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2021-2022 HCEA Elections


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Bio sketches for Board of Director, MSEA, and NEA Delegate were limited to 55 words.

Please visit the MSEA election webpage for more information on the candidates for MSEA and NEA positions.

HCEA Secretary & Delegate to the MSEA Convention Three (3) Year Term

Teri Dennison

As an active HCEA member since 1995 I have had many roles, HCEA Secretary, current HCEA Treasurer & HCEA Board member. I have attended conferences as your delegate (MSEA, NEA & TURN) and have been your representative and participated on many committees for our association, such as ESP Negotiations, Membership Committee, ESP Professional Development Committee, Benefits Advisory Committee, and ESP Sick Leave Bank Committee. I would like to continue working for you through our association and ask again for your continued support in this election. Many thanks, Teri Dennison, current

HCEA Treasurer & Delegate to the MSEA Convention Three (3) Year Term

Sarai Gray

After 5 years as HCEA Secretary and more than 8 years representing HCEA at the state and national level I would like the opportunity to continue to represent and lead by becoming your HCEA Treasurer.

Board of Director & Delegate to MSEA Rep Assemblies Two (2) Year Term

Jason Fahie

My name is Jason Fahie and I am asking for your support for a seat on the Board of Directors. I currently serve on the Board and want to continue this leadership opportunity. I humbly ask for your support and encourage you to get involved with HCEA as well!

Leirdre’ Galloway

Seeking opportunity to continue working with & for you! We thrive when valued, informed, heard and SEEN. Anxiety and trauma were/still are Very REAL. Yet, the work, negotiations, advocacy, conflict resolutions, commitment and dedication to the Union cannot stop. Let me be Effective for you. Honoring the above, searching for new ways to advocate n be active participant conducting union.

Anna Gannon

I am seeking re-election to your HCEA Board of Directors. I pledge to continue to ask the hard questions and seek resolutions to the issues that you believe are important. Together we can elevate Howard County to be the optimal place to work in Maryland. Please RE-ELECT ANNA GANNON for HCEA Board!

Lloyd (Paul) Lemle

Let’s make the Kirwin commission promises – pay improvements AND more planning time – a reality. As HCEA president from 2011-17, I worked diligently on your behalf. I’m ready to do it again.

Randy Patterson

I’m Randy Patterson Jr. I would like your vote for a HCEA BOD seat and DEL to MSEA/NEA. During my 6 years as a HCEA member, I advocated for all educators, helped organize cars against covid rally, became 20/21 MSEA ESP of the yr. I would love to continue the work and have your vote.

Q Smith-Green

Q Smith-Green has been working in Howard county for 23+ years. He has experiences on all levels of the Education system. He has taught on the Elementary, Middle and High school level. I am committed to making a difference by working hard to make policy, procedures and practices more equitable.

HCEA Delegate to the 2022 MSEA Rep Assembly in Ocean City, October 21 &22, 2022

Kara Brooks-Odom

HCEA Delegate to the 2022 MSEA Rep Assembly in Ocean City, October 21 &22, 2022 As a Special Educator I feel it is important to represent special education voices in policy discussion and debates. I am also a BLM and LGBTQIA Ally and will vote to protect the rights of our most vulnerable students and staff.

Cheryl Coleman

2022 My goal is to serve the members of our association better and to be your voice at the NEA Convention.

Brian Donoughe

I stand up to protect and defend students’ rights and your rights as educators. I have proudly represented Howard County on the local, state, and national levels. I have the experience needed to understand the conventions and I share that experience with new delegates every year. Please vote for me to continue to serve you.

Sheila Ebron

Hi everyone, as a paraeducator, in the HCPSS, I’m asking for your support to attend both, the NEA and MSEA convention, I would love to continue to fight for our students, educators, and our communities, Please help me to continue the fight, by electing me to the NEA and MSEA convention.

Jason Fahie

My name is Jason Fahie and I am asking for your support for a seat on the Board of Directors. I currently serve on the Board and want to continue this leadership opportunity. I humbly ask for your support and encourage you to get involved with HCEA as well!

Leirdre’ Galloway

Seeking opportunity to continue working with & for you! We thrive when valued, informed, heard and SEEN. Anxiety and trauma were/still are Very REAL. Yet, the work, negotiations, advocacy, conflict resolutions, commitment and dedication to the Union cannot stop. Let me be Effective for you. Honoring the above, searching for new ways to advocate n be active participant conducting union.

