WCTA News & Updates
Advocate with WCTA
Since 1921, WCTA leaders have advocated for teachers in Washington County. Over these 100+ years, teaching and learning expectations have evolved, and the tools that we use to teach have changed radically. And yet, an excellent teacher still has the same goals set before us: teach the children what they need to know in order for them to be the best selves they can be for life. Students are at the center of what we do, and we are grateful for the opportunity to teach them well. To that end, we seek to teach with clarity, provide quality, supportive feedback, scaffold students’ learning when necessary, and develop positive student-teacher relationships. WCTA leaders know that in order for teachers to accomplish this work, teachers need supportive, safe environments that provide them with the tools they need to put students first. We look forward to continuing this advocacy and to continuing the work required to ensure that all students in Washington County receive high quality educational environments and opportunities everyday.
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WCTA News Releases
WCTA Announces Recommended Candidates for the Board of County Commissioners & the Board of Education
WCTA Teacher Closet Open for Business (August 9, 2022)
WCTA Announces Scholarship Winners (May 22, 2022)
WCTA Members Vote to Ratify Contract (May 22, 2022)
WCTA Leaders Encourage Local Participation in Primary Elections (May 7, 2022)
MSEA Donates Books to Community Schools (April 20, 2022)
MSEA Opportunities Open to WCTA Members; Fifteen Attend Recent RSJ Summit (April 15, 2022)
WCTA President Becker Elected to MSEA Board of Directors (April 5, 2022)
WCTA Celebrates American Education Week (November 16, 2021)
WCTA Seeks Input for its 100th Anniversary Report (October 14, 2021)
New “WCTA Closet” Open for Back to School “Shopping” (August 14, 2021
WCTA-WCBOE Negotiations Teams ReachTentative Agreement (May 28, 2021)
MSEA Highlights WCTA Early Career Educators
Check out their comments about coping with the changing landscape of education in this new era of public education: Tabita Jermyn, school counselor, and Giovanna Papa, third grade teacher.
Washington County Teachers Association
WCTA is an affiliate of the Maryland State Education Association and National Education Association. WCTA has been representing the teachers of Washington County Public Schools since 1921. “One Voice for Educational Excellence”
Negotiated Agreement 2022-2025
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.
This Fund-Raiser is for everyone – WCTA members, non-members, co-workers, family and friends. You can complete a paper PDF coupon and return it along with your club dues of $15.00 to the WCTA office or complete an online form and pay online. (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.
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE WCTA SCHOLARSHIP FUND
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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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Educational Support Personnel
The WCESP Association shares office space and telephone lines with WCTA. In addition, WCESP has its own UniServ Director and Board of Directors. You can find them on Facebook or contact them via the main number for the office.