: I am always eager to attend the HCEA and NEA as a Delegate to obtain information and to pass the information on to others members.

 

 

 

Benjamin Schmitt

Position: Art Teacher

School: Clemens Crossing Elementary School

Biography: As a related arts teacher of 20 years in the HCPSS, and current HCEA Board Member, I’d love to represent HCEA in Minneapolis in 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer E. Bezy

Position: Teacher

School: Fulton Elementary

Biography:I’ve been a member of HCEA for 19 years. I’d be honored to represent members of HCEA at the NEA RA. Thanks for your consideration.

 

 

 

 

 

Denise Lee

Position: Administrative Security

School: CO/Human Resources

 

 

 

Anna Weil

Position: Classroom Teacher

School: Veteraans ES

Biography: My motivation for becoming an educator was not only to have an impact on individual students but to find way to advocate for every child.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justin Herbert

Position: Teacher

School: BBMS

 

 

Maleeta Kitchen

Position: Teacher

School: Running Brook

Biography: As a member of PSTEB our goal is to promote quality education by establishing standards. Attending the NEA RA enhances my knowledge of national priorities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lauri Hornicek

Position: Teacher

School: Manor Woods Elementary             

Biography:  I would like to represent you as an HCEA delegate at the NEA convention. I will advocate for  HCEA, Maryland, and our students. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael McLellan

Position: teacher

School: Patuxent Valley

Biography: I attended Baltimore schools, taught in the city, and Howard County. My experiences have widened my perspective to see the community from a multicultural perspective