Carroll Association of School Employees, CASE

Carroll Association of School Employees, CASE


Who is CASE recommending for CC BOE elections 2020?
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It was great to see the huge turnout of CASE members who came to vote on the negotiated agreement this evening. Their membership makes negotiations possible. Strength in numbers!
Casting my vote 💪🏻
Thank you to ALL that came out for our meeting tonight ! Stand strong 💪🏻
Honored to have had the opportunity to represent our members, along with our president, Diane Deal, this weekend at the MSEA Representative Assembly! Grateful for the knowledge I gained and the understanding of the importance for all of us to get involved. Our time is now!

CASE represents Secretaries/Clerical, Instructional Assistants, Paraprofessionals, Security Monitors, Student Support Assistants and Licensed Practical Nurses employed by the Carroll County School System.

Operating as usual

Maryland State Education Association

Join MSEA President Cheryl Bost and General Counsel Kristy Anderson for MSEA’s back to school teletown hall tomorrow night! We’ll answer your questions about reopening schools, safety measures, job and privacy concerns, and much more.

It’s easy to join. Just call 800-303-8193 or 410-999-6259 at 8 p.m. tomorrow, September 3.

Letter from MSEA President Cheryl Bost to the State Board of Education - Maryland State Education Association August 31, 2020 Dear President Crawford and Members of the State Board of Education, Today, after months of preparation, many students are starting what they, their parents, educators, and district officials can only describe as a first day filled with hope and anxiety. The remaining Maryland studen...

MSEA Statement on MD State Board of Education Vote on School Schedules - Maryland State Education Association The following statement can be attributed to Baltimore County elementary school teacher and Maryland State Education Association President Cheryl Bost: “We appreciate that the State Board of Education rejected Superintendent Salmon’s last-minute proposal to rip up local school schedules in a mat...

Thank you David. Enjoy your next Chapter.😁

Today is David Helfman’s last day as MSEA executive director. During David’s 16 years in leadership, MSEA has seen continued membership growth, organizing victories, and a strengthened voice for all educators. Thank you, David, for your years of hard work and leadership!

Welcome back to all CCPS employees. While this year is starting out with challenges, I know we will make it the best for our students. HAPPY FIRST DAY BACK!!! 😁

Say No to Ripping Up Local School Schedules Just days after Governor Hogan held a press conference throwing school systems under the bus and undercutting the work of educators, now State Superintendent Karen Salmon is recklessly attempting to do more of the same. At the State Board meeting this Tuesday, September 1, Superintendent Salmon will...

Protect Caroline County Families

Help our fellow Support Professionals!!! This new school year is unlike any other we have seen before. School districts across the country are faced with difficult decisions to make sure our schools reopen safely and continue to meet the needs of students, staff and communities. We need our school leaders to prioritize protecting our famil...

Maryland State Education Association

“No matter how and when we are together again, schools and school districts must have a plan in place that will allow our students to unpack the traumas they experienced during this unprecedented time,” says Robin McNair, the restorative practices coordinator in Prince George’s County.

“We must acknowledge that when students return to school, they may be in a totally different mental and emotional space than when they left in March.”

Read Robin’s story in the latest issue of MSEA’s ActionLine.

And on this day.......

CASE MEMBERS!!! Check your school mailboxes for your CASE "We Make a Difference" mask. CASE wants our members prepared as we start back to school under the CDC guidelines. Enjoy your last few days of summer break. Stay safe and healthy!!!😷

Maryland State Education Association

“At a time when educators are focused on working hard to make the best of this year for students, the governor and superintendent are focused on throwing school communities under the bus. We need collaboration and problem-solving, not political theater.

“The governor and superintendent abdicated responsibility for creating reopening standards and told districts to come up with their own plans, indicating appropriate confidence that local school systems would do what is best for students. Today, they chose to ambush and second guess the hard decisions that local boards of education, parents, and educators have made to keep students and schools safe. In the continued absence of adequate state and federal funds to help schools open safely—to include measures such as rapid testing, certified ventilation systems, and needed PPE—this is a recipe for chaos, confusion, distrust, and deepening the inequities that too many of our students face.” -MSEA President Cheryl Bost

Maryland State Education Association

Join us live as we discuss and answer your questions on school reopening, safety, privacy, certification, testing, and much more on MSEA’s Educate at 8 with President Cheryl Bost and General Counsel Kristy Anderson.