Anna Gannon

I am seeking re-election to your HCEA Board of Directors. I pledge to continue to ask the hard questions and seek resolutions to the issues that you believe are important. Together we can elevate Howard County to be the optimal place to work in Maryland. Please RE-ELECT ANNA GANNON for HCEA Board!

Elizabeth Greer

I have been a Howard County employee since 2007. I have attended numerous conventions to be there in support of the esps in the school system. It would be my honor and privilege to represent again this up an coming year. The past years have been a struggle for us all.

Lauri Hornicek

I would like the opportunity to represent HCEA members at our annual MSEA and NEA conventions. I will listen to the discussions, learn about the issues, voice my opinions, ask questions, and engage in debate on your behalf. Thank you for your vote.

Keishanna Hunt

In the education field I’ve developed an affinity for speaking up about sensitive topics. As a result, there were implementation for changes with workload and student resource accessibility. I enjoying working on projects that are of critical matters that include diversity, equity and inclusion. A culturally relevant and competent climate is my goal.

Dylana James

Lloyd (Paul) Lemle

Let’s make the Kirwin commission promises – pay improvements AND more planning time – a reality. As HCEA president from 2011-17, I worked diligently on your behalf. I’m ready to do it again.

Amy Linderman

I’m a member of HCEA & served on committees for HCPSS & HCEA: Negotiations team for 2 separate contracts for HCEA-ESP ESP Professional Development Steering Committee Curriculum Writer for the NEA for Micro Credentials & Blended Learning.

Kathleen MacLaughlin

Over the last fifteen years, I have served as a building rep, MSEA delegate, SPARKS participant, and NEA delegate. I hope to continue representing the members of my building and my community by participating in our organizations’ representative assemblies.

Tanya Martin

The last several years we have faced tremendous challenges within our educational system. Over the last few years, I have fought to elevate obstacles, and correct the disparities that we are facing as educators. It is my desire to continue the fight, by participating in the MSEA and NEA 2022 Rep Assemblies.

Jessica Nichols

Hi All! I’ve been honored to represent you at both the MSEA and NEA Representative Assemblies and am asking to represent you again. I currently represent you on the NEA Resolutions Committee. Thank you for your consideration and your vote!

Randy Patterson

I’m Randy Patterson Jr. I would like your vote for a HCEA BOD seat and DEL to MSEA/NEA. During my 6 years as a HCEA member, I advocated for all educators, helped organize cars against covid rally, became 20/21 MSEA ESP of the yr. I would love to continue the work and have your vote.

Sarah Ramstrom

Maxine Salah

I would like to continue to be your voice that represents you in many ways! Thank you for continuing to to vote for me and trust that I will serve and work hard for you. I have been doing this for 20 years. Let’s continue to be great educators!!

Christine Santos-Nurse

Q Smith-Green

Q Smith-Green has been working in Howard county for 23+ years. He has experiences on all levels of the Education system. He has taught on the Elementary, Middle and High school level. I am committed to making a difference by working hard to make policy, procedures and practices more equitable.

April Snyder

I’m a member of HCEA & served on committees for HCPSS & HCEA: Negotiations team for 2 separate contracts for HCEA-ESP ESP Professional Development Steering Committee HCEA Ethics Review Board I wrote curriculum for the NEA for Micro Credentials & Blended Learning. I attended the OC MSEA convention as a Rep prior to the pandemic.

Brittney Ware

Irene Williams

Jen Wilson

HCEA Delegate to the 2022 NEA Rep Assembly in Chicago, IL July 2-6, 2022

Kara Brooks-Odom

As a Special Educator I feel it is important to represent special education voices in policy discussion and debates. I am also a BLM and LGBTQIA Ally and will vote to protect the rights of our most vulnerable students and staff.

Cheryl Coleman

My goal is to serve the members of our association better and to be your voice at the NEA Convention.

Brian Donoughe

I stand up to protect and defend students’ rights and your rights as educators. I have proudly represented Howard County on the local, state, and national levels. I have the experience needed to understand the conventions and I share that experience with new delegates every year. Please vote for me to continue to serve you.

Sheila Ebron

Hi everyone, as a paraeducator, in the HCPSS, I’m asking for your support to attend both, the NEA and MSEA convention, I would love to continue to fight for our students, educators, and our communities, Please help me to continue the fight, by electing me to the NEA and MSEA convention.

