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

Welcome!

Need some down time during pre-service week? Come on over! On Thursday, August 22, from 5 to 7:30, we welcome all new teachers to visit us at 18047 Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown, MD. To RSVP (or for more information), contact Carlos by email or phone (443-766-9977).

New Teacher Social

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.

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.

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

*Blackout hours - won't be alerted at night.
*Won't be bombarded, only most important news.

WCTA News Update

WCTA has negotiated a solid salary increase utilizing local funds and a state Kirwan grant.

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.

The spring membership drive is still taking place; we always have room to welcome new members into the Association. Below the application and information are linked. Remind recently hired teachers of the new salary scale that positively impacts all unit members, especially those early in their careers. Dues will not begin until October 2019.

Spring Teacher Enrollment Information

Spring Early Enrollment Application

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.

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

WCPS School Calendar

2019-2020 Click here

Contact Us

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  • Poll: Maryland Educators Face Increasing Financial Strains August 22, 2019
    Half of Maryland educators work a second job to make ends meetThursday, August 22, 2019 Adam Mendelsonamendelson@mseanea.org(443) 433-3630 A startling—and increasing—number of Maryland educators work second jobs, spend their own money on school supplies, and run up personal debt just to make ends meet, according to a new poll of the state’s educators. Poll findings […]
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  • Educators Celebrate School Funding Law’s Enactment, Now Focused on Passing New Funding Formula May 15, 2019
    Bipartisan Blueprint Legislation Passed With Support of Majority of Republican LegislatorsWednesday, May 15, 2019 Steven Hershkowitzshershkowitz@mseanea.org(410) 353-0755 This afternoon, Gov. Hogan allowed SB 1030, legislation to begin implementing the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, to go into law without his signature. He also released $255 million in additional education funding passed in a bipartisan budget. That funding […]
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