Tune in at 5:00 pm.

The Board of Education will hold an update meeting at 5 p.m. today. Watch the livestream at

Maryland State Education Association

Learn More at 4 is back (except it’s at 8 p.m.)! Join us on Facebook Live tomorrow at 8 p.m. for Educate at 8! We’ll talk about the State Board of Education updates on certification, testing, and reopening. We’ll discuss what to do if you’re faced with county furloughs or layoffs. Privacy concerns when recording lessons, your ability to teach from classrooms, and the recent classification of educators as essential workers are all on our agenda for Educate at 8. Join us live tomorrow right here on our page!

Growth Is the Key to Our Continued Success - Maryland State Education Association When MSEA President Cheryl Bost, along with the leaders of the Baltimore Teach­ers Union and the Maryland PTA, called for schools to open remotely this fall, she was aware that this was not a perfect solution, but that it was the safest one. The response from our members was over­whelming support....

Breakthroughs: Distance Learning Will Occur in Different Ways and Different Places - Maryland State Education Association Giovanna Papa is a third grade teacher in a Title I school. In 2019, she was given the Distinguished Teacher Candidate Award by the Maryland Association of Teacher Educators. She serves on the Early Career Educator Task Force for MSEA and leads the Early Career Educator Network in Washington County....

NEA Today

"Going back to school with a business-as-usual outlook is not an option.

"When we return to school we have to reconnect. All of us. There has to be a genuine investment in this reconnection and ample time to foster it. Key practices will include allowing everyone to express their emotions and share their stories from March through the present time. Everyone will have to actively listen to others and respond with empathy, compassion, and grace.

"Schools and districts should ask students and families what they need to be engaged and successful going forward. Staff and students of color should be able to share their experiences in the context of racism with others even if it makes others uncomfortable. Especially if it makes others uncomfortable.

"We can help our students recover from the trauma they have been experiencing by normalizing sharing and discussion of emotions, authentically, in a safe space. This includes adults who can model the competencies of self-awareness and self-management as they do so for their students.

"Students and staff often use just four main emotions to describe how they are feeling: happy, mad, sad, and scared but the emotions they experience are much more complex and nuanced. It is critical for us to help build our student’s emotional vocabulary during the reconnection process as well.

"Finally, we need to reimagine the education experience for students, particularly our students of color.

"Pirette McKamey articulates that we need to view the success of our black students as essential to the success of our own teaching in 'How to Be an Anti-Racist Teacher.'

"When we return to school, listen to students share what they like best, what makes them uncomfortable, what they need, how they can feel valued and successful at school, and how they would like to be treated. Listen, really listen."

— Wendy Turner, Elementary School Teacher, Wilmington, DE #NEAMemberMondays

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Carroll Association of School Employees, CASE

CASE CONGRATULATES Sean Johnson newly appointed MSEA Executive Director!!!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Following a months-long national search, MSEA is excited to announce that current MSEA legislative and political director Sean Johnson will become our new executive director on September 1.

“I’m incredibly excited to take on this new role and help lead the fight for the resources, seat at the table, and voice that all of Maryland’s educators need and deserve,” said Johnson. “A strong and purposeful union is more important than ever during these challenging times of concerns around safety, school funding, and fundamentally addressing the racial and social justice issues that impact our students, members, and communities. Together, educators can and will do our very best to address these issues and deliver what we know our students and schools need to be successful.”


Tune in tonight at 5:00pm.

The Board of Education will be meeting this evening at 5 p.m. Watch the livestream of the meeting at

Maryland State Education Association

Let us help you with Praxis core study strategies, 1:1 tutor availability, and ways to relieve test anxiety. Join us on Tuesday, August 18 at 4 p.m. RSVP today!

New NEA President: 'We Are Not Going to Put Our Students at Risk' for COVID-19 Becky Pringle, the next president of the National Education Association, said she would support teachers in "whatever actions they need to take" to protect the health of students and staff.

