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HCEA Recommendations For Board of Education

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.

Message from HCEA President Paul Lemle

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 Member Discount

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

Email and Social Media Tips

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

Congratulations to UniServ Director Cheryl McLeod

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

HCPSS Kindergarten Teacher Testifies in Annapolis

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 Members Rally for House Panel’s Budget Plan

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.