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Howard County Education Association

HCEA 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:

HCEA Board of Director: Vote for Seven (7)

 

Colleen Morris

Colleen MorrisI have spent the past 25 years teaching elementary and advocating for better working conditions and salaries through HCEA. Currently, we face an acrimonious environment that is devoid of educators voices. My goal is to help our collective voices create positive change for both ourselves and our students.

 

 

 

 

Doug Lea

Doug LeaIt would be my honor to continue to serve on the HCEA Board. I currently represent you at the local, state and national levels. I strive to amplify the voices of the people who actually understand what it’s like to work in schools.  Let’s take the lead on education policy!

 

 

 

 

 

Erika Strauss Chavarria

Erika Strauss Chavarria I have been a dedicated and active member of HCEA since 2011. I am committed to improving the conditions for students and educators in Howard County and believe that my activism and contributions to the Association thus far has well prepared me to serve on the Board of Directors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Filippelli

My first term as a Board of Director has allowed me to further represent all members of HCEA. I would like to continue to advocate for HCEA, the students and staff of Howard County Public Schools.

 

Joshua McGoun

Josh McGounJoshua McGoun is a proud educator in Howard County, currently teaching Health and Physical Education at Howard High. He’s in his seventh year as a Building Representative. A proponent of transparency, honesty, and accountability, Josh will bring these traits to the table when conducting business on behalf of HCEA members.

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Randall

Karen RandallI have been a member of HCEA/MSEA for 29 years and I will bring enthusiasm, positive energy, excitement, passion, dedication, and commitment to the association, as an HCEA delegate to the NEA RA and a member of the Board of Directors for Howard County Education Education.

 

 

 

 

Linda Firman

Linda Firman I am committed to ensuring. that every child, student, parent and educator has a voice in maintaining strong public schools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Stein

I am an active member who currently serving on the BOD. I would like to continue to serve.

I have been an MSEA and NEA delegate. I’m also am a member of the MSEA legislative committee and the HCEA negotiations team.

 

Sarai Gray

 

Thomas Brandel

Thomas BrandelHoward County Education Association

HCEA BOD

MD State Delegate

HCEA Building Rep

Former Carroll County Education Association Member

Served on Negotiation Team and Building Rep

 

 

HCEA Delegate to NEA Convention:

Vote for as many as Fifteen (15)

 

Benjamin Schmitt

Ben Schmitt I’ve been an art teacher for 17+ years in HCPSS, as well as Associate HCEA Building Rep. and now current Building Rep.

 

 

 

 

Bonnie Young

I believe there should be a diverse representation at the NEA convention. My experience as a building Rep., and delegate for MSEA & NEA for the

 

Brian Donoughe

Brian DonougheI would be honored to serve HCEA as delegate to the NEA. I always work hard to support and defend published education. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

Cheryl Coleman

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

 

Colleen Morris

 

 Danielle King

As a Building Rep, and my past HCEA experiences, I have the tools necessary to represent you again at this year’s NEA Convention.

 

Elizabeth Kazemi

9 year employee, interested in getting to stand for the union and represent fellow teachers at conferences. Teacher with primary and intermediate teaching/team experience.

 

Erika Strauss Chavarria

Erika Strauss ChavarriaAs an active member of HCEA, MSEA, and NEA, I would be honored to represent my fellow educators as an NEA Delegate at RA.

 

 

 

 

Georgianne Mcneirney

IF elected, I will attend, listen carefully and vote for the good of the students and educators.

 

Hugo Jackson

Let me help you fight for Howard County teacher to be represented in the MSEA and NEA. Maryland teachers to be represented in the MSEA

 

Karen Randall

Karen RandallI have been a member of HCEA for 29 years and I will bring enthusiasm, positive energy, excitement, passion, dedication, and commitment to the association.

 

 

 

 

Kathleen MacLaughlin

Kathleen MacLaughlin I am running for delegate to the NEA convention because it is an opportunity to represent my county and state and to be heard on the issues that affect education.

 

 

 

 

Linda Firman

Linda Firman I am committed to ensuring. that every child, student, parent and educator has a voice in maintaining strong public schools.

 

 

 

 

Mary Stein

I am an active member who currently serving on the BOD. I would like to continue to serve.  I have been an MSEA and NEA

 

Matthew Vaughn-Smith

I serve as HCEA Secretary. I have served as building rep; Board of Directors; & Government Relations chair for the 2012 and 2014 elections.

 

Stephanie Masters

Stephanie MastersI would like to be a delegate to help influence important educational policy, which affects my fellow educators and myself on a daily basis.

 

 

 

 

Thomas Brandel

Thomas BrandelHoward County Education Association

HCEA BOD

MD State Delegate

HCEA Building Rep

Former Carroll County Education Association Member

Served on Negotiation Team and Building Rep

 

Tiana Seldon

I have been involved with HCEA for over 10 years. I have been active on the minority and membership committees for 5 years. I serve

 

Veronica Monroe

Please allow me to represent you as a delegate at the NEA Convention in Washington, DC.

 

Wanda Muir

Wanda Muir I would like to be an NEA Delegate 2016, Convention. I have served on many committees, and want to contribute more to the educational process.

 

 

 

 

Maleeta Kitchen

Maleeta Kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Bezy

 Jonene Ford

 Gwen Taylor

 Cindy Waugh

 Lauri Hornicek

 Edward Cummings

 Zenoba Stephens

 Patricia Lamberti

 Sarai Gray

 Sheila Ebron