Prioritizing Safety, Funding, and Listening to Educators - Maryland State Education Association THIS MONTH IN ANNAPOLIS Reopening Schools: Listen to the Educators In the middle of July, and in the absence of meaningful plans to safely reopen schools, MSEA, the Baltimore Teachers Union, and Maryland PTA jointly sent a letter to Superintendent Karen Salmon and Gov. Larry Hogan calling for the sc...

The Carroll County 4-H FFA Fair would like to thank CASE for sponsoring the chairs for each of our Senior Swine Showman as they complete their 4-H youth career. CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS!!!!😁

CASE congratulates our Uni Serv, Sean McKillop, on the birth of his son William Richard McKillop. Born August 6, 2020 @ 9:01 pm. Weighing 6lbs 15oz and 20 inches long. Welcome to our CASE family Will!😁

Helping Students and Educators Recover From COVID-19 Trauma Students and educators will start the school year forever changed by the pandemic. Schools must support their emotional well-being, so learning can begin.

Senator Van Hollen

The pandemic shined a light on the deep inequities that already existed in our education system—and transformed the homework gap into a full-blown learning gap impacting cities and rural communities. Senate Republicans need to get on board with solving these issues and allow a vote on our bill to bring $4 billion in federal support to help close the digital divide. We cannot waste any more time—teachers and students need our help.

Special Meeting Part 1 July29

If you listen to nothing else from the July 29th board meeting, listen to Diane Deal, president of CASE.

In the greatest crisis to face public education in Carroll County, she and her members step up and do the right thing. The year has not even started and Deal takes the MVP award for the 2020-2021 school year. This is leadership at its finest. Lockard and the board would do well to take note. Deal places nothing above students' interest:

"CASE will do whatever it takes for our students to get the education they deserve during this pandemic."

Let no member of the public ever overlook CASE and their education support professionals.

John Corona

Part 1 of the Carroll County Board of Education Special Meeting held on Wednesday, July 29,2020.

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It was a very long meeting and we thank everyone who participated in making a decision!! Thank you to the BOE members for being cautious, seeing the numbers and making a decision that keeps the students safe at home 🏡
We are ALL impacted by this enemy called
COVID-19! Let’s work together to educate and lift up our students !!!
Please check in on your CHILDREN and neighbors like we do our elderly neighbors during blizzards and heatwaves !! If we ALL stand together and do the right things ....
Wear a mask , distance 6 feet apart , wash your hands and stay safely at 🏡 if you can 😊
We can be back at school hopefully sooner than later.
Just imagine how “THANKFUL!” We will be 🤗
Stay safe , stay well ❣️

[07/30/20]   Diane Deal,
Thank you for speaking on behalf of our members !!
The BOE heard you loud and clear !

CASE President Diane Deal will speak again on members behalf this evening.

Board of Education updates meeting on reopening schools today at 5 p.m. Watch the livestream at

[07/24/20]   CASE is saddened to hear of the passing of Bernard Ayres, a Custodian and Building Representative in Worcester County, due to COVID-19. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and all who knew him. As a custodian, we honor his career of keeping schools safe for students.

Maryland State Education Association

We know that prolonged virtual learning is challenging for parents as well as for educators and students, as is a hybrid model. We must rise above politics and focus on the reality and complexities of safely reopening schools. Read more:

Maryland State Education Association

MSEA President Cheryl Bost's response to the update from Gov. Hogan and Superintendent Salmon concerning the next school year:

"Many local systems in Maryland have already opted to begin the year with virtual learning, and we urge more systems to do the same for at least the first semester. Virtual learning is not a perfect solution, but it’s the safest and focusing on just one mode of education enables educators to direct their total attention to making it more rigorous and equitable. We must do all we can to get the virus under control so that we can safely return to in-person learning—which we know is most beneficial to our students over the long-term. We also know that the success of this school year and our ability to reopen schools as soon as possible will depend on a commitment to funding from federal, state, and local levels that we have not seen to date. Educators are committed to doing all that we can to make virtual learning as successful as possible, and eagerly await the day when public health conditions allow us to return to our schools and classrooms with our students for the in-person learning that we know is better for children.”

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