MCEA Member Committees

  • Credentials and Elections – Verifies all MCEA elections. Click here for more information about being an NEA or MSEA delegate.
  • Constitution & Bylaws Committee – The committee is charged with all issues related to interpretation and change of the MCEA constitution and bylaws. Per the bylaws, all amendments to the constitution and/or the bylaws must be reviewed by the C&B Committee prior to ratification by the Representative Assembly.
  • Political Action and Community Engagement (PACE) Committee – is always seeking member involvement. The PACE Committee implements the political action activities of MCEA. It conducts one of the most thorough candidate screening processes of any organization in the county. Members of this committee work year round to hold elected officials accountable and involve MCEA members in political action year round. During the Maryland legislative session, the committee organizes lobby trips to Annapolis. Contact Nikki Woodward ( for more information.
  • Membership Committee – The committee works to involve more members in the union. Current projects include: SPARKS (a leadership development program for new educators), and coaching new MCEA reps.
  • Instruction and Professional Development Committee – The committee is charged with overseeing MCEA’s professional development programming as well as networking with colleagues across the state on professional development issues.
  • Human and Civil Rights Committee –  The committee is charged with developing recommendations for, and implementing, the union’s work on issues of social and economic justice. This year the focus is on school connectedness and reducing the dropout rate. The committee welcomes new members.
  • Minority Affairs Committee – is chaired by Dionna Ricks, The committee is charged with promoting minority member participation in MCEA activities, clarifying district policies and gathering data on practices regarding recruitment/retention of minorities, developing skills that increase access to leadership positions for minority teachers and providing opportunities for interaction and dialogue among minority members.