2022 TAAAC Elections

Candidates for TAAAC President

Catherine Snyder

Catherine Snyder

President

We have seen our collective voice increase recently and that truly excites me about the future of TAAAC.  We are headed towards an incredibly important time, a new superintendent, coming out of a pandemic and the implementation of the Blueprint.  We need a leader that can navigate our union through this process.  I have represented TAAAC members throughout my career as a building rep, faculty council member and chairperson, a director and now vice-president.  I am ready to lead us into the future with a steadfast belief that our power lies in our collectivism. We are stronger together. https://www.facebook.com/Kate-Snyder-for-TAAAC-President-104524775370592

 

Nicole Bates

Nicole Bates

President

You. You are the reason that I am running for TAAAC President. I am running because I care about you, your life, your school, and your challenges and successes. I promise you: that I will listen and respond to you and continue to advocate for you while continuing to grow TAAAC to be a member-led organization. As an 11th-year AACPS Special Educator, I am ready to take on the challenges of our teachers and related service providers and solve them with out-of-the-box solutions. I am here for you as new leadership for a stronger and more united TAAAC.

 

 

Candidates for TAAAC Vice President

Dyana Cronin

Dyana Cronin

Vice President

COVID has changed the landscape for Educators. There have been too many discussions and decisions made without our input impacting our work and the curriculum. My platform is simple, I will be that voice to the BOE. Explaining the impact of COVID, how it has impacted the Students and Educators of AACPS; and the need for constructive change that improves our total educational system. By gaining their RESPECT for us as Educators we will have a stable seat at the table for all items.   If you agree, then all I ask is to please vote for Dyana Cronin Vice President

Kristina Korona

Kristina Korona

Vice President

As an experienced, committed activist serving on the board of directors, I proactively examine our union’s practices rather than passively accept the status quo. I’ve brought forward motions that are positively impacting our union from the closed Facebook group to our new communications staffer who manages our social media messaging. I’ve been a lead organizer for many of our actions concerning salary inequities, safety, and workload. As vice-president, I’ll bring my strategic, forward-thinking vision to the executive team, ensuring that we’re organizing to build our collective power so that not only are our concerns heard but our demands are met.

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Candidates for TAAAC Board of Directors


Heather Kerlavage

Heather Kerlavage

Board of Director

The quality of the education of our students is only as good as the teachers who provide that education. To retain quality educators, they must be heard, respected, appreciated, and well-compensated. I’ll represent and defend our teachers.

Karina Zotti

Karina Zotti

Board of Director

I want to become TAAAC Board of Directors to support teachers and fight against making concessions. I taught ESOL for 27 years. I’m currently serving students and families as PPW. My experience and diversity will bring new ideas to negotiate better and obtain stronger benefits for ALL Unit 1 employees.

 


Marissa Raimond

Marissa Raimond

Board of Director

As a Speech-Language Pathologist and a member of your bargaining team, I am excited about our future and advocating for positive change. I see the hard work being done by our teachers and all TAAAC members, and I know I will be a voice for all!

 

 

 

Melissa McHarg

Melissa McHarg

Board of Director

I have been with AACPS since 2012, working in both the middle and elementary school settings as special educator and a general education teacher.   As a building rep I have learned much about our contract and union.  I look forward to making positive changes by growing and strengthening our union.

 


Daniel Kempler

Board of Director

“As a special education teacher, I have learned the most important thing is to effectively communicate, collaborate, and most importantly listen. If elected to the Board of Directors I plan to do just that, listen to member concerns and collaborate with the board of directors towards a resolution.”

 

Emmanuelle Carr

Board of Director


Candidates for MSEA and NEA Delegates

Maryalice Davis

Maryalice Davis

MSEA and NEA Delegate

As a music teacher with close to 20 years experience, I am excited for the opportunity to represent TAAAC as delegate to MSEA and NEA.

Kristina Korona

Kristina Korona

MSEA and NEA Delegate

I’m a committed union activist, advocating for better educator working conditions and student learning conditions along with a fully-funded high-quality public education system for all.

Richard Benfer

Richard Benfer

MSEA and NEA Delegate

I appreciate educator support to serve our members during MSEA/NEA conventions.  My presence means your voice will be heard.  Vote Benfer for MSEA/NEA Delegate.


Betsy Brininger

Betsy Brininger

MSEA and NEA Delegate

Member, Board of Directors.  Have attended both these important gatherings every year since 2009 and would be honored to serve as a delegate once again.

Minna Kim

Minna Kim

MSEA and NEA Delegate

I have had meaningful experiences as a NEA/MSEA delegate the past two years. I hope to continue in this role for our union.

Reba Miller

Reba Miller

MSEA and NEA Delegate

I am serving on our faculty council.  I would like to be a delegate at the NEA conference . Please vote, Reba Miller.

 


Jill Grimm

Jill Grimm

MSEA and NEA Delegate

I am an AACPS SS teacher, TAAAC MSEA delegate, and a member of the Board of Directors. Vote Jill Grimm for NEA & MSEA delegate.

David Pickens

David Pickens

MSEA and NEA Delegate

My name is David Pickens the 7th grade school counselor at MacArthur middle school. I am here to break down barriers that impede learning!

 

Will Johnson

Will Johnson

MSEA and NEA Delegate

Co-chair of MSEA ESP Organizing Committee, former SAAAAC board member, three-time MSEA delegate (2018, 2019, 2020), and two-time NEA delegate (2020, 2021).


Cheryl Menke

MSEA and NEA Delegate

Maggie Graham

MSEA and NEA Delegate

Kate Miller

MSEA and NEA Delegate


Catherine Hall Guay

MSEA and NEA Delegate

Sheen Goldberg

MSEA and NEA Delegate

Maureen Liakos

MSEA and NEA Delegate


Cathy Flanders

MSEA and NEA Delegate

Robin Beers

MSEA and NEA Delegate

Jen Pecor

MSEA and NEA Delegate


Benjamin Noetzel

MSEA and NEA Delegate

Adria Watt

MSEA and NEA Delegate

Linda Tindale

MSEA and NEA Delegate


Alex Tougas

Alex Tougas

MSEA Delegate

My name is Alex Tougas, ELA teacher and Head Building Rep at Crofton Middle. Please elect me as one of your MSEA delegates!

 

Heather Kerlavage

MSEA Delegate

 

 

Robin Murray

MSEA Delegate

 

 


Russell Leone

MSEA Delegate

Melanie Doucette

MSEA Delegate

David Wasnock

MSEA Delegate


Nicole Disney-Bates

MSEA Delegate

Mary Robinson

MSEA Delegate

Robin Harmon

MSEA Delegate


Dyana Cronin

MSEA Delegate

Samantha Schrickel

MSEA Delegate

Jon Boughey

MSEA Delegate


Robert Mauro

MSEA Delegate



TAAAC Endorsed Candidates for MSEA and NEA Board of Directors