Find out more about Restorative Practices and Peace Circles. Join us at the Restorative Practices Professional Learning Community/Support Group every third Thursday from 4:30-5:30 at the WCTA office.  

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The State Retirement Agency provides valuable program and contact information on the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System.

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Download the Trauma Toolkit 

Get tools to support the learning and development of students experiencing childhood and adolescent trauma

Click here to download the pdf

Healthcare Information and FAQ's

A Cigna representative will be onsite at CES on Tuesdays, from 11-5  to answer any questions you may have.

Some pdf's that may help explain things to you.

A few FAQ’s

  • This program does not change your current insurance coverage.
  • This does not apply to emergency situations.
  • Pre-certification is not a referral.  Referrals are still NOT required with the WCPS plan.
  • In patient stays are already going through pre-certification.  Select outpatient treatment will now need pre-certification.  Call Cigna for exact details on your specific situation.
  • Doctors are accustomed to gaining pre-certification approval prior to proceeding with treatment.

Budget Advocacy! Red for Ed.

Wear red.

If you believe that WCPS students deserve more than the “low effort” funding that the commissioners have offered for the last few years, show up.

If you want more teachers, counselors, and social workers; show up.

If you want to enhance salaries, show up.

If a family obligation prevents you from attending and advocating for a fully-funded budget, contact the commissioners about the value of preK, EL teachers, counselors, trauma-informed care/instruction, teaching the whole child, smaller class sizes, paraprofessionals, and more. Tell them that WCPS students and employees (especially ESP’s) cannot afford cuts.

Negotiated Agreement 2017 – 2022

Click here to view the 2017 – 2022 negotiated agreement between the Board of Education of Washington County and the Washington County Teachers Association, Inc.

Healthcare Questions

Do you have questions about your healthcare bill? Contact one of the following:

  • WCPS Benefits Office - 301-766-2810
  • Tricia Riley, WCPS Benefits Specialist: email
  • Contact Cigna - 800-244-6224 - If you have Medicare as your primary insurance please contact them first.

Be sure to log into your My Cigna page or app. Check out items available under the My Health tab. There are Discount Programs and Resources available that may save you additional money.


MSEA continues to keep standing strong to protect our public schools from cuts and privatization in the days ahead. Get the last action alerts and breaking news on state education issues by signing up for their text alerts.

Text MSEA to 84693 and you'll be kept in the loop.

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*Won't be bombarded, only most important news.

Ratification has passed! That’s great news for Association members who will see a salary increase, work-from-home time, and per diem payouts for perfect attendance. A huge thank you to the WCTA negotiations team for advocating for members.

Representatives of the WCTA team will attend the public WCBOE meeting at 5:00pm on April 16, 2019 to sign the document.

Neil Becker was elected President

Carol Mowen was elected Vice President

Helen Huffer was elected by write-in for Elementary-at-Large

Keith McCray was also re-elected for his Elementary-at-Large position

No one has accepted the Middle School Member-at-Large position at this time

Carol Kreykenbohm-Barnhart was elected High School Member-at-Large by write-in.

Restaurant-of-the-Month Club

This Fund-Raiser is for everyone - WCTA members, non-members, co-workers, family and friends. Download the pdf here. At the bottom of the paper is a coupon to be filled out and returned along with your club dues of $15.00 (Checks should be made payable to WCTA Scholarship Fund). Drawings are held monthly during the WCTA Rep Council meeting. One lucky winner will be awarded a gift certificate to that month's corresponding restaurant. If you win one month, you are still eligible for each of the subsequent monthly drawings. Multiple entries are welcome. You may join at any time,  late entries will not be eligible for months already drawn. Each entry remains active for the 12 drawings listed on the paper.


Winners 2018/2019 School Year:

 July - Jenny Peck-Weigand @ Pleasant Valley won $30 to The Stadium

Aug - Nadine Fox @ CES won $25 to Fratellis

Sept - Beth VanReenen @ Pleasant Valley won $25 to Rik’s Café

Oct - Michelle Neibauer @ Smithsburg Elem won $30 to Hempen Hill

Nov - Tony McDonald @ Salem Ave won $25 to Café Del Sol

Dec - Sharon Chirgott @ retired $40 to the Black Eyed Susan (which closed) so Sharon took the cash

Jan - Heather McAllister @ Fountain Rock Elementary won $50 cash

Feb - Richard Snyder - retired won $25 to House of Kobe

March - Tiffany Lewis @ Western Heights Middle School won $25 to Cafe del Sol

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