2021 TAAAC Elections

Candidates for TAAAC Secretary-Treasurer

Tamara Thumbtzen

Tamara Thumbtzen

TAAAC Secretary-Treasurer

Thank you to everyone who has previously supported me. I am humbly asking for your support again to continue as your Secretary-Treasurer.  With the endless county budget constraints and the increased workload for educators someone with the training, experiences, and know-how to communicate in order to represent all of you, my colleagues is what’s needed. I have worked diligently and with fidelity, showing up for a myriad of meetings and various events to be a respectable and respected representative for you. I remain committed to continuing my dedication to serve as one of your elected leaders.  Thank you!

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Maureen Liakos

Maureen Liakos

TAAAC Secretary-Treasurer

As secretary, I will acknowledge and respond to all correspondence without delay and regularly communicate with members to keep them informed. As treasurer, I will advocate for strong financial controls with responsible spending according to members’ priorities. I will oversee all spending and propose cuts where possible. You should determine where every penny of your union dues goes. As an experienced leader with an MBA and M.Ed., I believe in transparent, responsible, and accountable leadership. I am a third-generation teacher from a strong union family who is deeply committed to members. Forward Together: Your Voice, Your Union.

http://bit.ly/forwardtogetherslate

 

 


Candidates for TAAAC Board of Directors

Jorge Cordoba

Jorge Cordoba

I was there for you at the car caravan, the live testimony, and the candlelight vigil. I want to continue helping our union with a progressive mindset so as educators We can shape the story of who we are and who we can be. Forward Together: Your Voice, Your Union 

http://bit.ly/forwardtogetherslate

Jan Delph

Jan Delph

It has been an honor representing you at the local and state level. After rallying to Fix the Fund, passing legislation for the Kirwan Report, and electing education friendly BOE and County Council officials, I ask for your support and vote as we advocate for the equity of our students.

https://bit.ly/2N4DnN3


Jill Grimm

Jill Grimm

I’m Jill Grimm, a Social Studies teacher & department chair at Crofton Middle School. I am an experienced building representative, ten + years. I faithfully attend Representative Assemblies, TAAAC rallies, key BOE meetings, MSEA’s Summer Leadership programs, and am on TAAAC’s Negotiations team. Please elect me for Board of Directors.

http://bit.ly/JillGrimm

Allison Heintz

Allison Heintz

I’ve worked hard for you for multiple years, now, as a member of the board, as your government relations liaison, as a GO Team leader, and a member of our internal TAAAC reopening committee. I look forward to working hard towards continuous improvement during another term. Thank you!

 


HyoYoung Minna Kim

HyoYoung Minna Kim

In an education system that exploits our labor and dehumanizes us, I will continue to advocate for equitable decision-making and working conditions that reflect our professionalism and humanity through the lens of transformative justice, mindfulness, and critical thinking — everything I want for our students. Forward Together: Your voice, Your Union.

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Kristina Korona

Kristina Korona

As an experienced, committed activist, I’ll ensure that TAAAC is strategically building our political power to win on salary equity, safety, and workload. Returning to the Board, I will once again critically examine policies and practices rather than just passively accept the status quo. Forward Together: Your Voice, Your Union.

http://bit.ly/forwardtogetherslate


Elizabeth Ruddy

Elizabeth Ruddy

As a member of the board it has been my pleasure to work with members through the GO Team and other organizing efforts.  I am inspired by the passion and commitment of our members to our students and each other.  I look forward to the possibility to continue to serve.

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Candidates for MSEA and NEA Delegates

Diane Barnes-Tice

MSEA and NEA Delegate

Robin Beers

Robin Beers

MSEA and NEA Delegate

I am a veteran delegate and would like to continue represent the voice of TAAAC members at the state and national level.

Richard Benfer

Richard Benfer

MSEA and NEA Delegate

As a leader on the state and local level, I will advocate for all at NEA. It’s a privilege to represent you at NEA’s convention.


Betsy Brininger

Betsy Brininger

MSEA and NEA Delegate

Served as building rep. MSEA & NEA delegate since 2011 and PAC Captain for past 8 years.  Currently serving on BOD for fifth term.

Emmanuelle Carr

MSEA and NEA Delegate

Jorge Cordoba

Jorge Cordoba

MSEA and NEA Delegate

It is either a whisper or a roar it depends on who you vote for.  Vote Forward Together.

 


Jan Delph

Jan Delph

MSEA and NEA Delegate

As an honored member of the TAAAC Board and MSEA GO Team, with your vote, I will continue to advocate for you and our students!

Melanie Doucette

MSEA and NEA Delegate

Cathy Flanders

MSEA and NEA Delegate


Sheen Golderg

MSEA and NEA Delegate

Margaret Graham

MSEA and NEA Delegate

Takiaya Hall

Takiaya Hall

MSEA and NEA Delegate

To my colleagues, with your vote I will have the opportunity to advocate for the rights of educators and students. THANK YOU!


Catherine Hall Guay

MSEA and NEA Delegate

Allison Heintz

MSEA and NEA Delegate

Minna Kim

Minna Kim

MSEA and NEA Delegate

In an education system that exploits our labor and dehumanizes us, I will continue to advocate for thoughtful decision-making that reflects our professionalism and humanity.


Kristina Korona

Kristina Korona

MSEA and NEA Delegate

I’m a committed union activist, advocating for educators as well as for public schools so that all students have equitable access to a high-quality education.

Maureen Liakos

MSEA and NEA Delegate

Holly McDermott

MSEA and NEA Delegate


Kate Miller

Kate Miller

MSEA and NEA Delegate

“I have served as a building representative and delegate on the state and national levels.  I would be honored to represent you again.”

Melissa Napfel-Sisk

MSEA and NEA Delegate

Jennifer Pecor

MSEA and NEA Delegate


Linda Tindale

Linda Tindale

MSEA and NEA Delegate

As a previous delegate for PGCPS, I will continue to advocate with and for you. Change requires something from us all.

Adria Watt

Adria Watt

MSEA and NEA Delegate

I have twelve years of experience as a special educator. I serve as a Building Representative and member of the Women’s Concerns Committee Leadership Cohort.

 


Jon Boughey

MSEA Delegate

Mary Kay Connerton

MSEA Delegate

Robert Connerton

MSEA Delegate


Jill Grimm

Jill Grimm

MSEA Delegate

I’m Jill Grimm, Social Studies teacher, department chair, building representative (10 + years) at Crofton Middle School. Please send me to MSEA’s Fall Conference.

Heather Kerlavage

MSEA Delegate

Erin Kraemer

MSEA Delegate


Jenny Kummerle

MSEA Delegate

Robin Murray

MSEA Delegate

Judith Nowottnick

Judith Nowottnick

MSEA Delegate

Re-elect me for MSEA Delegate.  In this pic of me, the white haired lady, you can see I believe in advocacy for teacher rights.


Meagan O'Donnell

MSEA Delegate

Jamie Turtzo Smith

MSEA Delegate

David Wasnock

MSEA Delegate


Kathryn Ganley

Kathryn Ganley

NEA Delegate

I am a Special Educator with experience working with Middle and High School students. I disseminate information regarding TAAAC within the school community.

Wendy Gibson

NEA Delegate


TAAAC Endorsed Candidates for MSEA and NEA Board of Directors

Russell Leone, Anne Arundel County

MSEA Director

Linda McLaughlin, Charles County

NEA Director