Jason Fahie

My name is Jason Fahie and I am asking for your support for a seat on the Board of Directors. I currently serve on the Board and want to continue this leadership opportunity. I humbly ask for your support and encourage you to get involved with HCEA as well!

Leirdre’ Galloway

Seeking opportunity to continue working with & for you! We thrive when valued, informed, heard and SEEN. Anxiety and trauma were/still are Very REAL. Yet, the work, negotiations, advocacy, conflict resolutions, commitment and dedication to the Union cannot stop. Let me be Effective for you. Honoring the above, searching for new ways to advocate n be active participant conducting union.

Anna Gannon

I am seeking re-election to your HCEA Board of Directors. I pledge to continue to ask the hard questions and seek resolutions to the issues that you believe are important. Together we can elevate Howard County to be the optimal place to work in Maryland. Please RE-ELECT ANNA GANNON for HCEA Board!

Sarai Gray

I am currently the HCEA Secretary, have been an MSEA delegate for eight years and would be honored to represent HCEA and all special area educators at the NEA for a sixth year. I hope you can support me.

Elizabeth Greer

I have been a Howard County employee since 2007. I have attended numerous conventions to be there in support of the esps in the school system. It would be my honor and privilege to represent again this up an coming year. The past years have been a struggle for us all.

Lauri Hornicek

I would like the opportunity to represent HCEA members at our annual MSEA and NEA conventions. I will listen to the discussions, learn about the issues, voice my opinions, ask questions, and engage in debate on your behalf. Thank you for your vote.

Keishanna Hunt

In the education field I’ve developed an affinity for speaking up about sensitive topics. As a result, there were implementation for changes with workload and student resource accessibility. I enjoying working on projects that are of critical matters that include diversity, equity and inclusion. A culturally relevant and competent climate is my goal.

Dylana James

Danielle King

I would like to represent you again, at next year’s MSEA and NEA Conventions.

Maleeta Kitchen

Lloyd (Paul) Lemle

Let’s make the Kirwin commission promises – pay improvements AND more planning time – a reality. As HCEA president from 2011-17, I worked diligently on your behalf. I’m ready to do it again.

Kathleen MacLaughlin

Over the last fifteen years, I have served as a building rep, MSEA delegate, SPARKS participant, and NEA delegate. I hope to continue representing the members of my building and my community by participating in our organizations’ representative assemblies.

Tanya Martin

The last several years we have faced tremendous challenges within our educational system. Over the last few years, I have fought to elevate obstacles, and correct the disparities that we are facing as educators. It is my desire to continue the fight, by participating in the MSEA and NEA 2022 Rep Assemblies.

Jessica Nichols

Hi All! I’ve been honored to represent you at both the MSEA and NEA Representative Assemblies and am asking to represent you again. I currently represent you on the NEA Resolutions Committee. Thank you for your consideration and your vote!

Rebecca Otte

Jamie Parrish

As a member if the HCEA BOD and co-chair to the Government Relations Committee I advocate for legislation and policy that benefits both students and educators. I ask for your vote so I may represent Howard County and the State of Maryland at the NEA Convention this summer.

Randy Patterson

I’m Randy Patterson Jr. I would like your vote for a HCEA BOD seat and DEL to MSEA/NEA. During my 6 years as a HCEA member, I advocated for all educators, helped organize cars against covid rally, became 20/21 MSEA ESP of the yr. I would love to continue the work and have your vote.

Sarah Ramstrom

Maxine Salah

I would like to continue to be your voice that represents you in many ways! Thank you for continuing to to vote for me and trust that I will serve and work hard for you. I have been doing this for 20 years. Let’s continue to be great educators!!

Christine Santos-Nurse

Q Smith-Green

Q Smith-Green has been working in Howard county for 23+ years. He has experiences on all levels of the Education system. He has taught on the Elementary, Middle and High school level. I am committed to making a difference by working hard to make policy, procedures and practices more equitable.

Samuel Walters

WLHS Science Paraeducator, HCEA: Board of Directors, Committees: Contract Negotiations, MAC, Reopening, Organizing, NEA: Representative Assembly Delegate 2020&2021, NEAESP Conference 2019-2021, MSEA: Convention Delegate 2020&2021, Collective Bargaining Conference 2019&2021 (presenter ESP Pay Equity ESP) , Building Rep, Committed to ESP & Certificated issues plus RJ. Civil Rights activist since early ‘70’s. Officer in many non-profits.

Brittney Ware

Irene Williams

Jen Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

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