The Howard County Education Association (HCEA), which represents over 6800 educators, is pleased to announce its recommendation of Mavis Ellis and Christina Delmont-Small for the Howard County Board of Education. These recommendations follow the December announcement that HCEA would recommend Kirsten Coombs for the Board of Education. HCEA’s representative council unanimously recommended all three candidates.
Dear Colleagues, You’ve probably seen news about an HCPSS student’s racially offensive comments and the subsequent exchanges on social media. This will make our job even harder tomorrow, but we ARE up to the challenge. To emphasize the magnitude of the concern, we have included Dr. Foose’s message to parents, below. As educators, we
Olney Theater Center is offering HCEA members $20.00 a ticket to any 2015-2016 production. For more information click here. For tickets call (301) 924-3400 or visit olneytheatre.org.
HCEA Secretary Matthew Vaughn-Smith was featured in a “Staff Focus” story on the HCPSS website. Click here to view the article.
As an educator, it is smart to always use precaution when sending emails and using social networking websites. Click the links below to learn about professional email etiquette, preventive measures with social media, and what you can and can’t say on the job regarding politics. Professional Email Etiquette Social Media Tips Political Activism- What you Can
UniServ Director Cheryl McLeod was sworn in to serve as Commissioner for the Maryland Commission on African American History & Culture. The Commission helps cultivate, present, interpret and promote the history and culture of African Americans in the State of Maryland through museum collections, exhibitions, commemorations, educational programs, publications, research and public participation. The Commission
Click here to read an article about the HCEA Job Satisfaction Survey from March 25, 2015 edition of The Howard County Times.
HCEA member and kindergarten educator Diane Bachek testified in support of a bill that would prohibit standardized testing for grades K-2. From left: Montgomery County teacher Kembra Kane, State Delegate for District 13 Frank Turner, Diane Bachek and MSEA President Betty Weller.
HCEA Government Relations chairs Stephanie Masters and Matthew Vaughn-Smith were busy leading a group of HCEA members on Monday, March 16th in Annapolis to restore education funding to Governor Hogan’s budget; you can see Matthew on WBAL here.
Take Action. Send an email to the General Assembly and ask them to fully fund education and reverse Gov. Hogan’s Cuts.