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

Visit at http://sra.maryland.gov

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

WCTA Sherry Koontz Memorial Crab Feed Set for Friday, Sept. 27, 2019!

When? 6:00 p.m. —  8:30 p.m.

Where? St. Joseph’s Catholic Church—Riggie Hall, Intersection of Halfway Blvd. & Virginia Ave.

Why? Raise money for the WCTA Scholarship Fund

Click Here for details!

WCTA Offers Restorative Practices Training

You may have heard the buzz about restorative practices and the power teachers have to transform their classroom's climate. Many WCTA members already know, and already practice, this method of creating positive classroom learning communities. Want to learn more? Come to a training!

Click here for testimonials and links with more information.

Early Career Educator

WCTA & MSEA offer many opportunities designed specifically for early career educators to network and grow in the profession. Find out more!

WCTA News Update

Welcome (and welcome back) to all our WCPS teachers! The 2019-2020 Academic Year is getting underway, and with it, the various activities of the Washington County Teachers Association!

  • For members, please see your building reps in early September to update your contact info for MSEA.
  • For new teachers, we are glad you are here! Call the office or email Neil or Carlos for details about how to join WCTA!

If you are interested in downloading a copy of the latest WCPS-WCTA Negotiated Agreement, click here.

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

Tonya Meadows 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.

Contact Us

Interested in joining WCTA? Have a question you would like to ask us? Ideas? Feedback? Please fill out and submit the form below, and you will be contacted. Thanks!

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Early Career Educator Social

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Annual WCTA Crab Feast

September 27 @ 6:00 pm

New Salary Scale Begins for 2019-2020

Now that the new school year is underway, teachers will see the results of the negotiated salary increase that WCTA  negotiated with WCPS. Thanks to local funds and a state Kirwan grant, teachers are receiving a solid increase this year.

Salary Step Crosswalk is available here to explain the increase and changes to the salary scale.

Medical benefits premium increases were held to just 2% thanks to member advocacy and changes in usage. And we were able to get some additions/improvements to the coverage for both medical and dental.

As an FYI, WCTA dues begin in October 2019.

Have a great school year, and if you have questions or concerns, call WCTA! We're here to support our teachers and students!

WCPS School Calendar

2019-2020 Click here

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.

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE WCTA SCHOLARSHIP FUND

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

April - Carol Mowen @ Washington County Technical High won a $25 giftcard to BJ'S Brewhouse

May - Jenny Peck-Weigand @ Pleasant Valley won $25 to Riks Café

June - Ann Whisner @ Marshall Street won $30 to Chic’s Seafood

Negotiated Agreement 2017 – 2022

Each year, representatives of the Washington County Board of Education and representatives of the Washington County Teachers Association meet to negotiate the contract. This results in the “negotiated agreement” that is then approved by the Board of Education and ratified by WCTA members. If you are interested in downloading a copy of the latest WCPS-WCTA Negotiated Agreement, click here.

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.

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