We need you!

The WCTA Board of Directors and our Uniserv Director Carlos Mellott want to hear from you! Get informed, get inspired, and get involved! The first step? Follow this QR code to take a quick survey for us. Thanks!

Know Your Contract!

If you are looking for the updated Negotiated Agreement for 2021-2022, it is now available!
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to find it. Download your own copy for reference and reminders of our continued work in supporting all "Unit 1" employees who work for WCPS.

WCTA Scholarship Awards

Congratulations to the 2021 WCTA Scholarship Winners Jenna Gest and Lacy Fornwalt. To donate to the WCTA Scholarship Fund, join our "Restaurant of the Month" club. Download this form and return it, and your $15, to Jamie Barrett to get your name in monthly drawing. Thanks!

Take the Pledge!

Curious about what we believe? It's simple. We bellieve public education matters. And we believe public education works when the communities stand together in support of our students and schools. We hope you do, too. To hear our beliefs, click here, and to sign a pledge of support, click here.

WCTA News & Updates 

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.

Not a member yet? To join WCTA, please visit our Join Us! page.

WCTA News Releases

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.

 

 

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.

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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WCPS School Calendar

2021-2022 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

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.

BE A 5 MINUTE ACTIVIST

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.

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