Executive Committee Notes and Save the Date!

On Wednesday, February 19, MCTA Executive Committee met at Garfield Elementary. Topics of discussion included substitute teachers (How can MCTA welcome them in our buildings?), communication with our members via this webpage and social media, and upcoming events.

One new addition to this site is the “Know Your Contract” page. Each month we will feature an explanation and highlight of part of our contract. This month’s feature is called “Hiccups,” written by Rob Thompson, and it advises us on how to deal with problems at the early stages. Do you have questions about a part of the contract? Respond in the comments on that page, and we will address your questions and concerns.

Save the Date:

What:  District Staff Meeting to Discuss Re-Districting and Portrait of a Graduate

When: Thursday, February 27, 2020

Time: 4:00 PM

Place:  Medina High School Media Center

Please add this date to your calendar. It is important that educators have a voice in our district policies! Together, we are strong!

Leadership Summit

On January 28, MCTA President David Hamman and Digital Media Chair Stephani Itibrout attended the NEOEA Leadership Summit.


The theme was “World Cafe,” with groups rotating to different stations for short, interactive presentations on combating educator burnout.

Would you be interested in attending an NEOEA or OEA event? There are many opportunities to learn from our local leaders.  Our next event is NEOEA’s Legislative Reception on Monday, February 24. It is an evening to talk with our area’s legislators over dinner.  The event is free; if you are interested, email David Hamman. See the attached flyer.


The event to follow is MegaConference on Saturday, March 7 from 8:30-noon, where educators can choose to learn about local and national professional issues.  MCTA will sponsor your participation, and breakfast and lunch are included. If you would like to attend, email David Hamman.